It’s back to school and work which means it’s meeting time!

First, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting will NOT be held tomorrow. It’s cancelled.

Second, Friends of White Flint is hosting a free community meeting on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 pm at AMP by Strathmore at Pike and Rose. We’ll get updates on the news and development of the White Flint/Pike District area and hear a great presentation on the proposed I-270 and Route 355 monorail.

Want to serve on the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee?

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee, for two members representing businesses that employ fewer than 25 employees, one representative of commercial property owners in the Sector Plan Area, one resident in the Sector Plan Area, and one resident outside the Sector Plan Area.

 The Sector Plan Area is comprised of the following streets: Citadel Avenue, Executive Boulevard (5900 block), Hoya Street, Maple Avenue, Marinelli Lane, McGrath Boulevard, Nebel Street (11500-12292), Nicholson Court, Nicholson Lane, Old Georgetown Road (11565-11999), Randolph Road (5500 block), Rockville Pike (11120-12000), Security Lane, and Woodglen Drive. For specific questions regarding the Sector Plan Area boundaries, please contact Derrick Harrigan at (240) 777-8210.

 The 14-member committee includes two members nominated by the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce; three members who represent (commercial) property owners in the Sector Plan Area; two members who represent businesses that employ fewer than 25 employees; two members who represent residential communities in the Sector Plan area; one member who represents a residential community in or outside of the Sector Plan area; one member of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board; and three ex officio, non-voting members who represent the County Executive, County Council, and North Bethesda Transportation Management District.

The Committee advises County departments on public services in the White Flint Sector Plan Area; and coordinates community activities that promote and advance business interests, and a sense of place, community, maintenance and walkability within the Area. The Committee will provide an annual report to the County Executive and County Council.

Members serve three year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are generally held monthly at 8:00 AM in North Bethesda, near the White Flint Metro Station.

Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members must complete training on the Maryland Open Meetings Act and basic parliamentary procedure. Elrich’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process. The deadline for application is March 6, 2019. To apply please click here.

What you missed at this week’s WFDAC Meeting

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee met this week, and here’s what happened.

Corey Pitts, BRT Project Manager for Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation, gave a presentation on Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355.  (We’ll post his presentation as soon as we receive it.)

The executive committee met with County Executive Ike Leggett and said it was a positive meeting.

Ken Hartman Director of the Bethesda Regional Services Center said that his crew removed 150 bags of litter from the WMATA site and will soon tackle the Gables site.

Peggy Schwartz from the Transportation Management  District announced Bike to Work Day is May 18 will be held in Rose Park at Pike and Rose.

Nkosi Yearwood from Montgomery County said no new projects have been filed.  He thought Pike and Rose’s new office building should go before the Planning Board next month.  On April 9, the G & O committee takes up the expansion of the White Flint taxing district to include Guardian, Wilco and part of the Wilgus properties.

The next WFDAC committee will be Wednesday, April 4 at 8am at a location TBD.

What the WFDAC discussed at its meeting Tuesday

Here’s what the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee talked about it at is monthly meeting held this week.

The committee first took a behind-the-scenes tour of Pike and Rose Phase 2.

The consulting firm chosen to help develop and guide the committee’s BID report to the council and executive said they were starting to interview stakeholders.

Dee Metz mentioned that soon the council will take up a budget amendment for Wall Park/Wall Park Garage funding at some point in the near future.  (Look for us to blog about this in more detail.)

Peggy Schwartz reminded folks to sign up for the North Bethesda Ride to Work Pit Stop at Pike and Rose.  Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19th.

Nkosi Yearwood said that ‘bubbling up’ is a record plat for LCOR parcel G for a mid-rise residential building.  (We’ll blog more about this, too, later on.)

Francine Yearwood said that Fall Fest will be held Saturday, October 14 from 2 to 5 pm and will feature a DJ, beer, and lots of fun-filled activities for all ages.

Please note that WFDAC meetings are no longer held the second Tuesday of every month but are now staggered on either the second Tuesday or Wednesday of the month.