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


Western Workaround Update

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Construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning July 14, 2019.

PEPCO electrical construction located on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance has been completed—the contractor will return once PEPCO has installed a new power pole; the County is waiting on PEPCO’s schedule for pole placement.…

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A Huge Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant Rolls Out in Rockville This Weekend

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Dim sum carts laden with dumplings, buns, and steamed rice crepes will start their rounds at China Garden this weekend. The 400-seat Cantonese restaurant opens its doors on Friday in the space formerly occupied by Paladar Latin Kitchen neighboring the Rockville Whole Foods.

Co-owner Chris Zhu and business partner George Cheung moved China Garden from Rosslyn, where it had operated since 1973.…

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The Planning Dept. Staff’s Take on Route 355 BRT

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The Planning Department staff has submitted their thoughts on Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355. Below are the highlights. (If you need to get caught up with what’s going on with BRT on Route 355, read our blog on the topic.)

1. Advance Alternative B, Median Transitway, as the preferred alternative and seek to increase the use of two-lane median transitways, especially south of Shady Grove Metrorail Station.…

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White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting Monday

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Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

Monday, July 8, 2019

7 p.m.


  1. Introductions
  2. Development and Infrastructure Updates
  3. 2019 Biennial Monitoring Report
  4. White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie)
  5. White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Peter Fosselman)
  6. MD 355 BRT Update (MCDOT staff)
  7. Other topics
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Washington Post reviews: Commonwealth Indian is dressed to thrill in Rockville

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From The Washington Post Magazine: Two Stars (good)

Now along comes Commonwealth Indian, raising the design bar in Rockville with its 100-seat bar and dining room in the Pike & Rose development. I’ve seen no other restaurant that looks like it. Two-dimensional Bengal tigers, cut from metal, cavort on the walls, and the illusion of a peacock in a garden is created from a bunch of colorful faux flowers and plants.…

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Check out the Route 355 BRT Presentation

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Couldn’t make it to one of the open houses? Click these links to learn all about the Route 355 Bus Rapid Transit Route — station options, cost, benefits, numbers of riders, options. This is a large, important transit project for the White Flint/Pike District area, and you should know more about it.…

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Learn about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) tonight and tomorrow night

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH.

MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about FLASH on MD 355 and to see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts, and estimated costs.…

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Canopy by Hilton’s Rooftop Terrace at Pike & Rose — the place to be this summer

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From Bethesda Beat

The area atop the Canopy by Hilton in North Bethesda features an all-day menu, three communal tables and a variety of outdoor games. Now instead of hockey, patrons can play giant Jenga, Connect 4 and cornhole. Customers can grab craft beers from local breweries, including Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing and Waredaca Brewing in Damascus.…

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