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


WJ Moratorium Review at the Planning Board Thursday

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The Planning Board will review the annual schools test next Thursday, which will determine if a school cluster (including the Walter Johnson cluster) would be placed in moratorium and if a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision could be submitted .

The staff report can be found here and recommends the Walter Johnson cluster be put in moratorium for one year because WJ is at 129.3% of capacity.…

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Kick off official summer with the NoBe Summer Block Party

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Celebrate the First Day of Summer at Nobemarket Plaza at a family-friendly event open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m, Friday, June 21 !

The NoBe Summer Block Party features live music by Justin Trawick & The Common Good, a beer garden, grill bites by Seasons52, sweet treats by The Orange Cow, a photo booth presented by PopSocial, games and more!…

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Get Dad a Gift at the Pike Central Farmers Market

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Here are the vendors at tomorrow’s Farm Market at Pike & Rose. You’re sure to find a unique gift for dad … or for yourself.

FARMS & FARM PRODUCTS

Bee’s Knees – pollinator-friendly plants

King Mushrooms – locally grown mushrooms, soup and other mushroom products

Liberty Delight Farms – farm raised beef, eggs, pork, poultry, rabbit, pet food, pet treats

Metro Microgreens – 15-20 varieties of microgreens locally & hydroponically grown

Mock’s Greenhouse – pesticide-free, hydroponic produce year round

Springfield Farm – meats, poultry, eggs

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer – farm & artisan produced cheeses

Toigo Orchards – fruits, organic vegetables, fruit butters, cider

Twin Springs Fruit Farm – fruits, berries, vegetables, fruit products, cider

Up Top Acres – DC’s first commercial rooftop farming company offering vegetables and herbs

Young Harvests – locally and naturally grown salad mixes and vegetables

ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCERS

All Things Olive – California olive oils – extra virgin, herb-infused, citrus-infused, wine vinegars, and tapenades

Lindera Farms – artisanally made, all-natural vinegars

MeatCrafters – handcrafted sausages, salamis & other charcuterie

Number 1 Sons – Pickles, pickled vegetables, kimchi, kombucha

Senzu Juicery – Cold pressed juices and nut milks

Zeke’s Coffee –  locally roasted coffee, ground and beans

BREADS AND BAKERIES

Sunday Morning Bakehouse – handmade croissants and pastries

The Farm Market Bakery – seasonal sweets brings artisanal hearth baked breads from Crest Hill Breads

PREPARED FOODS

Bun’d Up – Korean buns and rice bowls with local ingredients

DMV Empanadas – variety of handcrafted empanadas

Rita’s Crepes – handcrafted crepes

VegHeaven – vegan food and desserts

HANDCRAFTED GOODS

Painted Pastures – goats milk soap

SERVICES

Robb’s Edge Express – expert sharpening services for knives, scissors, and tools

SEAFOOD

Lobster Maine-ia – fresh fish, shellfish, lobsters, lobster salads and rolls

FUN

Music by Calvin Thomas

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Progressions Salon Spa Store…

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Bethesda North Marriott completes $25M renovation, eyes more conventions

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As reported in Washington Business Week

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center celebrated the completion of more than $25 million in renovations and additions with a launch party last week. Located just one block from the White Flint Metro station, the Rockville hotel has made changes to each of the 455 guest rooms by upgrading the bathrooms and replacing carpeting with solid floors.…

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Update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

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The White Flint Implementation Committee will not meet for this month. Below are several implementation updates for you.

Recent Planning Board Approval: VOB-Nissan (Sketch Plan/Preliminary Plan)

Under Review: Wilgus Sketch Plan

Under Construction: Pike & Rose Office Building and Arrowwood at North Bethesda Center/LCOR

Staging Allocation Request (SAR): The Board is scheduled to approved a new staging allocation for Offutt Estates (at the end of Hillery Way) for 5 residential units on June 20.…

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Flash BRT MD 355 Open Houses – June 26 and 27

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH. MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about FLASH on MD 355 and see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts, and estimated costs.

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What’s happening this week with the Western Workaround

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Western Workaround/White Flint West construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning June 2, 2019

The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 under the previous contract as Phase 1B still awaits completion. This work should finish in summer 2019.

  • PEPCO electrical construction located on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance has been completed—the contractor will return once PEPCO has installed a new power pole; the County is waiting on PEPCO’s schedule for pole placement.
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Montgomery Parks Launches E-Bikes and E-Scooters Pilot Program

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Montgomery Parks launched a pilot program on June 1, 2019 to permit electric bicycles (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters) on certain Montgomery Parks hard surface trails. Montgomery Parks will evaluate the use of e-bikes and e-scooters on selected hard surface park trails to determine if the pilot program should be made permanent, rescinded or modified to be best integrated into parks’ countywide hard-surface trail system

According to The Washington Post, the six-month pilot will allow e-bikes with speeds up to 20 mph and e-scooters with speeds up to 25 mph on the Rock Creek Trail, Sligo Creek Trail, the Matthew Henson Trail, the Long Branch Trail and the Northwest Branch Trail.…

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