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


Fun-Filled Fall Fest is Just Two-Weeks Away!

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Mark your calendar and grab your friends and family. Fall Fest is October 8th from noon to 2:00 pm! We’re closing Marinelli Road in front of the Bethesda North Marriott and featuring not only music by The Nighthawks but also a variety of food trucks and kids activities. County Executive Ike Leggett will be on hand to cut the ribbon that officially opens the Pike District, too.
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Exciting Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launched!

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Last night, volunteers from Coalition for Smarter Growth and Friends of White Flint (along with your intrepid FoWF executive director) launched the exciting Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign by hanging dozens of signs with safety tips and ways to get involved all around the Pike District.

Walkable may be one of the most over-used adjectives in the new urbanism realm, but that does not diminish its significance.  …

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Important Community Meeting Tonight!

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We hope you will join us tonight at our Community Meeting!!

September 19, 2016   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Bethesda North Conference Center, Brookside Room

6:30     Welcome (Amy Ginsburg)

6:35     Approval of minutes from July Board Meeting (Howard Feldman/Amy Ginsburg)

6:40     Treasurer’s Report (Eric Grosse)

6:45     Fall Fest (Francine Waters) and Piketoberfest (Jay Corbalis)

6:50     Presentation by Nkosi Yearwood, Planner at Montgomery Planning Department, on White Flint 2 Preliminary Recommendations

7:05     Questions and comments on the White Flint 2 Preliminary Recommendations

7:20     Presentation by Walter Johnson Cluster Representatives on the Walter Johnson Roundtable Options

7:35     Questions and comments on the Walter Johnson Roundtable Options

7:50     Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign (Amy Ginsburg)

8:00     Brief Property Owner Updates (Property Owners)

8:20     Other Business

8:25     Would your HOA, condo association, or club like someone from Friends of White Flint to speak at one of your meetings about the transformation of our community?…

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Mark Your Calendar for Piketoberfest, October 8, Right After Fall Fest

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PIKETOBERFEST

Saturday, October 8th, 1-4pm      Pike & Rose    Free to Attend

  • Craft Beer tent by Owen’s Ordinary 
  • Come out for lawn games and kids activities, including a hay bale maze, face painter, giveaways and roving entertainment
  • Live music sponsored by AMP by Strathmore
  • Special Occasions Band & Bobby Thompson and Revelator Hill
  • Food for sale and sampling by Carluccio’s, City Perch, Del Frisco’s Grille, Summer House, Stella Barra and Roti
  • Sidewalk Sales and special offers from Gap and Gap Kids, Francesca’s, Lucky Brand, Nike, Season’s Taproom and Yogaso Boutique

Meet and mingle with our other neighborhood partners, including iPic Theaters, Nava Health, Sport & Health, PR at Partners, Pallas and PerSei Apartments 

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What You Missed at This Week’s White Implementation and Downtown Advisory Committee Meetings

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14 hours, two meetings. Yes, FoWF Executive Director Amy Ginsburg attended both Monday night’s White Flint Implementation Meeting and Tuesday morning’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting so she could let you know what happened at each.

First, the White Flint Implementation Meeting.

Nkosi Yearwood of the Montgomery Planning Department reported:

East Village North Bethesda Gateway project was approved by the Planning Board this past Thursday.…

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Upcoming Meetings (Hope you’re coming to the FoWF Community Meeting Sept. 19)

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The White Flint Implementation Committee will meet tonight, Monday, September 12, 7 p.m., at Shriver Aquatic Center. Their agenda will include a presentation from Gables Residential and a staging discussion for White Flint 2

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13, 8 a.m., at the Bethesda North Conference Center.…

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We’re looking forward to shopping at these Pike & Rose Phase 2 Stores!

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According to Store Reporter, Pike & Rose is building an impressive list of tenants for its second phase, now under construction at Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road. In addition to REI and a Pinstripes bocce and bowling center, here’s who else is heading to Pike & Rose:

  • Sur La Table: This high-end kitchen store will fill the void left by Williams-Sonoma’s departure from the doomed White Flint Mall.
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East Village at North Bethesda Gateway Preliminary Plan

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There’s been a major step forward for East Village at North Bethesda Gateway on Nicholson Lane and Huff Court, located just half a mile from White Flint metro. The Planning Board will review the Preliminary and Site Plan tomorrow, and the Planing Department staff recommends approval with conditions of the Preliminary Plan  and the Site Plan

East Village will be built in two phases.…

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