From Strip Mall to Neighborhood

Just how much potential is embedded in the local strip mall with its acres of surface parking? A project in Montgomery County, Maryland, provides a great example of how to transform car-oriented suburban development into a walkable place with a mix of uses.

Dan Reed has been tracking the progress of Pike + Rose, a big mixed-use development that is being constructed on the site of a former strip mall in North Bethesda. It will eventually include a new network of streets, and plans call for it to link up with bus rapid transit on Rockville Pike.

Continue reading in: Streetsblog.net

Main article in: Greater Greater Washington

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