The Montgomery Planning Department is working on The Urban Parks and Public Spaces (UPPS) Design Guidelines to create inviting, easily accessible, attractive, comfortable, and safe public spaces. When complete, the Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines will be a companion document to the Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan (EPS) Plan.…Read More
As reported in Bethesda Beat
Over the next few decades, Strathmore Square at Grosvenor-Strathmore metro will include seven or more buildings, transforming the current asphalt parking lot into a walkable and distinctive community. Fivesquares Development is submitting an application for initial approval from the Planning Board.
Fivesquares’ project application divides the roughly 15-acre site into six sections and describes the development plans for each:
Parcel 1, along Tuckerman Lane near the intersection with Cloister Drive, is slated for a 220-foot-tall building encompassing about 430,400 square feet.…Read More
We were rained out last month, but I’m in discussions with the weather gods who said we’ve got a good shot of sun in August.
Pike District Promenades are an easy way to meet your neighbors, take a stroll, and get some fresh air. This month, we will promenade at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 18, meeting up at the North Bethesda Market plaza. …Read More
JINYA Ramen Bar opens tomorrow at 11 am!! JINYA located next to Baked Bear on Rose Park at Pike 7 Rose is a full-service, sit-down restaurant featuring authentic Tonkotsu ramen with a modern twist.
The first 100 customers will receive free slurpy-worthy ramen and there will be door prizes and celebratory activities throughout the day, the restaurant said in a press release.…Read More
THANK A FARMER
The Pike Central Farm Market is open on Saturdays from 9am-1:30pm through Thanksgiving in the parking lot next to REI at Pike and Rose. This week, pick-up local peaches, nectarines, watermelons, corn and more! As the season changes, so does the selection.
YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP
With 30 vendors, you’re sure to check off your grocery list for the week.…Read More
From Nkosi Yearwood, White Flint Implementation Committee:
Happy Summer to All: This is early notice that the White Flint Implementation Committee will meet on Monday, August 13, 2018, 7 p.m. at Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center. The primary purpose for this August meeting is to review a new MCDOT bikeway proposal along Executive Boulevard, between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive.…Read More
Recently passed MPDU Bills 34-17 and 38-17 make several changes to the county MPDU law to enhance administrative flexibility and clarify provisions of the law. These changes will take effect on October 31, 2018 and include:
Connecting MPDU eligibility expressly to household income as opposed to the MPDU sale price and financing information.…Read More
In a recent post on Greater Greater Washington, Dan Reed for Just Up the Pike shows that White Flint is second in Montgomery County for the number of residential units in the pipeline with 3,827 homes waiting to be built.
If you add all of the county’s master plan or sector plan areas up, there were about 47,000 homes that have been approved to be built as of May 2018.…Read More
County Council President Hans Riemer and Catherine Leggett are teaming up to propose renaming the former Woodward High School after the Rev. Josiah Henson, who was enslaved on a plantation near the North Bethesda school.
Montgomery County Public Schools plans to overhaul and reopen the high school on Old Georgetown Road to relieve crowding in the Walter Johnson High School cluster and in the Downcounty Consortium.…Read More