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


Updates from the October Implementation Committee Meeting

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Here are the updates from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee meeting from Tuesday, October 14th:

1)   Updates

  1. North Bethesda Market II and Gables Residential White Flint went to the development review committee about 2 weeks ago.
  2. As mentioned before, the Western Workaround has been broken up into 2 phases.
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Meet Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

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As one of our newest business members, Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center, I recently had a chance to speak with them about their business. Avant Garde Ballroom is the premier dance studio in the North Bethesda area serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Avant Garde Ballroom has a state-of-the-art studio with knowledgeable dance teachers offering classes designed for all types of individuals.

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Nominate Yourself to Help Create Rapid Transit!

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From our friends at Communities for Transit (click here to see their full page on this important subject):

NOMINATE YOURSELF: Serve on a Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committee

Do you think Montgomery County needs better public transit? Do you want to help County planners design a bus rapid transit system that is cost effective, reduces trip times for riders, and makes it safer to get to stops?

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Friends of White Flint Seeks its Next Executive Director

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Hello, Friends! Lindsay, here.

These past two years at the helm of Friends of White Flint have been an incredible opportunity to serve my community. As many of you know, in early September, I was offered a new position (effective in December) and will be transitioning out of this role.  After six weeks of organizational strategizing (with a serious advocacy effort thrown in for good measure), the Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint is ready to proceed with seeking our new Executive Director.

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New Hotel Coming to Pike and Rose

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Updated 10/22/14: The nine floors of hotel rooms will be topped with 100 condominium units. This is the first announcement of condominiums we’ve heard for White Flint. Click here and learn more about the top ten floors of Canopy, expected in 2016.

 

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An exciting announcement today from Federal Realty’s Pike & Rose and Hilton’s new Canopy Brand.  Here’s the press release:

HILTON’S NEW BRAND TO ARRIVE AT PIKE & ROSE

 Just-Announced Canopy Lifestyle Brand To Launch 177-Room Hotel At Federal Realty’s Newest Mixed Use Property

ROCKVILLE, MD (10/8/14) Federal Realty Investment Trust announces that Canopy, the new lifestyle hotel brand by Hilton Worldwide, will launch at Federal Realty’s urban mixed-use development, Pike & Rose, in Rockville, Maryland.…

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A Message from our Board of Directors

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Thank You Friends!

A lot has happened since we posted this blog and asked you to weigh in to support the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure called for in the White Flint Sector Plan. Since then, your response has been overwhelming. Together with our friends at the Coalition for Smarter Growth and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, you helped us send over 650 letters to the County Executive, proving what we’ve known all along, that you care deeply about your community and the vision we share for building a better and safer White Flint.

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New Bikesafe Guide from USDOT

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The U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently created a new guide on how to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians for state transportation departments and local governments called The Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System or Bikesafe. The guide contains 46 countermeasures that include various types of engineering, educational, and enforcement elements.…

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We’re Driving Less – Let’s Plan Accordingly

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The vision of White Flint includes people being able to drive less.  While this concept might feel like a  major culture shift for Montgomery County, that’s not what data proves.  Even in our car-oriented Montgomery County, driving has leveled off, and even decreased over the last ten years.  That’s even as we’ve added 100,000 new residents!

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RESCHEDULED: White Flint Community Walking Tour

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Although pedestrians must often walk in foul weather, it isn’t the ideal condition for a community walking tour.  Since tomorrow’s forecast is calling for near-certain rain, we are rescheduling the White Flint Walking Tour to Saturday, October 25th at 9:15am.  We’ll still meet at the Pike Central Farmers Market, we’ll still take about a one-mile walk around White Flint to talk about how it feels to walk and bike around here, and, we’ll still be joined by former Governor Parris Glendening of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute.…

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