It’s been 5 years since Montgomery County first started talking about a countywide Bus Rapid Transit network, but the County Council could vote on the proposed 81-mile system in two weeks. While the latest round of revisions are good, will councilmembers resist calls from a few residents to cut BRT routes in their neighborhoods?…Read More
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The issue of a site for a future elementary school in the White Flint Sector is back at the forefront and County Planners will be at a meeting next week to discuss it.
From Park & Planning:
Part of an occasional series looking at how the new White Flint will come together.
The White Flint Sector Plan is made up of lots of “big moves,” like a new Rockville Pike, that will take a long time to complete. But there are also lots of smaller projects that will play a big role in the area’s evolution.…Read More
First in an occasional series looking at how the new White Flint will come together.
The White Flint Sector Plan calls for a new street grid, which will relieve congestion on Rockville Pike and provide more ways to walk, bike, or drive around White Flint. While many of the new streets will be built by private developers, like at Pike + Rose and North Bethesda Center, Montgomery County and the State of Maryland will be responsible for much of the heavy lifting.…Read More
As the plans for a redeveloped White Flint Mall make their way through the planning process, the issue of reserving space for a future elementary school has returned. The White Flint Sector Plan calls for 3.6 acres just south of White Flint Mall to be held for this purpose. Presently, the site is a surface parking lot.…Read More
The Implementation Advisory Committee met again this Monday to discuss updates on what’s happening in the area. About half of the meeting was focused on an amendment to the Pike and Rose phase I plan – we’ll have more on that soon. For now, here are general updates from the meeting:
Nkosi Yearwood from the Planning Department updated the group on the Marinelli bike lanes. …Read More
Last week, the County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment Committee began the worksession process on the County’s Draft Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan, which includes the plan for Bus Rapid Transit. At the start of the session, Councilmember Roger Berliner, who is both chair of the committee and the District Councilmember over White Flint, made the following statement:
The Downtown Advisory Committee convened for their monthly meeting last Tuesday, October 8. Given the many White Flint-related events and meetings this past month, the meeting consisted mainly of updates from the various stakeholders.…Read More
Friends of White Flint board member Suzanne Hudson delivered this testimony last week at the Montgomery County Council’s public hearing on the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan. (Thanks, Suzanne!).
Interested in learning more about bus rapid transit? Join us TONIGHT at 6pm for a Rapid Transit Roundtable discussion about the MD 355 Corridor!…Read More
At least four White Flint projects have hearings scheduled before the Montgomery County Planning Board in coming months:
- North Bethesda Gateway, a project from ProMark and Foulger Pratt, will have a hearing on their Sketch Plan Amendment (32011002A) on October 3rd. As BethesdaNow.com has reported, the amendment increases residential density and decreases office space.