Planning Department Briefs Planning Board on an Initiative to Advance the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan

March 12, 2020

advancing the pike district

Advancing the Pike District study will identify short-term actions to further transform the White Flint area into a walkable and vibrant mixed-use district

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), presented the  Advancing the Pike District study to the Montgomery County Planning Board at its March 12th meeting. 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.

View the project’s scope of work and the meeting on demand. Watch an interview with the lead planners on the project.

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.  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 placemaking event in coordination with the Better Block Foundation and the Pike District rebranding campaign.

For more information about Advancing the Pike District contact Walker Freer at 301-495-4651 or by email or Atul Sharma at 301-495-4658 or by email. Interested residents are also encouraged to sign up for the projects’ eletter.