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


Dietles is officially one of the best dive bars in the DC metro area

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From The Washington Post:

Hank Dietle’s

11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-881-8711.

The temperature outside hovers in the mid-70s, but inside Hank Dietle’s, it feels like a sauna. It smells like a latrine, too. A couple of fans move the hot air around, providing not a single cool breeze in the process.…

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New Pet Resort, Clinic To Open on Rockville Pike

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From Bethesdas Beat: Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort to hold its ribbon-cutting celebration Saturday

Floor plan for Dr. Boyd's Veterinary Resort

Floor plan for Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort

A southern California veterinarian is about to introduce Rockville’s residents – human and nonhuman alike – to his brand of pet care.

Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort, a facility that will combine boarding services and medical care, is holding a ribbon-cutting Saturday to celebrate its opening at 11503 Rockville Pike.…

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A Success for Walkability and #PikePeds

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Thank you Montgomery County Department of Transportation for paving this dirt trail by Pike and Rose!  Our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign is getting results because advocacy works…and because the White Flint area truly wants walking in our community to be safe and convenient.

Jay Corablis, Friends of White Flint board member, stands by our #PikePeds sign next to the dirt path that’s getting paved.…

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Woodward High School Reopening Study Group Presentation

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Curious about the re-opening of Woodward High School? Want to learn more about what MCPS is considering for Woodward?  Then scroll through their presentation from a May 31, 2017 meeting of the Woodward High School Reopening and Nontraditional Facilities Study Group.

Below are a few highlights from the presentation.

Timeline

The earliest Woodward HS reopening would be September 2022. …

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Planning Board unanimously approves the White Flint 2 Plan

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Blow the horns and ring the bells. The Planning Board yesterday unanimously passed the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.! Next up, the County Council reviews, discusses, and receives public input on the plan.

While the final draft of the plan is not yet available since the last few changes were discussed at the Planning Board late yesterday afternoon, by and large, Friends of White Flint believes the final plan is a good one.  …

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Meet North Bethesda Center’s Newest Residential Building

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On Monday night, LCOR presented its plans for a new residential building at the 32.5 acre North Bethesda Center. (NRC, Harris Teeter, The Aurora, and Wentworth House are all part of North Bethesda Center.) The new building will be located on Parcel G (and until they come up with a better name, the apartment building will be called Parcel G as well.…

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Tomorrow is your chance to join the fun at the second Walkable Wednesday

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Fifty people attended our first Walkable Wednesday, and we hope you will be part of our second informative and entertaining Walkable Wednesday on July 12 at noon. Join Friends of White Flint and the Coalition for Smarter Growth to learn what makes a community walkable and what we can do to make sure the White Flint area is as walkable as possible as quickly as possible.
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Our Greater Greater Washington Post from Friday in support of July 12 Walkable Wendesday

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To make White Flint better for business, make the streets safer

By Amy Ginsburg (Guest Contributor)Pete Tomao (Contributor) July 7, 2017 14

A missing crosswalk on Old Georgetown Road. Photo by Dan Reed. Image licensed under Creative Commons.

In 2010, Montgomery County passed the White Flint Master Plan with hopes to turn the area into a transit-oriented destination.…

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Developers Push for More Housing Density in Grosvenor-Strathmore Plan

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From Bethesda Beat

Metro site offers rare chance to build new housing around transit station

A slide showing a plan for the area around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station.

A slide showing a plan for the area around the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station. VIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

Developers and smart-growth advocates on Thursday asked planning officials to include higher building densities in plans to replace a surface parking lot near the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro  station with a neighborhood and high-rises.…

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