Land use policies and regulations must stay ahead of the curve in order to provide capacity and flexibility for anticipated growth so that it is planned well.
White Flint Mall
The proposed development to transform the existing single-use White Flint Mall and an office building into a vertical mixed-use destination was the first use of Montgomery County’s CR zone. Utilizing the new regulations in Montgomery County’s zoning ordinance, key elements of the plan are the new street network, public amenities, public use space, and a park dedication. White Flint Mall consisted of acres of surface parking, a structured parking deck/garage, and the enclosed commercial mall structure. The proposed plan recommends redevelopment of the property with new vertically mixed residential and non-residential uses that are compatible with the surrounding community, new public amenities and facilities, new public use spaces, and utilization of the WMATA tunnel easement for a pedestrian promenade.