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


Want to boost local trade by 40% and lose weight?

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Sounds like a cheesy late night infomercial, I know, but who doesn’t want to increase sales and be healthier and skinnier? What is this miracle cure? Quite simply, it’s making a community walkable and bikeable.

Economic benefit:

According to a United Kingdom studywalking and cycling projects return an average of $20 in economic benefit for every $1.50 invested. The boost comes from more trade for local shops, less traffic congestion, and reduced pollution.…

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Are we correctly counting transit users?

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Undercounting transit

According to this article, we tend to over-count drivers and under-count people who use transit.  They believe that if we correctly counted all who benefit from transit, including residents, government and business … would more easily see the importance and cost-effectiveness of reliable transit options.

As stated in the City Commentary piece, “by far the most common way to measure transit use is “commute mode share,” or the percentage of workers who use transit to get to their job.…

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What you missed at last night’s White Flint 2 meeting

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It was standing room only at last night’s White Flint 2 Sector Plan meeting that was held at Luxmanor Elementary. It was great to see so many engaged residents asking questions and studying large drawings of White Flint 2’s transportation, zoning, and public spaces.
For those of you who were unable to be there, here’s a quick summary of what was discussed.
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Board/Community Meeting TONIGHT!

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Just in case you’ve missed the dozen of other reminders, tonight is the Friends of White Flint Board/Community Meeting.  It will start at 7:00 pm and be held at The Forum, 11801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.  Come hungry — &pizza is delivering 40 pizzas to the meeting. (Thank you, &pizza at Pike & Rose!)

Below is the agenda:

7:00                 Call to order

7:01 to 7:05    Approval of March Minutes

7:05 to 7:10    Financial Report

7:10 to 7:25    Property Owner Updates

7:25 to 7:40    Pick the Pike District Campaign

7:40 to 8:00    Membership Fee Structure

8:00 to 8:15    Events, including Grill Night and Seniors Forum

8:15 to 8:30    Other Business…

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Where is all the office space?

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Executive Director Amy Ginsburg, here.  I’m often asked why there isn’t more office space being built in the White Flint area.  As one person said to me, “All that’s going up are apartments and restaurants. Don’t get me wrong; I love all those restaurants. But where’s the work in ‘live-work-play’?”

Yesterday, Montgomery County Planning Department released a detailed Office Market Assessment for Montgomery County yesterday that provides some answers.

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One meeting, two articles

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First the meeting:

Don’t forget to attend the Friends of White Flint Board and Community Meeting Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm at The Forum.  We’ll have pizza generously donated by &pizza and interesting conversations about developments in the White Flint area, Pick the Pike District Campaign, Membership Dues, and events in the Pike District.…

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Transit Task Force Testimony

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In case you’re interested, I thought I’d share my recent testimony to the Transit Task Force.  (If you’re not interested, click back on Monday … and every weekday, actually … for another new post on a diverse range of topics relating to the White Flint/Pike District area.)

My name is Amy Ginsburg, and I am the Executive Director of Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit organization with nearly 1,300 supporters, including residents, businesses, homeowners associations, and property owners.  Our only mission is to ensure the full implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan so that the promise of a walkable, transit-oriented, smart-growth community is achieved in the Pike District.

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A fun-filled Grill Night at Wall Park

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Check out these happy photos from last night’s very fun, very successful, first-ever Grill Night at Wall Park. More than 75 people enjoyed music, food, and s’mores in our own Wall Park.  You won’t want to miss the next two Wall Park Grill Nights July 21 and August 18. (And a huge thank you to Montgomery Parks, Communities for Transit, and White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee for all their hard work organizing Grill Night.)

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It’s S’more Time Tonight!

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Don’t forget — tonight is Grill Night at Wall Park. We’ll supply grills, the paper goods, snacks, and soft drinks, and most importantly, we’ll supply all the fixings for delish s’mores.  Also enjoy music by The Crimestoppers!

June 16, 6:30 to 8:30. Wall Park is located at 5900 Executive Blvd, right next to the Shriver Aquatic Center.

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