The promise of White Flint is becoming more of a reality every day, and the past several weeks are no exception. Two site plans have been approved for White Flint and both demonstrate the vision outlined in the White Flint Sector Plan. We continue to monitor progress in White Flint and ensure that property owners and the County alike adhere to the vision of the sector plan.
First, the property we currently call Mid Pike Plaza will soon become Pike & Rose, a mixed use development with retail, new restaurants, a high-end movie theater and an attractive residential building. This site plan for this property, owned by Federal Realty Investment Trust, was approved unanimously by the Planning Board. It will actually ADD trees to the existing site and greatly enhance storm water management with elements like green roofs and LEED certification. The development will also add 215 moderately priced dwelling units and a childcare center. Of course, we also can't ignore the $1.1 billion in net new tax revenue generated by the new development over the life of the plan. You can view a complete presentation on the project here.
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Dan Hoffman is Vice Chair of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board; Chair of the White Flint Implementation Committee administered by the Planning Department; and President of the Randolph Civic Association.