Please also keep a close eye on Strathmore’s Facebook page as the central home for live and recorded video content to brighten your days of social distancing.Read More
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Just in case you haven’t gotten this information from county emails or social media, here’s some important info on the coronavirus from County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles.
Dear Montgomery County Resident,
In our County’s ongoing effort to keep you informed of the latest, most critical and accurate information, I would like to explain a bit from a medical standpoint about the process regarding testing for COVID-19.…Read More
Closures and updates on novel corona virus/COVID-19
County Executive Marc Elrich announced yesterday that based on the state school superintendent’s guidance, all public schools will be closed March 16-27. (MCPS officials expect to announce plans for makeup days on Tuesday, March 17.)
Other closures are as follows:
- County recreation centers and programs will be cancelled beginning March 16.
Budgets are tight and people are still getting struck by cars, so let’s look at some low-cost, quick-to-install pedestrian improvements. Not after a year of study. Not by over-engineering a project until it’s unaffordable. Not by letting perfect get in the way of good enough. Let’s use these tested, vetted methods to make pedestrians safe and walking accessible to all in the Pike District.…Read More
Event # 1
The Montgomery County Council will host a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Wheaton High School auditorium to hear from residents about safety issues they are encountering on roadways and sidewalks and in crosswalks. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to talk with councilmembers about areas of concern in the community and to learn more about the county’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals of Vision Zero.…Read More
Join Friends of White Flint and other organizations on Saturday, February 8 at 2:15 pm at Federal Plaza along Rockville Pike to rally for safe streets and remember Michael Gamboa who tragically dies crossing Rockville Pike.
Yes, the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) sounds dull. IT’S NOT — SERIOUSLY, IT’S ACTUALLY INTERESTING. And it’s critically important. The SSP ensures that transportation and schools keep pace with development in Montgomery County. It’s the reason the White Flint/Pike District area is currently in a building moratorium.
The Planning Department wants to know what you think as it develops the 2020 Subdivision Staging Plan.…Read More
The Council will hold a briefing on pedestrian and bicycle safety and the implementation of the County’s Vision Zero plan during its afternoon meeting on Tuesday, January 28 at the Council Office Building in Rockville (100 Md. Ave.). The Council meeting will include representatives from the Maryland State Highway Administration, Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation, the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Park and Planning, and Montgomery County Public Schools.…Read More
The Washington Post article Prince George’s overtakes Montgomery as top job creator in Maryland suburbs discusses the possibility of a new University of Maryland (or other institution) campus in White Flint. This would be an extraordinary addition to the Pike District and we have our fingers … and toes … crossed.…Read More
Friends of White Flint Board Member Jonathan Pilley of Push-Pull Decorative Hardware was quoted in this important Washington Post story, Northern Virginia’s economic growth risks leaving Maryland suburbs behind.
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The scene is dreary at what’s left of Montgomery County’s White Flint Mall, the site that Maryland hoped would lure Amazon to build its second headquarters.