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


Pedestrian/Bicyclist Advocacy

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Our last Friends of White Flint meeting was focused on pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and ways we can improve them in the short-term.  Although the White Flint Sector Plan does include robust improvements in this realm, we don’t anticipate seeing many of them immediately as they’re parts of larger infrastructure and other redevelopment projects.

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Ever Heard of the term “Walkblocked?”

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As more urban spaces where residents and community members can feel comfortable and safe biking are developed in the county, the public needs to continue learning more about biking (and pedestrian) etiquette. At the last Friends of White Flint meeting, we discussed pedestrian and biking safety. One discussion focused on the need for biking education around issues such as biking rules for cyclists and drivers alike and biking demarcations such as lanes, cycle tracks, and buffer zones.…

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Arts & Humanities Council’s CultureSpot

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Our region is vibrant with activities and it’s often hard to keep up with what’s happening.  There are many websites that help keep you organized, but we wanted to share a favorite.  It’s the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County’s CultureSpot - an online calendar of events in Montgomery County that are open to the public.…

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What’s In a Name Charette

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Last Thursday, the public charette on the renaming of the White Flint sector was hosted by Friends of White Flint and Streetsense, and sponsored by various developers in the White Flint sector.

Dan Hoffman, Montgomery County’s chief innovation officer and a community activist who has been involved in the White Flint sector plan for the past 8 years, was asked to introduce the charette for the attendees which included community residents, concerned citizens, property owners, and developers.…

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Notes from the last Friends of White Flint Meeting

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** The following are draft minutes of the meeting held on September 3, 2014 of the Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint.  These minutes will remain in draft form until approved at the next Board meeting.  In the meantime, please email suggested edits to Info@WhiteFlint.org **

 

Draft of Minutes of the September 3, 2014 Friends of White Flint Board of Director’s Meeting
2014 Board of Directors Meeting
September 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Georgetown Village Condominium Community Room

 

Board members include Howard Feldman, James Schaeffer, Chad Salganik, Amber Tedesco, Suzanne Hudson, Francine Waters, Bill Carey, Barnaby Zall, Todd Lewers, Brian Downie, and Kristi Smith.

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White Flint Shopping Center Changes Hands

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Recently, the White Flint Shopping Center, home to Ize’s Deli and Bagelry among others, was sold to new developers.  Situated on prime real estate, the new owners declare that they have no current plans to redevelop.  Given the proximity of this property to the metro station, we hope they’ll reconsider!  Read more on BethesdaNow.com by clicking here.…

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City Perch Kitchen & Bar Coming to Pike & Rose

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Bethesda Now has posted details on the new restaurant coming to the Pike & Rose development right above the newly anticipated iPic movie theater. City Perch Kitchen & Bar will be built above the theater. Currently, the theater is scheduled to open in November, a few weeks before the next installment of the Hunger Games movie comes out.…

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White Flint Bikeways Update

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As we mentioned last month, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation offered a great presentation to the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee on the status of Bikeway infrastructure in White Flint.  We’ve expressed concern in the past about the dirth of this amenity in White Flint but it looks like MCDOT is heeding the call!

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Paladar Latin Kitchen has a Reward for its Friends!

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Giving Has Never Tasted So Good!

Paladar Latin Kitchen has been a delicious addition to the White Flint community and, from September 8th through October 5th, they’re taking their support one step further.

During that time, if you donate $25 to Friends of White Flint, Paladar will send you a gift certificate for $25 at their restaurant,valid until the end of this year!

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September Meetings Around White Flint

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The September meeting for the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee is cancelled.

Here are some updates on issues in the White Flint sector:

  • JBG has submitted the Sketch Plan, Site Plan, and Preliminary Plan Amendments for North Bethesda Market II.
  • Gables Residential has submitted the Preliminary and Site Plans for the Gables White Flint.
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