Some of our favorite slides from the Planning Dept.’s presentation at last week’s meeting

The Planning Department gave a detailed presentation about their Advancing the Pike District initiative, including placemaking, pedestrian improvements, and statistical analysis. You can view their entire presentation, but if you only have a few minutes enjoy our favorite slides.

We’re especially excited about the Pike District Connector which extends the Bethesda Trolley Trail.

Only a few more days until our online community meeting

Please join us for a one-hour community Zoom meeting on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm. Register at https://cutt.ly/FOWFNov19. Walker Freer and Atul Sharma from the Planning Department will update us on a

  • proposed extension of the Trolley Trail through the Pike District
  • pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Route 355 and Route 187
  • the Advancing the Pike District initiative
  • development data over the decade since the passage of the White Flint Sectors Plans

We’re also excited that Councilmember Hans Riemer will join us at 7 pm for a few minutes to welcome everyone and answer a couple of questions from our members.

Please join us Thursday November 19, 7 to 8 pm

Friends of White Flint is hosting an online community meeting on Thursday, November 19 from 7 to 8 pm that promises to be both interesting and informative.

Walker Freer and Atul Sharma of the Planning Department will update us on their Advancing the Pike District initiative, which includes an extension of the Trolley Trail, pedestrian improvements, and placemaking. They will also give a brief presentation on some fascinating data from the passage of the White Flint sector plan in 2010 through today.

So grab a beverage and a snack and join our online community meeting November 19 at 7pm. Register at https://cutt.ly/FOWFNov19

Did you miss last week’s Online Community Meeting?

Last Thursday, we had an informative and interesting online community meeting that was incredibly well-attended. We were honored to have both Councilmember Andrew Friedson, Robin Ficker, and Marcelo Cortez from MCDOT join us as our guest speakers.

Robin Ficker and Andrew Friedson gave spirited arguments for why you should vote for either Question A or Question B on how property tax limits are calculated. They also answered numerous questions from our audience. Their conversation was live tweeted by several people and organizations in which @White_Flint was tagged.

Marcelo Cortez updated everyone on the progress of the Western Workaround construction.

If you couldn’t attend our meeting, fear not. You can watch the recording at your leisure.

Hope to see you online at our upcoming Community Meeting

On Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm, please join Friends of White Flint at our virtual community meeting.

Councilmember Andrew Friedson and Robin Ficker will discuss and take questions on their property tax ballot amendments, Question A and Question B.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation will give a quick update on the Western Workaround construction.

To register for what promises to be an interesting and education online meeting, please visit https://cutt.ly/FOWF-Meeting.

A special thank you to Federal Realty for being the tech power behind this meeting.

Tonight — Advancing the Pike District Online Meeting

Friends of White Flint and the Montgomery County Planning Department will hold an online public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 19 to discuss the Advancing the Pike District project.

Here is the link to the meeting:

https://mcp-events.org/pikedistrict519

This project builds on the vision established by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan and will analyze elements of urban design, economic development, and transportation in the Pike District. This project is intended to identify short-term opportunities for success that can be implemented within the next 2-5 years to further the development of White Flint.

The meeting will be streamed online and will be posted to the project webpage following the event. A link to the online meeting will be posted on our blog and on the Planning Department’s website before the event so you can join us.

Will we see you online May 19 at our Community Meeting?

Friends of White Flint and Montgomery County Planning Department will hold an online public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 19 to discuss the Advancing the Pike District project.

This project builds on the vision established by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan and will analyze elements of urban design, economic development, and transportation in the Pike District. This project is intended to spark further implementation by identifying short-term opportunities for success that can be implemented within the next 2-5 years to further the development of White Flint.

The meeting will be streamed online and will be posted to the project webpage following the event. A link to the online meeting will be posted on our blog and on the Planning Department’s website before the event.

If you have questions you’d like to pose to the Planning Department, click here.

Hope to see you tomorrow night at our Community Meeting

Yes, the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) sounds dull. IT’S NOT — SERIOUSLY, IT’S ACTUALLY INTERESTING. And it’s critically important. The SSP ensures that transportation and schools keep pace with development in Montgomery County. It’s the reason the White Flint/Pike District area is currently in a building moratorium.

The Planning Department wants to know what you think as it develops the 2020 Subdivision Staging Plan. So please, attend this hour-long meeting, learn about the SSP, and give the Planning Department your feedback.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. There is free two-hour parking at the conference center.

Here’s the meeting agenda:

7:00    Welcome and introductions

7:05    Presentation on the new North Bethesda Village

7:15     Advocacy Update:  Second Metro Entrance, Rockville Pike Improvements, February 8 Advocacy and Memorial Event

7:20     Presentation and discussion on the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) with the Planning Department