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


Last Chance Today! Important! Tell Metro To End the Grosvenor Turnback

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Metro seeks feedback on alternatives to increase service on the Red Line between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove stations. This is your chance to tell Metro to end the Grosvenor Turnback, and it’s really important that you take Metro’s survey today, May 21st. Choose Option A and/or B.

Currently during weekday rush hours, Red Line trains operate every 8 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring providing service every four minutes between these stations.…

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A wonderful … if wet … Bike to Work Day 2018 at Pike & Rose

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Be part of the Planning Department’s Placemaking Event at the Randolph Hills Shopping Center

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The Montgomery County Planning Department invites the public to a kick-off meeting to launch the White Flint Placemaking effort in the Randolph Hills area. Hosted in partnership with the Better Block Foundation, this evening event will feature a keynote presentation about community placemaking by Better Blocks CEO Jason Roberts.

The meeting will be held Wed.

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How would the Candidates for County Executive do Placemaking in the Pike District?

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This is the third in our series sharing the Friends of White Flint questionnaire responses from the candidates for County Executive. (You can read the first article focusing on top infrastructure projects for the White Flint area here and the second article on alcohol privatization here.)  We continue to vary the order of the answers to be fair to all.…

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How much do we love this new mid-block crosswalk?

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Thank you, MCDOT, for our beautiful brand new mid-block crosswalk on Marinelli between the Conference Center and the Grand/Wisconsin buildings!  We’ve been working with MCDOT for a year to create this crosswalk, and we couldn’t be happier to see it installed. It’s a boon for walking convenience and safety.  (Of course — be careful and be sure no cars are zooming through as you cross.)

There’s more pedestrian improvements to come through our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign, so stay tuned!…

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White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting

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White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting

Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

May 14, 2018 7 p.m.

AGENDA

Introductions

Updates

Metro turnback

White Flint 1 and 2 Development

     Site Plan: 4900 Nicholson Court

     Sketch Plan: 6000 Executive Blvd-Guardian

     Site Plan: Ouffett Estates

Better Block Placemaking Event

White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)

White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Andrew Bossi)

Presentation: Pepco Substation

Other topics

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What do the County Executive Candidates think about Privatizing Alcohol Sales?

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This is the second in our series sharing the Friends of White Flint questionnaire responses from the candidates for County Executive. (You can read the first article focusing on top infrastructure projects for the White Flint area here.)  The June 26th primary is a critical one, and we want voters to be as educated as possible about the candidates’ views on issues that matter to the White Flint/Pike District area.…

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Will you be joining us Saturday for an educational and interesting walking tour of White Flint?

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) is hosting a walking tour that explores White Flint’s rapidly developing strides in livability and walkability on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am to 12 noon.

Featured speakers include District 1 Councilmember Roger Berliner; Chris Conklin, Deputy Director for Transportation Policy; Ken Hartman, Director, Regional Services Center; Mickey Papillon, Vice President – General Manager, Pike & Rose; Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director of Friends of White Flint; and Pete Tomao, Montgomery County Advocacy Manager – Coalition for Smarter Growth.

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What do County Executive Candidates think about important issues in the White Flint/Pike District area?

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Friends of White Flint sent a short candidate questionnaire to all of the Democrat candidates fighting for your vote in the June 26th primary. Over the next couple of weeks, we will share their responses with you. The June 26 primary is a critical one for the White Flint area. Actually it’s a critical election for all of Montgomery County, so take the time to educate yourself and select the county executive candidate who not only believes in the tremendous potential of the White Flint/Pike District community but who also is determined to work with property owners, businesses, and residents to bring the White Flint sector plans to life.…

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Register for Bike to Work Day

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On Friday, May 18, 2018 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Be one of the first 20,000 to register and attend this FREE EVENT, then bike to your choice of 100 pit stops in D.C., MD, and VA and receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a new bicycle.…

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