White Flint 2 Sector Plan

White Flint 2 Sector Plan

The White Flint 2 Plan aims to fill in the gaps between the areas covered by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, Twinbrook Sector Plan and the pending City of Rockville plan for Rockville Pike (MD 355). Its land use, zoning and transportation recommendations will apply to properties in a bow-tie-shaped area between the boundaries of these already established Plans. White Flint 2 will link common elements between the Plan areas, including Rockville Pike and the proposed network of bike lanes and public open spaces.

Planners will be looking at parcels along Executive Boulevard, west of Old Georgetown Road; east of the CSX rail tracks, between Randolph Road and Nicholson Lane; and north of Montrose Parkway along Rockville Pike to the city limits of Rockville. Nicholson Court, which was a part of the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, will also be included in the proposed plan area.

Challenges of the plan include improving transportation networks, including the redesign of Rockville Pike into a tree-lined boulevard; integrating land uses on both sides of the CSX tracks and proposed MARC station; and encouraging mixed-use, walkable developments.

View the Sector Plan timeline.

Upcoming Planning Board Review

Preliminary Recommendations

  • July 28, 2016: The Planning Board reviewed the Preliminary Recommendations for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan. The recommendations are available for review, please click here [PDF].
  • July 11, 2016: Preliminary Recommendations 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Luxmanor Elementary School. The presentation is availble for review, please click here [PDF].

Previous Public Meetings

  • June 20, 2016: Public Forum Part II, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Luxmanor Elementary School. The presentation is available for review, please click here [PDF].
  • June 6, 2016: As a follow-up to the first schools-specific joint meeting held on Sept. 17, 2015, staff from the Planning Department and Montgomery County Public Schools reconvened with the community to provide updates on Master Plan land use scenarios, long-range school facility planning, the Walter Johnson Cluster Roundtable Discussion, and schools-related recommendations from the 2016 Subdivision Staging Policy. Presentations [PDF] are available for review. Detailed information about the update to the Subdivision Staging Policy is also available.
  • May 17: The public meeting at Luxmanor Elementary School focused on initial land use and open space concept; land use alternatives; school impact; and transportation analysis of different land use alternatives. To view the presentation, please click here [PDF].
  • March 16: Urban Land Institute Technical Advisory Panel’s final report now available, please click here [PDF].
  • February 1: Public Forum at Luxmanor Elementary School, 7-9:00 pm. To view the presentation, please click here [PDF].
  • December 9: Community meeting at Luxmanor Elementary Presentation [PDF], focusing on parks and open spaces.
  • Urban Land Institute Presentation Available: A special team met on December 1 and 2nd to explore options: What’s Next for Rock Spring Office Park and the Executive Boulevard Area in White Flint?
  • November 18: Community Meeting at Rocking Horse Road Center Presentation [PDF], with a focus on transportation and connectivity.
  • October 14: Community Meeting and Workshop at Luxmanor Elementary Presentation [PDF].

Residents, business owners, community groups, and other interested stakeholders worked in small groups to examine and discuss land use and density, connectivity, public facilities, and open spaces within and around the Plan area.

  • September 17: White Flint 2 and Rock Spring Joint Community Meeting on Public Schools Presentation.[PDF]

County Planners, along with MCPS, coordinated the meeting to begin the dialogue about how to address school facility concerns in the Walter Johnson High School cluster.

September 3: View the Draft of the White Flint 2 Scope of Work [PDF] (pdf, 900KB) presented to the Planning Board.


The White Flint 2 Sector Plan area covers approximately 290 acres in a horseshoe shape on either side of Rockville Pike (MD 355). The plan area includes office buildings along Executive Boulevard, west of Hoya Street; Montrose Crossing Shopping Center and Pike Center along Rockville Pike; light-industrial and commercial properties along Parklawn Drive, south of Randolph Road;Scope of work cover office uses along Executive Boulevard; and Randolph Hills Shopping Center and other light-industrial uses along Parklawn Drive.

The planning process initially commenced in the Spring of 2012, and the Planning Board approved a Scope of Work [PDF] (pdf, 7MB) on April 26, 2012. An updated Scope of Work will be presented to the Planning Board in July 2015.

The White Flint 2 Sector Plan will:

  • Georgetowne ParkRecommend land uses that allow for more long-range redevelopment options.
  • Analyze a segment of Rockville Pike that will contribute to its transformation into an urban boulevard, including rapid transit options.
  • Consider how to better connect both sides of the CSX tracks.
  • Promote parks and open spaces along with bikeway connections between White Flint and the City of Rockville.


The White Flint 2 Sector Plan will address issues related to growth and development, including:

  • What level of new development can the transportation network support?
  • How should Rockville Pike (MD 355) between the city and County be coordinated and designed?
  • What transportation policies should be introduced or amended?
  • Should the White Flint Special Tax District encompass White Flint Phase 2?
  • How can uses on both sides of the MARC station and CSX tracks be integrated?
  • What is the role of the proposed MARC station and how should nearby properties outside of White Flint Phase I develop?

Plan Area

The Sector Plan will update a portion of the 1992 North Bethesda/Garrett Park Master Plan and will build upon the recommendations from the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan. The plan will fill in land use and zoning recommendations between White Flint and the City of Rockville. View the plan area map [PDF] (pdf, 1.5MB).

Past EventsKick-Off Meeting, Luxmanor Elementary

  • May 16, 2016: Public meeting at Luxmanor Elementary School. View the meeting presentation [PDF].
  • June 25, 2015: Relaunch Kick-Off meeting at Luxmanor Elementary School. View the meeting presentation. [PDF]
  • The County Council has delayed the schedule for White Flint 2. Planning staff will restart the project in June 2015.
  • June 18, 2012: Community meeting
    Luxmanor Elementary School
    Staff solicited information from participants about what they would like to see in the White Flint 2 community. View the meeting notes [PDF]. (pdf, 193KB)
  • April 26, 2012: Planning Board approved the White Flint 2 Sector Plan scope of work. View the staff presentation [PDF] (pdf, 1.6MB)
Last Updated: November 16, 2016