ROCKVILLE—The first major project for White Flint's revitalization plan broke ground today. Called Pike & Rose, the mixed-use space will bring 1,500 residential units plus retail, office, and hotel space. All the details about how big and beautiful it is going to be are after the jump, plus you can see the renderings above. [CurbedInbox]
DC—Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) doesn't like DC traffic and voiced his opinion to the Senate Judiciary Committee when his eleven mile commute to Capitol Hill took him over an hour and a half. "We go through a city that will spend millions of dollars and enforce parking meters and get fines, and pay for speed cameras which mainly make out of town companies rich, and so on...But they can't coordinate their street lights when their street lights are broken." [LegalTimes]
ROCKVILLE, MD (July 13, 2012) - Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) announced today that it will break ground on Pike & Rose, a 3.4 million square-foot, transit oriented, mixed-use development, on Monday, July 16 at 10:30 am.
Governor Martin O'Malley, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, County Council President Roger Berliner, County Executive Isiah Leggett, The Montgomery County Council and Don Wood, Don Briggs, and Evan Goldman of Federal Realty will officially celebrate the start of construction at Pike & Rose and the creation of an estimated 688 jobs from phase one of the project, which is scheduled to open in 2014.
??Pike & Rose, designed by Streetworks, WDG Architecture and Design Collective, is the first major project to break ground in the designated White Flint District since the approval of the master plan. The neighborhood, a key component in the area's revitalization, will feature 450,000 square feet of retail, 1.1 million square feet of office space, 1,500 residential units and 250,000 square feet of hotel space all less than a quarter mile from the White Flint Metro station.??
"Federal Realty is a valued partner in Montgomery County. Time and time again they have delivered true destinations that the community embraces and genuinely enjoys - places like Rockville Town Square and Bethesda Row," said Roger Berliner, President of Montgomery County Council. "We are delighted to be part of a process that will transform what is there today and create a best-of-everything neighborhood for Montgomery County - streets that are alive with people, events, entertainment, stores and restaurants.
"??The existing shopping center, Mid-Pike Plaza, will be transformed into a pedestrian-oriented, urban-minded, mixed-use neighborhood across 24 acres. Located at the key intersection of Rockville Pike and Montrose Parkway, the new development will incorporate the best of what Federal Realty has created at its other mixed-use properties across the country. Like Santana Row in San Jose, CA, Pike & Rose will feature ground floor retail with apartments, offices and hotel space above - all located amidst a carefully orchestrated environment of open plaza parks, creative common areas, events, street festivals, a farm market, music and more. Shoppers, guests, and patrons alike will walk, shop, eat, live and work in an experience designed for them. From one of the first rooftop garden plots for rent in the county to a new path of streets lined with a mix of the area's most vibrant shops, eateries, and entertainment, Pike & Rose will be the area's must-experience destination.
??"Pike & Rose will dramatically enhance the quality of life in Montgomery County giving residents and office workers the opportunity to live in an environment that delivers the best streets, retailers, parks, programming, and access - all thoughtfully designed to inspire while transcending the traditional shopping and dining experience," said Evan Goldman, vice president of development for Federal Realty Investment Trust and winner of the 2012 Livable Communities Leadership Award for his work on Pike & Rose. "We are excited to see the development of Pike & Rose take shape knowing what it represents for the area in terms of jobs and economic development. We are also eager to give the community a unique destination built on the successes of our other projects and what our customers are asking for."