Community Invited to May 19 Online Meeting for the Advancing the Pike District Project

April 30, 2020

advancing the pike district

The project will identify short-term actions to advance recommendations of the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), invites residents to attend an online community meeting for the Advancing the Pike District project on May 19 (starting at 7 p.m.). The goal of this project is to expedite  implementation of the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan by identifying short-term opportunities for success that can be applied within the next 2-5 years to further the development of White Flint.

Online meeting attendees will be able to watch presentations, participate in interactive polls and ask planners questions through a question-and-answer function. Interested parties are also encouraged to submit questions to Planning Department staff in advance of the meeting.

The meeting will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and a live link will be made available on the meeting’s event page. A recording of the meeting will be posted to the project website following the event.

About Advancing the Pike District

Advancing the Pike District is a Montgomery Planning initiative to accelerate the transformation of White Flint’s core into a walkable, mixed-use district by identifying short- and medium-term implementation-focused solutions that build on the Sector Plan’s recommendations, enhance mobility, and promote economic development, urban design and placemaking. The project revisits and builds upon the recommendations from the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, which has guided infrastructure improvements and development in the White Flint area over the past decade, with the goal of accelerating White Flint’s transformation. Other goals include:

  • Provide an up-to-date Progress Snapshot: Summarize development patterns and trends to date, and identify challenges inhibiting development around the White Flint Metro Station area., highlight successful planning and development practices and lessons learned since the Sector Plan’s adoption.
  • Implement Vision Zero in White Flint’s Core: Integrate Vision Zero concepts and principles to reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians and create a safe environment for all modes of transportation around the Metro Station area.
  • Position the White Flint Metro Station for success: Create an urban design framework and common vision that maximizes the Metro site’s potential, advances county goals and enhances access alternatives to the Metro Station.
  • Create an identity for the Pike District through Placemaking: Host a community event in coordination with the Better Block Foundation and the Pike District rebranding campaign.

View the project’s scope of work and the presentation to the Planning Board on March 12. Watch an interview with the lead planners on the project.

For more information about Advancing the Pike District, contact Walker Freer at 301-495-4651 or by email. Sign up for the project’s eletter to stay informed.