Next week, BisNow is hosting the Mixed-Use Revolution, examining the trend to transform surface parking lots and office parks into vibrant communities. It’s taking hold, of course, in White Flint and around the world. The event is next Wednesday morning, April 23rd, at the Mayflower Renaissance downtown. More details and registration information is available by clicking here.…Read More
Doctors in Boston are prescribing prescriptions for a one-year membership to Hubway, their bike-sharing program, for $5. This program is called Prescribe-a-Bike. The usual price of the one-year membership is $85. This is an exciting new strategy that could have huge effects on the obesity epidemic faced by urban areas throughout the U.S.…Read More
Recently, Livability.com released its 2014 list of the Best Downtowns, and included were both Old Town Alexandria and Frederick. So, we want to know how best to posture White Flint to eventually make this list.
The best downtowns foster creativity, inclusion and innovation. They showcase what is good about a community by offering a diverse array of local architecture, art, lifestyles and things to do.
Last week, we reported that the USPS had announced the closing date of the post office facility in White Flint Mall. Turns out, they’ve extended that date until close of business on April 24th. The USPS sent an email to the Gazette last week confirming the change and indicated that they’d put new signs around the existing office.…Read More
BethesdaNow.com reports, with a photograph, that demolition has begun on Randolph Road and Maple Avenue to make room for the eventual ‘governmental hub’ of White Flint. Montgomery County will build the White Flint fire station (which will replace the station currently on Rollins Avenue) and police substation on Randolph Road between Rockville Pike and Maple Avenue.…Read More
Since the Jewish holiday, Passover, falls on the next White Flint Sector Implementation Advisory Committee meeting date of Monday April 14th, there will be no Implementation Advisory Committee meeting this month.
N’kosi Yearwood, White Flint’s lead planner, sent along updates on projects and planning happening now around the White Flint District that you can find below:
- Saul Centers White Flint is going to the Montgomery County Planning Board on April 17.
Recently, Communities for Transit (CFT) joined Friends of White Flint as a community organization member and I spoke with David Hauck, the Executive Director, about the organization. CFT is a local non-profit organization located in Silver Spring focusing on county and community needs. CFT’s mission is to build support for alternative transit methods in Montgomery County, specifically the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.…Read More
We’ve learned that the post office within White Flint Mall will close for good this Friday, April 11th. The office will relocate to the Nicholson Lane Plaza Shopping Center in July but they were unable to extend their mall lease to bridge the gap while the new space is built out.…Read More
Friends of White Flint is the only independent organization that represents the entire range of stakeholders impacted by the redevelopment of White Flint. When we create a position, we tap into the residents, businesses and landowners in and around our area in order to build consensus. Our advocacy often occurs in person and over the telephone but, last week, we had the opportunity to send letters on three topics at issue within county government.…Read More
We attended the Great MoCo Bike Summit on Saturday. About 70 people attend the event, with about half that decided to join the community bike ride from Silver Spring along the Capital Crescent trail to the Jane E. Lawton Recreational Center in Bethesda. The event began with an introduction from Councilmember Hans Riemer.…Read More