Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


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Notes & Slides from the Executive Boulevard White Flint 2 Worksession

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During a nearly two-hour worksession yesterday at the Planning Board, Executive Boulevard was the center of attention. The staff presentation was actually a fairly good explanation of what is proposed for Executive Boulevard in the White Flint 2 sector plan. Below you’ll find a few slides that I found particularly illuminating.…

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2 Top Points and 1 Surprising Conclusion on Executive Blvd Office Space

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Here are the top two points and one surprising conclusion from the just-released Montgomery Planning Department briefing on the technical report: “Adaptive Reuse: Executive Boulevard and Rock Spring Office Markets” prepared by Bolan Smart Associates.  (And here’s a bonus fun little factoid with which to dazzle your friends: Executive Boulevard has 15 buildings totaling over 2.1 million square feet which is  three percent of the County’s total office inventory)
  1. Even if market conditions might merit repurposing, many of these office buildings have large and wide floorplates depths with interior spaces far from windows and configurations that make conversion to residential use very challenging.
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Abt Associates

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Abt Associates recently signed a full-building lease for 6130 Executive Blvd., a 155,000-square-foot building the National Cancer Institute vacated in fall 2013. Abt Associates is a consulting practice focusing on climate change, education, agriculture, health, income, food secrity, and the environment. Abt Associates has had an office at 4550 Montgomery Ave.…

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What should we do with Executive Boulevard?

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The many empty office spaces along Executive Boulevard in White Flint 2 are far from unusual in the DC Metro area. According to this recent article in The Washington Post, re purposing older office buildings is a vexing issue for many areas. In fact,  there are about 71 million square feet of empty office space in the DMV.…

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Executive Boulevard Can Be Saved, according to Urban Land Institute

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Executive Boulevard, part of the White Flint 2 Sector, has an office vacancy rate of about 30%. It contains Class B and C office space that few companies find attractive.  None of that is news.

But this is news, and good news, too.  The Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel, or TAP, after a two-day review, determined that Executive Boulevard can be saved, using  a combination of land use, connectivity, amenity and identity improvements.…

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Realigning and Constructing Main/Market Street and Executive Blvd

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On Thursday, March 12, the Montgomery County Planning Board will discuss the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT’s) project to reconfigure a portion of the existing roadway network in the Pike District. The project includes roadway realignment and construction of new road segments for Main/Market Street and Executive Boulevard extended. This is also known as the Western Workaround.…

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Notes from the last Friends of White Flint Meeting

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** The following are draft minutes of the meeting held on September 3, 2014 of the Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint.  These minutes will remain in draft form until approved at the next Board meeting.  In the meantime, please email suggested edits to Info@WhiteFlint.org **

 

Draft of Minutes of the September 3, 2014 Friends of White Flint Board of Director’s Meeting
2014 Board of Directors Meeting
September 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Georgetown Village Condominium Community Room

 

Board members include Howard Feldman, James Schaeffer, Chad Salganik, Amber Tedesco, Suzanne Hudson, Francine Waters, Bill Carey, Barnaby Zall, Todd Lewers, Brian Downie, and Kristi Smith.  

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Finding the Right Balance

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Something we’ve been demanding for White Flint is that we strike a balance when creating spaces for people to get around.  This means that car shouldn’t be king – nor should any other group.  We must find ways to encourage people to walk and bike, but also acknowledge that many will still drive (and need to park).  

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Update from White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee February Meeting

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The February 10th meeting began with the mention of no new development taking place throughout the White Flint sector currently. The Pike and Rose development is continuing nicely with their first Phase.

Then the meeting turned to the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee update. The committee is in support of the county’s proposed Bill 33-13: Urban Road Code Standards and Pedestrian Safety Improvements.  …

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Implementation Committee discusses Western Workaround

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street network

Montgomery County is figuring out how to build out White Flint’s new street grid.

The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee held its monthly meeting before a packed crowd Monday night at the Shriver Aquatic Center in Wall Park. The main topic of discussion was the Metro Pike Center development at Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road, which we’ll talk about in more detail later this week.…

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