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


One more time — write your state legislators to support dedicated, bondable funding for Metro

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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.…

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Urge Maryland to Provide Dedicated Metro Funding. (Show Metro some good love on Valentine’s Day.)

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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.

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Updated Development Map from the Implementation Committee

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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.…

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Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing February 15

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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.
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Our CIP testimony given to County Council

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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. …

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Review gorgeous draft sketches for 6000 Executive Blvd.

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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.…

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Upcoming White Flint Area Meetings

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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:

Introductions

Updates

White Flint Development
Pike & Rose
Nobe 2
Saul Centers
East Village at North Bethesda Center
Gables White Flint
North Bethesda Center
White Flint Mall
Pepco Substation

New members

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)

Other topics


The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, February 13 at 8 am at Snyder Cohn.…

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You’ve got until 5pm today to advocate for eliminating the Grosvenor Turnback

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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.…

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BRT on Route 355 — Alternative Routes and Stops

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You’ve been hearing about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for years and wonder when the heck it will happen. No worries: the folks at MCDOT have been busy working on this large project.  Below you’ll see some select boards from their recent Route 355 open house that contain lots of information on alternative routes, headways, and stations.…

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LAST CHANCE! What questions would you like to ask the candidates for County Council and County Executive?

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As of now, there are eight candidates working to be the next District 1 Councilmember, thirty candidates hoping to be an at-large Councilmember, and seven candidates vying for County Executive.  That’s a lot of people running for office.

Friends of White Flint wants to know what each of those candidates thinks about the transformation of the White Flint area, smart growth, transit, walkability, bike lanes, and creating a vibrant Pike District that’s attractive to residents, workers, shoppers, and diners.…

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