Category Archives: General
The Pike District was featured on last night’s NBC4 local news! (Look around the 50 second mark for our own executive director, Amy Ginsburg, being interviewed by Chris Gordon.) You can see the short clip here.… Read More
Comments Off on The Pike District (and our executive director) Featured in Washingtonian Magazine
Why, yes, it is kind of cool to wake up and find executive director Amy Ginsburg and Friends of White Flint quoted in Washingtonian Magazine.
“Stable doesn’t mean stagnant. Just look at what’s happening in some of Montgomery County’s most family-friendly communities. Take Zip code 20852, between Bethesda and Rockville proper, where the median home price was $397,850 last year and, on average, has fluctuated less than 1 percent over the past decade.… Read More
Look how many terrific Pike District/White Flint neighborhoods there are in Bethesda Magazine’s 30 Great Neighborhoods to Live In
When businessman Henry Copp created Garrett Park in the 1880s, he envisioned a neighborhood of beautiful homes and stately trees. His dream came true in the form of maples intertwining over streets lined with gingerbread Victorians.… Read More
Comments Off on COG, Area Governments Project More Than 1.5 Million Additional People, 1.1 Million Additional Jobs in D.C. Region by 2045
I’m often asked how will we fill all the residential units and offices planned for the Pike District. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) just answered that question.
According to the most recent draft of forecasts jointly developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and area governments, the region will add more than 1.5 million people and 1.1 million jobs over the next 30 years.… Read More
Comments Off on Ten Tired Traffic Myths
According to City Lab, here are some traffic myths that just refuse to die.
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The most enduring popular traffic myth holds that building more roads always leads to less congestion. Instead it causes induced demand so that that building more road eventually (if not always immediately) leads to more traffic, not less.
Comments Off on Pike & Rose Holiday Light Spectacular Fri., Nov. 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
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Comments Off on Montgomery County Police to Conduct Pedestrian Enforcement Today
In an effort to place focus on pedestrian safety, MCPD will be conducting a number of traffic enforcement operations at locations with marked crosswalks and areas that have been identified as pedestrian High Incidence Areas (HIAs) – areas with more pedestrian collisions. During this enforcement, police will be issuing citations to both drivers and pedestrians who are in violation of the law.
Comments Off on Help MoCo be as Age-Friendly as Possible — Survey Deadline Extended to November 13
Are you 55+ years old? Montgomery County would like to hear your opinion about age friendliness in Montgomery County so that they can make the County an even better place to live as we age. You can take the survey by clicking here.
Several years ago, the County collected information from hundreds of County residents regarding services for seniors. … Read More
Comments Off on Share why you #PickthePike
Why did you choose the Pike District/White Flint area? The many restaurants? The gyms to burn off the calories from all those delicious meals? The diverse stores full of unique and useful goods? The ability to walk to metro? The gorgeous apartments, townhouses, and houses? The fun parks and excellent schools?… Read More
Comments Off on Potential relief for overcrowded White Flint area schools
Welcome news for Walter Johnston cluster schools, which are universally overcrowded, from MCPS interim superintendent Larry Bowers.
The Walter Johnson Cluster has experienced large enrollment increases during the past eight years, primarily driven by the sale of homes to younger families. Also, new development in the cluster has played a role, although by a significantly smaller amount than demographic changes in existing communities.