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


Friends of White Flint on the TV News

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It’s hot and humid enough to wring water from air, so today we have a very short blog.

On yesterday’s Fox5 news, there was a story about the litigation over White Flint Mall and what the future holds for the White Flint area.  Check it out here.

Also posted yesterday was a video about the White Flint Mall, #PickthePike, and our area on Montgomery Community Media.…

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#PickthePike at the Pike Central Farmer’s Market

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Spreading the word about #PickthePike

As people stuffed their bags full of sweet corn and bright red tomatoes, they stopped to talk to Friends of White Flint board member Eric Grosse to learn more about our #PickthePike campaign (and other issues affecting the White Flint area.)

If you’re interested in volunteering to staff our table at the Pike Central Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings, please email us at info@whiteflint.org.…

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Wow — what a week!

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#PickthePike
ICYMI, here’s some of the coverage from our very successful launch of #PickthePike:

Washington Business Journal

The Washington Post

Bethesda Magazine

Greater Greater Washington

My MC Media

We’ll be promoting #PickthePike at Saturday’s Pike Central Farmers Maket on the corner of Executive Blvd and Old Georgetown Road. Stop by our table.…

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#PickthePike is launched!!

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#PickthePike

This morning, Friends of White Flint launched its #PickthePike campaign to persuade Marriott to pick the Pike District for its new headquarters.  We also unveiled our new #PickthePike ad located at the bus shelter right in front of Marriott headquarters.

Thank you to Councilmember Roger Berliner, State Delegate Marc Korman, State Senator Rich Madaleno, State Farm Agent Howard Feldman, and Pike District resident Heather Dlhopolsky for being critical parts of this campaign kickoff.…

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#PickthePike Campaign Unveiled Tomorrow Morning

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Friends of White Flint  will unveil an audacious campaign to persuade Marriott to “Pick the Pike” for its new headquarters tomorrow morning.

Friends of White Flint will hold a press conference/campaign kickoff  Wednesday, July 22 at 8:30 am at the bus shelter in front of Marriott’s current headquarters at the corner of Rock Spring Drive and Fernwood Road.…

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Will You Have S’more Fun Tomorrow at Grill Night at Wall Park?

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Grill Night

Don’t forget — the summer’s second fun-filled Grill Night is tomorrow, July 21 at 6pm at Wall Park by the Shiver Aquatic Center. Thanks to Gables Pike District for supplying the snacks, soft drinks, and paper products. Additional thanks to the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee for arranging for The Crimestoppers to play again and for all those yummy s’mores fixings they’ll be bringing.

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Your thoughts on Montrose Parkway East

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In yesterday’s weekly e-newsletter, we asked what you thought about the proposed Montrose Parkway East. Your opinions on this new section of road were pretty evenly divided between pro and con. (It’s not too late to voice your thoughts — email them to info@whiteflint.org. )

Here are some of your responses:

“I currently can walk to Giant and all the stores at Montrose Crossing from my residence in Gallery at White Flint Condominiums but think that would not be possible if that project proceeds.

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How do you make it easier to walk and bike around a community?

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Let's choose a grid

According to this article, there are six things a community can do to encourage people to ditch heir cars and instead walk or bike as the go about their day. Here’s how the Pike District scores on each.

 

1) Stop building cul-de-sacs and bring back the grid

(Yes — the Pike District is developing a robust grid throughout the White Flint area.)

2) Change zoning rules to allow for density and mixed-use development.

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Time to Have S’more Fun at Grill Night at Wall Park July 21st

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Grill Night

We’ve got the fixings for s’mores, hot grills, live music, snacks, soft drinks, and paper goods.  All we need is you and your friends and family to make the summer’s second Grill Night at Wall Park as successful as last month’s fun-filled event.  Let’s show everyone that we need and want our green space in the Pike District — grab something to grill and come to Wall Park next to the Shriver Aquatic Center, from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, July 21!

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