As legislative sessions gain speed in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. with Metro reform taking center stage, MetroNow, a coalition committed to immediate action achieving long-term dedicated funding and reform for Metro system, welcomed new members from across the business, nonprofit, and advocacy sectors.
MetroNow’s growing coalition reaffirmed its commitment to bring diverse voices from across the region together with Virginia, Maryland, and District leaders in order to secure the legislative victories that will create a safer, stronger, and fiscally-sound Metro. … Read More
From obesity and chronic disease to depression, social isolation, or increased exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants, communities around the world face pressing health challenges that are far different than those we’ve experienced in the past. Along with unprecedented rates of chronic disease, which affect half of all American adults and include conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 Diabetes, and certain types of cancer, Americans are also facing tremendous mental health challenges today.… Read More
Our region’s subway system is only major transit system in the nation without a dedicated source of funding. For over 40 years, this lack of permanent funds has meant that to keep going, the system has had to constantly and repeatedly secure monies from Maryland, Virginia and DC, as well as the federal government.… Read More
Join a rising swell of supporters who are taking action to make sure we put our Metro system on a positive and sustainable path forward. Metro is the second busiest transit system in the country and the only major system without a dedicated funding source.
Maryland’s elected officials have the opportunity to change this and to make long-term dedicated funding for Metro a reality.
At last night’s White Flint Implementation Committee, Nkosi Yearwood reviewed the current approved development in White Flint.
Pike and Rose: Finishing Phase 2. New office building going before the Planning Board in April.
North Bethesda Market Two: Approved for some time for development, no word from JBG Smith when development might begin.… Read More
On January 25, 2018, the Planning Board conducted a public hearing on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft and received testimony from more than 270 people.
The next step is for the Planning Board to review the testimony they received and to consider changes in the plan based on those comments.
This week we testified before the County Council on the CIP (Capital Improvement Projects) budget. Below is our testimony.
Good afternoon. My name is Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director of Friends of White Flint.
The 2,000 supporters of Friends of White Flint, including property owners, residents, and businesses, want the promise of the White Flint sector plans to be fulfilled. … Read More
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Guardian Realty Investors shared its plans last night for its property at 6000 Executive Boulevard on the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard. The property is about 6.8 acres. This property was rezoned to Commercial-Residential in the recently passed White Flint 2 Sector Plan. Guardian plans to add to the current office building and transform this property into stunning residential and office space.… Read More
The White Flint Implementation Committee will meet on Monday, February 12, 7 p.m., at Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center. The agenda is below:
White Flint Development
Pike & Rose
East Village at North Bethesda Center
Gables White Flint
North Bethesda Center
White Flint Mall
County Executive FY19-24 CIP for White Flint
White Flint 2 Sector Plan
White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)
White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)
The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, February 13 at 8 am at Snyder Cohn.… Read More
Friends of White Flint members are far from the only people who want Metro to end the Grosvenor Turnback. (The Grosvenor Turnback means every other train turns around at Grosvenor station meaning that the White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville, and Shady Grove stations have greatly diminished service.)
Maryland Representatives and Senators have sent a letter to WMATA advocating for the elimination of the Grosvenor Turnback.… Read More