Yesterday, BethesdaNow.com reported that the Maryland State Highway Administration and the County Department of Transportation have expressed concern about Saul Center’s proposed project on Rockville Pike. The redevelopment of the Metro-Pike Plaza would offer three mixed-use buildings on the west side of Rockville Pike, between Nicholson Lane and Marinelli Drive. Woodglen Drive is slated to extend north, between the Saul Property and The Grand apartment building to connect with Marinelli.
The concern stems from three streets that would run east-west from the extended Woodglen Drive to Rockville Pike – transportation officials are balking at building out these additional intersections when only one was designated in the White Flint Sector Plan. Both county and state agencies are involved because Rockville Pike, or MD355, is a state road while the others are governed by the county. Read the full piece on BethesdaNow.com here and see our history and information on the proposed project here.
So, we want to know what you think. The added access between Woodglen and Executive could come at a hefty price tag – millions of dollars per intersection. Is it worth it? Let us know.