Tuesday, October 23, 2012

White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Created

This morning, the County Council approved the creation of the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee. The new committee will advise the County on services in the emerging downtown and coordinate efforts to promote, maintain, and improve the area.

The committee will also make recommendations to the County Council and County Executive on the timing of the creation of a new urban district - Montgomery County's version of a business improvement district. The County currently has urban districts in Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Wheaton. Services in Bethesda are provided under contract by the Bethesda Urban Partnership.

The new committee will include representation from residents, the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, the B-CC Chamber of Commerce, property owners, small business, and County government. Members of the committee will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. We hope to have these positions advertised within the next few weeks.