Yesterday, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee (DAC) held its monthly meeting at the Bethesda North Conference Center, located at 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, directly across the street from the White Flint metro station. This very juxtaposition (Bethesda, North Bethesda, Rockville, White Flint) is why the subject of our area’s naming was on the agenda.…Read More
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Friends of White Flint is a successful advocate because of our engaged community of members. So, don’t forget to turn your engagement to the polls this month! Primary elections for everything from Board of Education to County Council to County Executive to State Delegates/Senators to Governor are on June 24! Yes – that’s much earlier than in years past so spread the word!…Read More
Next Tuesday, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will take up the proposal for the rebranding of the White Flint district. Here is Ken’s update:
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Bethesda Now reported last week that the county Parks Department is investigating ways of broadening its revenue stream; one option is corporate sponsorships. With the simmering excitement over the potential of Wall Park here in White Flint, this is an exciting concept.
This week, the Planning Board will hear the department’s staff recommendation to launch a sponsorship program that is expected to bring about $1M toward our local parks.…Read More
Next week, county advisory committees will meet to discuss White Flint redevelopment:
White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Federal Realty Investment Trust Headquarters, 1626 E. Jefferson Street Rockville, MD 20852
The agenda for the meeting includes:
- Development Activity
- White Flint Downtown Committee (Francine Waters)
- WF Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)
- North Bethesda Gateway-Lake Waverly/Foulger Pratt Presentation
White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee
Date: Tuesday, June 10th at 8am
Where: Bethesda North Conference Center, Cabin John Board Room
The agenda will include a presentation and discussion on naming and branding of the District.…Read More
Well, we can’t back away from this issue now — the media is watching. In addition to this week’s article in the Washington Post on establishing a name for this new district, Bethesda Magazine has also offered attention to the issue. Earlier this month, BethesdaNow.com really got the media conversation started and, between the three publications, the comments have been going nuts with opinions on the subject. …Read More
As we noted in our post last week, the naming and branding of the White Flint Sector has been long overdue (click here for that post). Although the issue is usually framed as “renaming” the redevelopment district, I would offer a different perspective. I don’t think we’re “re-naming” anything — I think we’re just finally naming it for the first time.…Read More
The Montgomery County Council met on Thursday, May 15 to deliberate on the FY-15 Montgomery County Operating Budget and the FY 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program. The council came to an unanimous tentative agreement on the Operating Budget for FY-15 and the FY2015-20 CIP.
Some of the key actions to took place that are important for White Flint include:
- The approval of the FY 15 Montgomery County Operating Budget of $4.99 billion, which will include funding for the Urban Park Elements.
If you’re familiar with this blog, and with White Flint redevelopment in general, then you know that we’re working toward making our area more friendly toward all modes of transportation. Car can no longer be king – people should be the kings (and queens!). A major barrier toward getting people out of their cars and onto the sidewalks and bike lanes (where we have bike lanes) is the safety of our roads. …Read More
Nkosi Yearwood began the committee meeting by discussing updates on the various development projects:
Saul Centers’ White Flint sketch plan was approved April 17th by the Planning board.
North Bethesda Gateway development is moving forward after the sketch plan was amended last year. The preliminary site plan was amended 3 weeks ago and will be coming to the Planning Board in the near future.