2017 | News

Gables White Flint Developers Rethink Bike-share Station Placement, Nix Rooftop Dog Park

Project could add up to 500 homes, 31,000 square feet of retail to White Flint area

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GABLES RESIDENTIAL RENDERING

Developers of Gables White Flint, a mixed-use project slated to bring up to 500 homes in three buildings, are looking to nix a rooftop dog park from their plans and move a proposed bike-share station from their property to a public space.

The White Flint project near the juncture of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard is scheduled to come before the Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday. Board members will consider the developers’ request to relocate the future bike-share station from their 5-acre property to a more prominent site near the corner of Market Street and Grand Park Avenue.

Other proposed revisions to the site plan would replace a rooftop, private dog park with a larger green space on top of the planned structure and nix the pedestrian bridges that were originally supposed to connect two wings of the building at the third-floor level.

The developers, Gables Residential, want to abandon the bridge plan because of the cost and potential conflict with lease space holders, according to a planning staff report. While the initial site plan required the installation of artwork in the bridge façade, the revised version would call for a 20-foot sculpture at the property entrance.

Board members will also consider increasing the allowable height of the western building from 64 to 70 feet.

The project will create between 450 and 500 housing units in three buildings, roughly 31,000 square feet of retail space and a recreation center.