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


Learn about the state of the Montgomery County real estate market with Bisnow

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Bisnow is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Montgomery County State of the Market featuring Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson. This year they’ll bring together the best and brightest from the local commercial real estate market and the broader economy to assess the state of the Montgomery County’s real estate market, business climate, key trends, hot sub-markets, and issues ahead.…

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6116 Executive Blvd sold for $9.5 million

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As published in Washington Business Journal,

by Apr 24, 2017

A D.C- based commercial real estate firm has paid just $9.5 million for a vacant Rockville office building, a fraction of the $81.4 million the property traded for in 2005 when the eight-story office building was occupied by the National Institutes of Health.…

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The Farm Market is Back at Pike & Rose May 6!

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EXCITING NEWS! The Pike District Central Farm Market is moving back to their original home at Pike and Rose.

WHERE….Parking lot of the new flagship REI Building
WHEN….Opens May 6th
TIMES….Every Saturday 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
WHAT….Over 40 farmers and artisan food producers, live music, stuff for kids, chef demos, seating, food to consume on premises and/or take home, dog friendly, free two-hour covered parking, concierge bag service, and more!…

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White Flint 2 Work Session Thursday, April 27

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The Planning Board is holding the sixth White Flint 2 work session Thursday, April 27th in the afternoon. This session will focus on Transportation and Staging,

Here is the summary from the staff report for this work session:

Staff will present updated results of the transportation analysis performed in support of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan Public Hearing Draft Plan according to the procedures in the recently adopted 2016-2020 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) for Local Area Transportation Review (LATR).…

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Cool new metro car kiosks coming to Grosvenor metro

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As reported in The Washington Post

In sculptor’s hands, Metro’s old rail cars become kiosks

  April 20 at 5:32 PM


Tom Maher, 40, center, of Long Island, N.Y., and other Rustic Rebels employees work on a project to transform the vehicle and its parts for new use as outdoor kiosks, outdoor benches, industrial art and other useful objects.

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What you missed at Monday night’s Implementation Committee Meeting

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Nkosi Yearwood

There will soon be an application to allow Saul Centers East to have an animal boarding facility.

The next White Flint 2 worksession is Thursday, April 27th in the afternoon.

Francine Waters, White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

BID (Business Improvement District) enabling legislation was passed by the state legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.…

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We’re the 77th best place to live nationwide! (Not that it’s a surprise to those of us who live, work, and play in the Pike District)

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From Bethesda Beat

North Potomac and North Bethesda Rank Among Best Places To Live in Maryland

Potomac, Bethesda and Kensington also place in the top 10 on Niche list

 

A new online ranking names North Potomac as the best place to live in Maryland, while North Bethesda came in third.…

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1) More on a Pike District Bid 2) Implementation Committee Meeting Tonight

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Bethesda Beat wrote a terrific story (even with the misspelling of the FOWF’s executive director’s name) about the enabling legislation passed by the state to allow BIDS to be formed, including in the Pike District.

Forming White Flint Urban District Could Get Boost from New State Legislation

A BID could act as “cheerleader” for Pike District, local advocate says

White Flint advocate Amy Ginsberg daydreams about holding 5K races and happy hours in the area’s Pike District.…

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Maryland Passes Bill to Make it Easier to Form a BID

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The state legislature just passed a bill making it easier to form Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Montgomery County. The bill lowers from 80% to 51% the number of property owners’ signatures needed to create a BID.

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee and the Greater Bethesda Chamber actively worked to pass the BID bill so that the Pike District can one day form a BID to promote and activate the White Flint area.  …

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Lessons from Bethesda and Wisconsin Avenue

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Bethesda Magazine published a terrific story about how design and geography affect walkability. The article is titled, “Lessons Learned from Wisconsin Avenue, A tour of downtown Bethesda’s main street is eye-opening.”

There are lessons for the Pike District, too, as we share many pluses (transit, retail, new development) and minuses (traffic, Route 355, design that favors cars) with Bethesda.…

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