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


The presentations from last week’s community meeting

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For those of you who had to miss last week’s Friends of White Flint community meeting or for those of you who want to take another look, here are the links to the slide show presentations from Federal Realty Pike & Rose Phase 2 (Jay Corbalis), Saul Centers West (Brian Downie), Gables (Eddie Meder), Conference Center Garage (Tina Benjamin), Western Workaround (Bruce Johnston), and White Flint 2 (Nkosi Yearwood.)  Enjoy!…

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Montgomery’s traffic tests for new developments encourage sprawl, but that could change soon

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Montgomery County is expected to gain 232,000 new residents over the next 30 years. Currently, Montgomery’s traffic tests measures whether development leads to people driving faster rather than whether development leads to more people driving. Reforming this practice could help discourage sprawl.

Montgomery County Planning Department is considering adopting less auto-centric traffic evaluations.…

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Genuinely Interesting Info from Last Night’s BRT Open House

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Below you’ll find ten of the informational boards from last night’s MTA/SHA/Montgomery County BRT Open House at BCC High School. (There is one more open house on Tuesday, May 3 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Gaithersburg High School. )  At the Open House, a wide variety of state and county rapid transit experts were available to answer questions and gather public opinions.…

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See you tonight at our Community/Board Meeting

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Please attend the Community/Board Meeting tonight, April 27th, at 6:30 pm at the Shriver Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852.  The agenda is below, but here is a quick summary.  Property owners, government officials, and others will be presenting and showing drawings of upcoming development projects.
6:30            Call to Order
6:31            Approval of Minutes (Amy Ginsburg)
6:35            Financial Report (Eric Grosse)
6:40            Update on White Flint/Pike District Development
  1. Gables (Eddie Meder)
  2. Saul Centers West (Brian Downie)
  3. Pike & Rose Phase 2 (Jay Corballis)
  4. Transportation Projects (Bruce Johnston)
  5. Conference Center Garage (Tina Benjamin)
7:15            Update on White Flint 2 (Nkosi Yearwood)
7:20            How the White Flint area is faring in the CIP and Operating Budgets
  1. Montrose Parkway (Bruce Johnston)
  2. BRT (Francine Waters)
  3. Fire Station (Dee Metz)
  4. Wall Park Garage (Eddie Meder)
7:40            SHA/MCDOT Pedestrian Safety Project (Amy Ginsburg)
7:45            Montrose Parkway East (Ed Rich)
7:55            New board member to replace Amber Tedesco (Amy Ginsburg)
8:00            Adjourn
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It’s not just MoCo who is looking at BRT — so is our competition across the river

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Officials are proposing a bus rapid transit system along Route 7, connecting Tysons Corner and Alexandria. Planners estimate the BRT system could attract about 10,000 daily riders as it passes through 11 miles of Tysons, Falls Church, Seven Corners, Bailey’s Crossroads, Mark Center, and Alexandria.

Falls Church City Councilman Dave Snyder said, “We’re trying to be realistic.…

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NRC Staying in White Flint!

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Here’s some great news for the Pike District. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission just renewed its lease with Lerner Enterprises for Two White Flint. The NRC has been based there for more than two decades. The building is owned by a partnership between Lerner Enterprises and the Tower Cos.   On Tuesday, the GSA signed a full-building lease renewal, which totals 348,000-square-feet, for the NRC headquarters.…

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Montrose Parkway East

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SHA/MCDOT want to extend Montrose Parkway to Parklawn Drive. Supporters of Friends of White Flint have differing opinions on this road. They’ve expressed opinions that range from “needed road to bring traffic from the east” to “good idea but a terrible SPUI intersection that needs to be changed” or “over my dead body will that road be built.”

Yesterday, the Coalition for Smarter Growth sent out an alert concerning funding (or more accurately, not funding) Montrose Parkway.

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