Comments Off on Why the Death of the ‘Burbs is Great for the Pike District
The suburbs as we’ve known them ever since Lucy and Ricky moved to the country are dying. And that means great success for the Pike District.
You don’t need to a Ph.D in economics to know that our reliance on e-commerce has resulted in the closing a wide variety of bricks and mortar stores.… Read More
Comments Off on Topping off Canopy by Hilton
This week, PM Hotel Group, a national hotel management company, and The Buccini/Pollin Group, a privately-held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company hosted a celebratory topping off ceremony for the nation’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel, the 177-room Canopy by Hilton at Pike and Rose. The hotel should be completed early next year.… Read More
The Lord & Taylor store at the White Flint Mall site
The owners of White Flint Mall have lost their appeal in a long-running court case against Lord & Taylor.
In an opinion published Tuesday, three judges of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a federal district court jury’s $31 million August 2015 verdict in favor of Lord & Taylor.… Read More
Last Thursday, the Planning Board took up the Rockville Pike-Montrose North section of the White Flint 2 Plan, and they also reviewed a few properties on Executive Boulevard.
While the staff recommended a floating zone for 6100, 6110,6116, 6120, and 6130 Executive Boulevard, some of the property owners argued for CR or CRT zoning.… Read More
Comments Off on WMATA Board Agrees To Allow Development Next to Grosvenor-Strathmore Station
A new neighborhood could rise over the next decade on the site of a surface parking lot at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station in North Bethesda.
On Thursday, Metro’s board of directors authorized the transit system to negotiate a development agreement for its 412-space parking lot with the developer Fivesquares Development of Washington, D.C.… Read More
Comments Off on Awesome Infographics on Walkability
Check out these easy to read infographics on walkability from RentToOwnLabs.com. (The perfect light reading for a 70 degree Friday in February.)
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Comments Off on Info from the Joint Rock Spring/White Flint 2 Planning Board Work Session on Schools
On February 16, the Planning Board held a joint Rock Spring and White Flint 2 Work Session to discuss schools. You can see the slides from the staff presentation here.
Some quick, interesting tidbits from this work session:
1) The projected enrollment of students from the Rock Spring, White Flint 2, and Grosvenor-Strathmore plans: 655 additional elementary students, 277 additional middle school students, and 377 additional high school students.… Read More
Comments Off on MCPS To Hold Informational Meetings on Woodward HS Reopening
From Bethesda Beat — Superintendent forming study group on best use of additional school space
School officials are planning a series of information-sharing meetings on the reopening of Woodward High School in Rockville.
Superintendent Jack Smith has called for a study group to discuss using the high school to alleviate overcrowding at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda and other area high schools.… Read More
Comments Off on Tell Montgomery Parks What You Want in Future Parks and Recreation
Montgomery Parks just launched an outreach campaign called “Parks and Rec of the Future” to solicit public input. They have a dedicated online open town hall where people can very quickly and easily submit comments and/or take a survey to let them know what people would like for their parks and recreation amenities in the future.… Read More
Comments Off on Extraordinary Mention of our WMATA Advocacy Campaign in The Washington Post
I want to make sure you saw this article in The Washington Post. It’s quite wonderful. Robert Thomson (Dr. Gridlock) spends half his piece directly quoting the Friends of White Flint letter to WMATA which I had also sent to the Transportation Planning Board. After the link to the article, you’ll find the part of his story that mentions us.… Read More