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Updates from the White Flint Implementation Committee

Here are some important updates from the White Flint Implementation Committee.

Site Plan

  • Pike & Rose-Phase 2, R&D building, is under review. The proposed R&D building will be located north of Rose Park and Bark Social.
  • The site plan for the Northpark at Montrose (aka the Wilgus property) will go to the Planning Board on June 24.

Concept Plan

  • Rose Village is the proposed redevelopment of the office property (6001, 6003 and 6011 Executive Boulevard), which is located west of Towne Road and between Executive Boulevard and Montrose Parkway. This property is within White Flint 2, but it is within the White Flint tax district and follows the staging provisions in the 2010 White Flint plan.

Sketch Plan

  • The Montouri property, which is located at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Nebel Street and opposite North Bethesda Center, has submitted a Sketch Plan. The vacant property has several environmental issues. Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is the property developer.

Mandatory Referral

  • Montgomery County is in the process of purchasing an office property at 1600 Nebel Street for an emergency homeless center. The interior of the existing building will be renovated for the proposed use. The Board will review the property acquisition on Thursday, May 27.

Metro Station Renaming

  • The existing White Flint Metro Station will be renamed as North Bethesda in the future.

20 is Plenty

  • This MCDOT initiative seeks to lower speed limits to 20 MPH on some urban areas in the County, including White Flint. Executive Boulevard, Security Lane, Woodglen Drive and Edson Lane are included in this pilot project.

Advancing the Pike District

  • The project team is currently work with MCDOT on implementing the Pike District Connector and the creation of streetscape guidelines for the plan area.

Randolph Hills Walk Audit

TONIGHT! Implementation Committee Meeting October 14

Game 3 of the Nats historic pennant race doesn’t begin until 7:38, so pop on over beforehand to the the White Flint Implementation Committee which will meet on Monday, October 14, 7 p.m. at Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center.

Below is the draft agenda for the meeting.


White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee

Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

Monday, October 14, 2019 7 p.m.

  1. Introductions
  2. Development Updates
    1. Biennial Monitoring Report
  3. White Flint Western Workaround Update (Dan Sheridan, MCDOT)
  4. White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie)
  5. White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Peter Fosselman)
  6. Other topics

Update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

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. This is a small townhouse development.

Western Workaround: A pedestrian path has been installed through the Nissan property (opposite Pike & Rose on Old Georgetown Road) that links the Banneker Street (formerly Market Street) to Old Georgetown Road and Grand Park Avenue. Utility relocation (Pepco and others) is expected to continue through the summer-early Fall.

Bikeways: MCDOT is continuing to work on the Marinelli Road and Executive Boulevard protected bikeways.

Walter Johnson School Cluster: On Thursday, June 20th, the Planning Board will review the Annual Schools test for MCPS clusters, including the Walter Johnson Cluster. The annual school test determines if new residential subdivisions in any school cluster service area or individual school service area should be subject to a moratorium, based on the estimated utilization of school facilities.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): MCDOT is hosting a BRT open house on Thursday, June 27, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at the B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane (Wisconsin Multipurpose Room).

July Meeting: Next month, July 8, MCDOT MD 355 BRT project staff (Darcy Buckley or Corey Pitts) will provide the WF Committee with an update on the MD 355 BRT project.

White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m

The rescheduled White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting (Monday’s meeting was cancelled due to snow) will be held Thursday, January 17, 7 pm, at the Shriver Aquatic Center.

The agenda includes:

  1. Introductions
  2. Development and Infrastructure Updates
  3. White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)
  4. White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)
  5. Sketch Plan Presentation Update: VOB/Nissan/Capital One properties
  6. Other topics: Mary Ward: Public facilities

Highlight’s from last night’s Implementation Committee Meeting

Last night, the White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting included many updates of interest to  folks in the White Flint area.  Here are the highlights:

Dockless bikes/ebikes/scooters are coming to the White Flint area, including Twinbrook and Rock Spring.  You’ll start seeing them as early as this month! Lime Bikes will be the vendor.

The East Village/North Bethesda Gateway on Huff Court and Nicholson will be reducing their retail space from 300,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet.

There will be public updates on Route 355 BRT from MCDOT in January and February.

The second metro entrance study continues.

Utility work associated with the Western Workaround is starting and will continue through 2019 with Western Workaround construction beginning in 2020.

Parcel G, part of North Bethesda Center near the Harris Teeter, now named Arrowwood, will break ground in January.

White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Monday, Dec 10

White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee

Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

Monday, December 10, 2018 7 p.m.



Approved Development and Allocated development

New Infrastructure

Western Workaround


Dockless Bikes in North Bethesda

2nd Metro Station Entrance

BRT on MD 355

 White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)

White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)

Other topics

White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting August 13

From Nkosi Yearwood, White Flint Implementation Committee:

Happy Summer to All: This is early notice that the White Flint Implementation Committee will meet on Monday, August 13, 2018, 7 p.m. at Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center. The primary purpose for this August meeting is to review a new MCDOT bikeway proposal along Executive Boulevard, between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive.

Last week, the Council approved significant changes to the MPDU program (Bills No. 34-17 and 38-17) .

Via our Housing Planner, Lisa Govoni, here are highlights of Bill No. 34-17:

Provisions related to density bonuses located in Chapter 25A (the bonus density chart) are going to be removed from 25A and put in Chapter 59 on the Zoning Ordinance. A ZTA has been introduced (18-06) and it will have a public hearing on 9/11/18 for these changes to occur. One of the big changes in the ZTA is that instead of having a bonus density chart, an equation is going to be in Chapter 59 that states for .88% increase in density for each .1% increase in MPDUs above 12.5%. Capped at 22%.  It also is going to be applied to all zones (all residential zones, CR, EOF etc).


Requirement of payment to the Housing Initiative Fund (HIF) for developments between 11 and 19 units. Currently, developments fewer than 20 units are not subject to an MPDU requirement.

The laws allowing alternative payment and alternative location agreements have been loosened. DHCA can now accept payments/agreements for projects that have density bonuses and “regulatory constraints” that would render the construction of the MPDUs infeasible.

DHCA is now allowed to place/use alternative payment money outside of the same Planning Area of the development, where the development located, if the Council is given a 30-day notice period.

The approved Bill No.34-17 is available in this PDF. New language is underlined.


Bill 38-17: This bill requires a 15% legal requirement for MPDUs in Planning Areas, where 45 percent of the census tracts have a median income of at 150 percent of the county-wide median household income, at the time an applicant submits a completed application. The map below shows these areas, including White Flint and North Bethesda, where this new standard will be applied

The approved Bill No. 38-17 is available here.


White Flint Implementation Committee Update

 From Nkosi Yearwood at the Montgomery Planning Department:

The White Flint Implementation Committee will not meet in July.

The Committee typically does not meet in August unless there is an important project or issue to discuss.

The Planning Board will review two White Flint projects on July 19:

The Pepco substation at the intersection of Marinelli Road and Nebel Street.

A new self-storage facility on Nicholson Court.

Conference Center Garage

Conference Center Garage – 2nd Phase to begin in 30-60 days to build an enclosed bridge from the garage directly into the Ballroom level of the Conference Center.  This should be completed in 6-9 months.

Western Workaround

Phase 1B, which will complete the work along Executive Blvd between the Conference Center and Nicholson Lane is about to start, as soon as final dedications and easements are completed.  Utility relocation has already begun.

Phase 2, which includes relocating the intersection of Old Georgetown Rd, Executive Blvd, and Towne Road is about to start and will be built in stages over a 2-3 year period.  The contract is being finalized with Korman Construction, and as a part of the contract, Korman will be recommending the phasing and maintenance of traffic.  Most of what you will see in the near future will be utility relocation.

On-street parking at Pike & Rose

An agreement has been made between the County and Federal Realty for the County Parking Division to install and monitor on-street parking at Pike & Rose.  Ten Pay & Display pay stations were just installed and meters will be active from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.Monday thru Saturday at $2 per hour.  Everyone felt that the pay stations were more pedestrian and bike friendly than parking meters.

Separated Bike Lanes

Marinelli Road Separated Bike Lanes from Nebel Street to Rockville Pike have been designed and will be installed in either the Fall or next Spring, depending upon coordination with the road re-surfacing project.

Tonight: White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting

White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee
Wall Local Park – Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center
June 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
I. Introductions
II Development Updates
III. White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)
IV. White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)
V. Presentation: MD 355 BRT Update (Joana Conklin-MCDOT)
VI. Other topics