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


2014 Biking and Walking Benchmarking Report

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Alliance for Biking and Walking recently released their 2014 benchmarking report for biking and walking that includes data from 2011 and 2012. Angie Schmitt for Streetsblog USA has been writing a few various posts on the information coming from the report.

Here are some important facts from the report:

The number of people who bike and walk to work is growing gradually.…

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Rapid Transit Presentation in Bethesda On April 30th

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Communities for Transit, the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and Bethesda Green are sponsoring a public meeting on the Bus Rapid Transit system planned for Montgomery County on Wednesday, April 30th. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions from the public. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at Bethesda Green, 4825 Cordell Avenue, #200 from 7:00-8:30 pm.…

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Ize’s Deli and Bagelry

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Recently, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Lee and Angie Greenberg, owners of Ize’s Deli and Bagelry for a friendly conversation. Ize’s joined Friends of White Flint last summer as a local White Flint business owner member. We were happy to finally meet them both.

Ize’s Deli and Bagelry has long-standing history here in the White Flint district.…

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Finding the Right Balance

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Something we’ve been demanding for White Flint is that we strike a balance when creating spaces for people to get around.  This means that car shouldn’t be king – nor should any other group.  We must find ways to encourage people to walk and bike, but also acknowledge that many will still drive (and need to park).

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Interested in the Mixed-Use Revolution?

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Next week, BisNow is hosting the Mixed-Use Revolution, examining the trend to transform surface parking lots and office parks into vibrant communities.  It’s taking hold, of course, in White Flint and around the world.  The event is next Wednesday morning, April 23rd, at the Mayflower Renaissance downtown.  More details and registration information is available by clicking here.…

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Learning from the Best Downtowns

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Recently, Livability.com released its 2014 list of the Best Downtowns, and included were both Old Town Alexandria and Frederick.  So, we want to know how best to posture White Flint to eventually make this list.

The best downtowns foster creativity, inclusion and innovation. They showcase what is good about a community by offering a diverse array of local architecture, art, lifestyles and things to do.

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Make Way for the Fire Station!

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BethesdaNow.com reports, with a photograph, that demolition has begun on Randolph Road and Maple Avenue to make room for the eventual ‘governmental hub’ of White Flint.  Montgomery County will build the White Flint fire station (which will replace the station currently on Rollins Avenue) and police substation on Randolph Road between Rockville Pike and Maple Avenue.…

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Updates from White Flint Sector Implementation Advisory Committee

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Since the Jewish holiday, Passover, falls on the next White Flint Sector Implementation Advisory Committee meeting date of Monday April 14th, there will be no Implementation Advisory Committee meeting this month.

N’kosi Yearwood, White Flint’s lead planner, sent along updates on projects and planning happening now around the White Flint District that you can find below:

Development Projects

  • Saul Centers White Flint is going to the Montgomery County Planning Board on April 17.
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