Thursday, January 31, 2013
And is being "hip" necessary to Montgomery County's future success?
Can suburban Montgomery County be made hip? County Councilman Hans Riemer reportedly believes so: "I really think that we are on the verge of a golden age in Montgomery County," Riemer said at a happy hour called "Can we make the suburbs hip? The future of White Flint," Bethesda Now reported. "The region that we are in is ... dynamic, growing, exciting... . ... But we have to and we are positioning ourselves in that region to capture that future growth," he added, Bethesda Now reported. The White Flint Sector (430 acres bounded by the CSX tracks, Montrose Parkway, Old Georgetown Road and the White Flint Mall) has been approved, so far, to be redeveloped with 2,220 residential units added to the existing housing stock of 2,321 units; 9,801 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Developers say a narrow vehicular street, rather than a pedestrian walkway, will make a planned White Flint development be more welcoming to pedestrians—and similar to Bethesda Row.
A development proposal for the White Flint area recently received a makeover when developers decided to give it a more pedestrian-friendly orientation. Intended for the area just south of the White Flint Metro station, the North Bethesda Gateway development "might get a vehicular road instead of a pedestrian walkway. The project’s architect said that could actually make the area more inviting to pedestrians," The Gazette reported. In place of the pedestrian walkway that had been planned to go through the property (at 5516 Nicholson Lane—one block east of Rockville Pike), architects now suggest a narrow vehicular road lined with sidewalks. George Dove, managing principal of WDG Architecture, told The Gazette that "having cars on the road …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The haunted house which opens Sept. 28 will include a morgue, and 70 zombies in mock offices and laboratories.
Zombie lovers of Silver Spring won’t have to go too far to get a fix this Halloween. Warehouse: Project 4.1 is sure to bring the horror beginning Friday with a building infested with zombies ready to eat your brain. The idea for the urban haunted house at Mid Pike Plaza was inspired by a trip to Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream, according to a Bethesda Now report. Chris Hoover, creator of Hallow Inc., is creating this spookland along with the help of his friends and is excited about making the haunted house concept more accessible. Hoover tells Bethesda Now that his concept won’t have you drudging through the mud or waiting in a line for an hour. Tickets to this scary adventure can be purchased online.
Monday, March 19, 2012
White Flint station reopened after apparent suicide.
Update, 11:58 a.m., March 19: A man who jumped in front of a Red Line train at Metro's White Flint station has died, The Washington Examiner is reporting. The man apparently jumped into the path of the train about 10:15 a.m., The Examiner reported, quoting a Metro spokesman. Original post, 11:15 a.m., March 19: Metrorail's White Flint station reopened about 11 a.m. after a person was struck by a train Monday morning. The victim is an adult male, according to The Washington Post, quoting a Metro spokesman. Delays continue as Red Line trains use a single track between Grosvenor and Twinbrook stations, according to Metro's website. The White Flint station was temporarily closed after the incident. Metro is addressing incidents of people …