Monthly Archives: March 2019
From Bethesda Beat
The county school board is exploring using the former Charles W. Woodward High School in Rockville for the first countywide secondary-level arts magnet program and has turned to the former chief executive of the Strathmore arts center to lead a committee studying options.
Woodward, on Old Georgetown Road, is the current home for Tilden Middle School students while their building is being remodeled and expanded.… Read More
Last night, Montgomery Planning gave the public the chance to review the proposed design guidelines for White Flint 2. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the Shriver Aquatic Center, here is a summary of the guidelines and links to the actual proposed White Flint 2 Design Guidelines.… Read More
Large commercial, residential buildings could be forced to cut available parking in effort to promote transit, carpools
As reported in Bethesda Beat. (Scroll to the end to read Friends of White Flint’s official position.)
A proposal that could force large commercial and residential properties in the county to have fewer parking spaces in an effort to force greater use of public transportation and get cars off the road is being questioned by business groups.… Read More
On a blustery Saturday, resident, business, and property owner board members from Friends of White Flint took Councilmember Andrew Friedson and Councilmember Evan Glass on a tour of the Pike District/White Flint. It was wonderful talking about ways to make our community safer for pedestrians and cyclists, more activated, and more vibrant.… Read More
From Bethesda Patch
Olive & Loom, a Mediterranean-inspired lifestyle and apothecary boutique, has opened its second Maryland location in North Bethesda. Located at 11815 Grand Park Ave., the 765-square-foot store is one of the latest additions to the Pike & Rose development.
Ferzan Jaeger, a Turkish-born mother of two, founded Olive & Loom in 2016.… Read More
WMATA is currently studying how they might design and build a second entrance at the White Flint metro station. Here are some slides from a presentation they made at a North Bethesda Transportation Management District meeting last week.
In 2010, WMATA created a station access plan with the goals of creating: 1) better access at the existing Marinelli Road station entrance, 2) two options for a new north entrance, and 3) possible alignments for a pedestrian connection.… Read More
Have you noticed any potholes in the Pike District? (Amy here — I know I’ve hit a few lately.) Tell us exactly where you’ve seen potholes, and we will compile a list. Then, we will give the list to MCDOT and ask them to make repairs.
Email what you find on your Pothole Patrol to email@example.com… Read More
Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant that serves various types of salads, is opening this Monday, 3/18 in Pike & Rose, according to a sign on the door.
The restaurant chain has seen a fairly rapid expansion since opening their first location just 11 years ago.
They currently have almost 100 stores nationwide and the new Pike & Rose location will be the third in Montgomery County (Bethesda and Silver Spring locations).… Read More
Construction activities anticipated for the two weeks beginning March 10, 2019. For additional information on the White Flint Project please visit http://www.whiteflintproject.com
The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 will finish by the end of winter 2019.
Verizon telecommunications infrastructure construction located in the northbound right lanes of Executive Boulevard prior to Old Georgetown Road has been completed with only punch list items remaining-the contractor will return at a later date.… Read More
Montgomery Planning will hold open houses on March 26 and 28 to present design guidelines for the Rock Spring and White Flint 2 Plans. Planners will present draft recommendations for the design of buildings, streets and public spaces at two meeting locations for community feedback.
Planners will hold the White Flint 2 Sector Plan Design Guidelines open house on Tuesday, March 26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.… Read More