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


Category Archives: Development Projects

Busy Fall Season for Pike & Rose

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From Store Reporter

It’s a busy season ahead for Pike & Rose, with three big openings in the next three months. 

West Elm, offering modern furniture and home decor, will arrive the week of Sept. 30th. 

Sunday Morning Bakehouse, the first brick-and-mortar store for the popular farm market vendor, will debut in the next few weeks.…

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Western Workaround Construction Update

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Construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning July 28, 2019 on the Western Workaround/White Flint Project.

The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 under the previous contract as Phase 1B still awaits completion. This work should finish by end of summer, 2019.PEPCO electrical construction located on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance has been completed—the contractor will return once PEPCO has installed a new power pole; the County is waiting on PEPCO’s schedule for pole placement.…

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Federal Realty to Move Headquarters to Pike and Rose

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Federal Realty announced that it has topped out at 909 Rose in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose neighborhood. The 200,000-square-foot Class A office building will include Federal’s new headquarters. 

“Federal is proud to work with DAVIS Construction for the first time. With more than 100 years of combined history in Montgomery County, it has been great to partner on a project that will bring an additional 1,000 office employees to the Pike & Rose neighborhood each workday,” said Jay Brinson, Director of Development, Federal Realty.…

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County Greenlights Three Stormwater Runoff, including one in Luxmanor

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From Bethesda Beat

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reactivated three storm water management projects that were previously suspended.

The county will move forward with plans to restore more than 1,800 feet of Old Farm Creek along Neilwood Drive in North Bethesda as well as more than 8,700 feet of the Grosvenor/Luxmanor Tributary in North Bethesda.…

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Citing ‘market forces,’ property owner adding three-bedroom units at East Village

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From Bethesda Beat

Developers of a 5-acre North Bethesda property have submitted altered plans to the county Planning Board, reducing the number of total apartments to incorporate about three dozen three-bedroom units.

The Planning Board in 2016 approved plans for 614 residential units and up to 34,000 square feet of retail use to be built in two phases at the intersection of Nicholson Lane and Huff Court.…

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Update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

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The White Flint Implementation Committee will not meet for this month. Below are several implementation updates for you.

Recent Planning Board Approval: VOB-Nissan (Sketch Plan/Preliminary Plan)

Under Review: Wilgus Sketch Plan

Under Construction: Pike & Rose Office Building and Arrowwood at North Bethesda Center/LCOR

Staging Allocation Request (SAR): The Board is scheduled to approved a new staging allocation for Offutt Estates (at the end of Hillery Way) for 5 residential units on June 20.…

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VOB-Grand Park Sketch Plan and Preliminary Plans went before Planning Board yesterday.

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Yesterday, the VOB-Grand Park development on Old Georgetown Road went before the Planning Board with their request to transform the existing car dealership, bank, retail building and associated surface parking lots currently on Old Georgetown into a mixed-use development with a maximum of 1,051,012 square feet of development, including up to 110,169 square feet of non-residential uses and up to 940,843 square feet of residential uses. …

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Yes, you can build your way to affordable housing.

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A lengthy but informative article shows how many other cities utilized diverse strategies to make housing affordable. While any one particular strategy may not work for Montgomery County, combining the best of these strategies may help make housing affordable in our beloved county. I’ve quoted a few paragraphs below that summarize the article, but you can read the entire piece here.

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Building Moratorium in the White Flint? No, Thanks.

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Dear County Council and County Executive:

As you know, the Walter Johnson cluster is poised to go into moratorium July 1 because it will be 120% overcapacity. Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit organization composed of residents, businesses, and property owners, strongly urges you to find a solution that would prevent this moratorium.…

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Have you heard? There might be a building moratorium in the WJ Cluster.

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This potential building moratorium has probably flown under your personal news radar, but it could have real consequences in the Pike District. Basically, Walter Johnson High School and five other school clusters could be placed under a one-year residential building moratorium July 1 because the schools are at 120% or more of their student capacity.

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