During a nearly two-hour worksession yesterday at the Planning Board, Executive Boulevard was the center of attention. The staff presentation was actually a fairly good explanation of what is proposed for Executive Boulevard in the White Flint 2 sector plan. Below you’ll find a few slides that I found particularly illuminating.…Read More
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From Bethesda Magazine:
Development that includes nearly 6,000 homes could halt without progress on school, transportation projects
Montgomery County planning officials on Thursday debated whether it’s fair to freeze development in the White Flint area if public projects stall.
Under the drafted White Flint 2 Sector Plan, growth would proceed in three phases, but moving through them would require progress on school and transportation improvements.…Read More
Yeah, it’s a slog, but the proposed White Flint 2 plan will be the guiding document for that part of the Pike District for the next couple of decades, so you might want to peruse its pages here. That said, it is the first day back to real life after a couple of weeks of holidays, and your boss likely has a long list of things for you to do, so below are the key recommendations of the White Flint 2 Proposed Plan.…Read More
A public hearing has been set for Jan. 12 for the working draft for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan, which was approved Thursday by the Montgomery County Planning Board at its meeting.
The plan area comprises 460 acres in a bowtie shape on both sides of Rockville Pike, on both sides of Montrose Road and a region largely south of Randolph Road.…Read More
August 24, 2016
Dear Chairman Anderson:
As you know, Friends of White Flint represents thousands of residents, businesses, and property owners in the White Flint/Pike District area. We have enjoyed being a part of the public discussion to create a new sector plan for the White Flint 2 area.
After soliciting input from our members, The Friends of White Flint Board of Directors met last month to discuss and review the White Flint 2 Preliminary Plan, and there is much that we like about the plan.…Read More
The Planning Department staff have released their official White Flint 2 Sector Plan: Briefing and Preliminary Staff Recommendations in preparation for their presentation to the Planning Board on Thursday. It’s well worth reading as it describes what they suggest should be the plan for the White Flint 2 area. You can read the memo by clicking here: RevisedWF2PreliminaryRecommendationsMemoFINAL) At the end of the memo, you’ll see a few letters from property owners or their attorneys describing changes they’d like to see in the plan, most of which concern increasing density.…Read More
This may turn out to be one of the longer posts I’ve written, but heck, I am summarizing a two-hour presentation and a 54-page PowerPoint presentation. For those of you who want just the Spark Notes version, you can stop after the first four images. But I hope that you take the time to at least scan this post, and maybe even read it thoroughly, since this could be the guiding document for the next few decades in the White Flint 2 area.…Read More
Don’t forget — White Flint 2 Sector Plan public meeting will take place on tonight, Monday, July 11, 7-9 p.m. at Luxmanor Elementary School, 6201 Tilden Lane. The Planning Department will reveal its preliminary plan for White Flint 2.
NIH has signed a renewal to remain at 6100 Executive Blvd. in Rockville, MD for an additional two years.…Read More
The Planning Department is initiating a Minor Master Plan at Grosvenor metro to explore the potential for development that would advance the public policy goal of transit-oriented development at the metro station. …Read More
Here are the top two points and one surprising conclusion from the just-released Montgomery Planning Department briefing on the technical report: “Adaptive Reuse: Executive Boulevard and Rock Spring Office Markets” prepared by Bolan Smart Associates. (And here’s a bonus fun little factoid with which to dazzle your friends: Executive Boulevard has 15 buildings totaling over 2.1 million square feet which is three percent of the County’s total office inventory)
Even if market conditions might merit repurposing, many of these office buildings have large and wide floorplates depths with interior spaces far from windows and configurations that make conversion to residential use very challenging.