Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Help CSG support transit in Montgomery County

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) asked for our help getting the word out about their Transit Day of Action on September 9th, and we’re happy to do so.

Montgomery County’s proposed Rapid Transit System and other great new transit investment ideas can really improve transportation and make our community more sustainable.…

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White Flint 2 Scope of Work

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The White Flint 2 Scope of Work is going to the Planning Board on September 3. Here is a link to the agenda.

More importantly, here is the document that discusses the Scope of Work.  Don’t have time to read all 16 pages?  We’re happy to provide this summary:

The WF2 Sector Plan will amend the 1992 North Bethesda/Garrett Park Sector Plan and the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan. An important goal for the WF2 Plan will be exploring ways to connect the North Bethesda centers — WF2, White Flint, Twinbrook, and Rockville — to one another seamlessly and cohesively.…

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Pike & Rose Slider Smackdown

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Slider Smackdown

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What a fun Slider Smackdown it was — and congrats to  the official winner of the 2015 Slider Smackdown, Del Friscos Grill! The esteemed guest judges were Jai Williams, editor of Girl Meets Food, Michael Woestehoff of The Washington Lobbyist and County Councilmember Sidney Katz.

The Pike & Rose Slider Smackdown and Block Party brought together Pike & Rose’s collection of renowned restaurants and retailers for a day, featuring a slider competitions and food tastings, including &pizza, City Perch, Del Frisco’s Grill, Roti, Summer House, Stella Barra and Friends of White Flint members La Madeline and ShopHouse.…

Be part of North Bethesda Market’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

North Bethesda Market invites you to participate in a great fundraising event that they’re holding on September 5th. North Bethesda Markets is doing a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event to honor the brave first responders who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11, and they’d love to get active participation from the community.

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How to add bike lanes and not lose car capacity

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How road diets work

As cities across the US build bike lanes, their decisions are often seen as a move to give space to bikes at the expense of cars. But data tells us this isn’t always true: In New York City, for instance, bike lanes have actually shortened cars’ travel times on several streets, while simultaneously encouraging people to bike and making it safer due to road diests.…

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Some good news and not–so-good news on the Rapid Transit System

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A revised cost estimate decreases the cost to $1.6 billion for these four Rapid Transit System corridors: – MD 355 North, MD 355 South, US 29, and Veirs Mill Road. That’s about $230 million less than an estimate made two years ago. As always, though, the devil is in the details. The report prepared for the Montgomery County Transit Authority and titled “Review of Transit Finance – Revised 2015 RTS Cost Estimate” describes the reasons behind the cost reduction.…

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The news we’ve read lately about White Flint Mall

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We’re sure you’ve seen an article  or two about the decision in the Lord & Taylor/owners of White Flint Mall trial. We thought it might be helpful to list the articles here.

Community Sees White Flint Mall Case as Turning Point in Area’s Transformation.After Friday’s decision by a federal jury, people who live and work in the area are to see promised redevelopment begin.…

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Last Grill Night of the Summer is Tomorrow!

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grill night invitation

Ready for s’more summer fun? Then don’t miss tomorrow’s Grill Night at Wall Park, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We’ll supply the grills; you supply something yummy to cook. We’ll also have live music, snacks, and soft drinks, and best of all, everything you need to make s’mores at the fire pit.

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