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


Hines buys two properties in the Pike District

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North Bethesda I and II

Commercial Property Executive reported that real estate company Hines announced the acquisition of North Bethesda Place I & II from JBG Cos. The amount was undisclosed but Bisnow reports the purchase price was $54.6 million.

The two adjacent buildings, located just three blocks away from the White Flint Metro station on the Red Line, sit at 5515 Security Lane and 11400 Rockville Pike.

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Don’t forget — Wall Park CIP County Council Hearing is TONIGHT!

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Don’t forget to attend the Wednesday, February 10th, 7 pm, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. (We’ll have Wall Park T-shirts for folks to wear and keep.)

Just by wearing a t-shirt and sitting in the audience, you will help create an 8-acre Park Paradise at Wall Park! Please, help us un-pave paradise and pull up the parking lot by encouraging County Council to fully fund the Wall Park Garage in the CIP.

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Wall Park CIP Hearing Changed to Wednesday Evening

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Friends of White Flint Advocated at the County Council PHED Hearing

Are you planning on helping to create a Park Paradise at Wall Park by attending the CIP meeting? (I hope so!)

Please know that Council Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Hearing originally scheduled for tonight  has been changed to WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 7 pm, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850.…

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Please attend today’s Council PHED Hearing

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Help create a Park Paradise in the Pike District by turning Wall Park into an eight-acre, full-fledged park. Please attend the County Council Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee hearing 2 pm on today, February 8, at the 7th Floor Hearing Room,100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850.

We’ll give you an awesome Wall Park t-shirt to wear (and keep) at the hearing to show the PHED committee that the community wants Wall Park now and asking them to support full funding of the Wall Park garage in the CIP.…

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Email County Council and Attend a Hearing — Let’s Create a Park Paradise in the Pike District!

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The clock is ticking, and I am pleading. Please help us create an eight-acre park with room for sports, heart-healthy walks, quiet contemplation, a children’s playground, public events, and maybe even a dog park in Wall Park. (That’s the park that’s mostly a parking lot right next to the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center.)
Please email the County Council and tell them you want them to fully fund the Wall Park Garage in the CIP so we can pull up the parking lot and un-pave paradise.
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 Al Roshdieh Appointed as Director of Montgomery County Department of Transportation

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Congratulations to Al Roshdieh, MoCo’s new Director of MCDOT. We applaud his focus on “transforming the transportation infrastructure to be even more transit-oriented, bikeable and walkable” and are excited to work with him and MCDOT to work on moving people, not just cars, through and to the Pike District. Below is the County’s news release about his appointment.…

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What you missed at last night’s White Flint 2 Sector Planning Meeting

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Last night’s meeting was a bit different than the other five White Flint 2 planning meetings. (Those meetings, to refresh your memory, began in the summer and featured MNCPPC folks talking about various components of White Flint 2, including current businesses and residences in the area, the high-vacancy office area along Executive Boulevard, schools, transportation, connections, parks, and open spaces.)

At this meeting, the community — property owners, civic associations, HOAs, and community groups — did the talking.…

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Email County Council to Create a Park Paradise in the Pike District!

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According to the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, Wall Park next to the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center is supposed to become a park paradise. The plan creates an eight-acre park with room for sports, heart-healthy walks, quiet contemplation, a children’s playground, public events, and maybe even a dog park.

To create this essential community amenity, we need to pull up the parking lot that covers much of Wall Park.…

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Happy Anniversary, Dietle’s

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The Pike District isn’t only about the new; there’s also the historic. Hank Dietle’s Tavern on Rockville Pike is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year. Dietle’s opened in 1916 as Offutt’s, a general store and filling station.  Hank Dietle took over in the 1950s when the tavern served as a pit stop for drivers making their way down Rockville Pike. Deitle’s received the first beer and wine license ever issued in Montgomery County.…

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