Tag Archives: Rebranding
Last Thursday, the public charette on the renaming of the White Flint sector was hosted by Friends of White Flint and Streetsense, and sponsored by various developers in the White Flint sector.
Dan Hoffman, Montgomery County’s chief innovation officer and a community activist who has been involved in the White Flint sector plan for the past 8 years, was asked to introduce the charette for the attendees which included community residents, concerned citizens, property owners, and developers.… Read More
Don’t forget that, if you’d like to participates in next week’s forum/charette on the naming and branding of the White Flint district, you must RSVP to Holly Sears Sullivan by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. In case you missed them, more details about the event can be found by clicking here.… Read More
Comments Off on It’s Time for a Name
For years, we’ve known that this place needs a name. And, we’ve believed that the community should have input into what that name would be. Our opportunity has arrived.
You’re invited to a Conversation on the Branding of the Pike on Thursday, September 11th from 6pm to 9pm at the offices of StreetSense in Bethesda. … Read More
Tuesday’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting had been much-anticipated as the question of the naming/branding/borders of the future urban district has heated up. So, it surprised some that the issue didn’t arise until the last few minutes of the gathering. Below are the meeting highlights:
Western Workaround: County Implementation Coordinator Dee Metz reported that construction of the western workaround will be broken into two phases. … Read More
Yesterday, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee (DAC) held its monthly meeting at the Bethesda North Conference Center, located at 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, directly across the street from the White Flint metro station. This very juxtaposition (Bethesda, North Bethesda, Rockville, White Flint) is why the subject of our area’s naming was on the agenda.… Read More
Comments Off on Rebranding Proposal at Next White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting
Next Tuesday, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will take up the proposal for the rebranding of the White Flint district. Here is Ken’s update:
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The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will consider a proposal to co-brand the area around the White Flint Metro Station and nearby Twinbrook Metro Station (see map) as one business district.
Comments Off on More Media Coverage on our Naming Process
Well, we can’t back away from this issue now — the media is watching. In addition to this week’s article in the Washington Post on establishing a name for this new district, Bethesda Magazine has also offered attention to the issue. Earlier this month, BethesdaNow.com really got the media conversation started and, between the three publications, the comments have been going nuts with opinions on the subject. … Read More
As we noted in our post last week, the naming and branding of the White Flint Sector has been long overdue (click here for that post). Although the issue is usually framed as “renaming” the redevelopment district, I would offer a different perspective. I don’t think we’re “re-naming” anything — I think we’re just finally naming it for the first time.… Read More
Friends of White Flint has been around for seven years now and, for about as long, questions have abounded about what we should call this amazing place we’re creating. You’ve seen articles and polls and questionnaires asking for your opinion on the subject. Are we White Flint? North Bethesda? NoBeSoRo (that’s North Bethesda South Rockville)?… Read More
When Ben Harris and his wife moved from Logan Circle in DC to an apartment off of Rockville Pike in 2011, he didn’t know what to call his new neighborhood.
“I was telling people where I live and they would ask ‘What neighborhood is that?'” he says.
This confusion inspired the name of Harris’s new local blog, NorthFlintVille.… Read More