The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee met again this past Monday, March 11th at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center. As you may have read already, the majority of the meeting was focused on a State Highway Administration presentation concerning Montrose Parkway East (we’ll have even more on that in an upcoming article).…Read More
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When you’re building something as exciting as White Flint, visitors will go to great lengths to check it out! Even if that means coming all the way from… the womb?
A few weeks ago, the Kambanis family was dining at Seasons 52 when their newest addition decided to check out the hype.…Read More
Montgomery County community leaders want to draw more Millennials, members of the generation born between 1982 and 2000, hoping that they’ll stick around when they’re older. As they explore ways to attract twenty- and thirtysomethings, from new transit projects to more nightlife, it’s worth looking at where they live in Montgomery County today.…Read More
Frozen yogurt, or froyo, shops are popping up around the country – and on Rockville Pike! You can enjoy delicious (and relatively healthy) yogurt and customized toppings in a bright environment with funky décor at the sweetFrog in White Flint!
Last week I sat down with Darshan, the owner of the sweetFrog franchise in White Flint, which just opened in November.…Read More
At a recent New Partners for Smart Growth conference the Local Leaders Council of Smart Growth America (Geoffrey Anderson’s group, who recently came to Silver Spring at an event hosted by Coalition for Smarter Growth) gave their take on smart growth and what it meant for their community. Here are some highlights:
As a former police officer and homicide detective, I know first hand the public safety implications of the built environment.…Read More
If you’re planning a night out, you might naturally gravitate towards Bethesda, Silver Spring or the District. But what about here in White Flint? As it turns out, you could do worse than spending your evening on Rockville Pike.
By now, you’ve probably read the Washington Post article about Montgomery County’s nascent Night Time Economy initiative, intended to make the county a more attractive place to live for young professionals whom officials hope will stick around when they’re older.…Read More
Does land use and zoning get you so excited it makes you want to just get up and dance? It does for some people!Read More
Improving Maryland’s transportation network isn’t just about being “green,” or even moving people and goods. It’s about supporting our regional economy, and a small increase in the gas tax can go a long way.
Earlier this week, University of Maryland Diamondback columnist Andrew Do argued that increasing Maryland’s gas tax would be a “burden” and a “punishment” on drivers.…Read More
On Tuesday, we talked about a new effort by the White Flint Partnership to find a new “brand” for the White Flint area. We also had an informal, completely non-scientific and non-binding poll of some serious (and not-so-serious) new names for White Flint. With 78 responses, here are our results:
As it turns out, many folks like the name “White Flint” just fine, as it took 53% of the votes. ”NoBe,” an abbreviation of North Bethesda sometimes used to refer to the North Bethesda Market development at Rockville Pike and Executive Boulevard, took second place with 15%, followed by “North Bethesda,” with 14%.…Read More
Last Saturday’s Washington Post article “Montgomery County looks to get hip” announced that various county officials are looking into ways to make Montgomery appeal to the Millennial Generation/Generation Y, and White Flint is seen as an important asset.
The author explains, “The county has great hopes for hipness in the massive White Flint redevelopment along Rockville Pike.…Read More