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


MCDOT Wins Grants for Four Bikeshare Stations

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has received a Bikeways Grant Award from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Bikeways Program to install four bikeshare stations along the Bethesda Trolley Trail. The award of $269,834 will fund final design, purchase and installation of the stations that will connect existing bikeshare in Bethesda with new grant- funded stations to be installed in White Flint and Twinbrook in the spring of 2018.…

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Council Votes Yes on White Flint 2 and Grosvenor-Strathmore Plans

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After more than two years of public meetings, planning board hearings, PHED committee work sessions, and council hearings, at yesterday’s County Council meeting, the council voted yes for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan with an 8 to 1 vote.  (Mark Elrich Elrich said he voted against the White Flint plan because he thought the affected area was located too far from the Metro station to be reasonably considered a “transit-oriented development.”)  As you no doubt know, since we’ve been working on, advocating for, and writing about the White Flint 2 plan for many years, White Flint 2 is a bow-tie shaped, 460-acre area west, east, and north of the White Flint 1 plan.…

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Planning Dept. Releases Working Draft of Bicycle Master plan

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The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), has released the Working Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan for presentation to the Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

The plan aims to turn Montgomery County into a world-class bicycling community.…

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BOE votes yes to a new Woodward and to searching for a site for a new elementary school

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As a former Woodward Wildcat, it gives FOWF executive director Amy Ginsburg great pleasure to announce that the Board of Education last week approved a $1.83 billion school construction plan that includes reopening Woodward High School.

The board also approved a resolution to begin the site selection process for a new elementary school in the Walter Johnson Cluster in the spring of 2018.…

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Cava Founders To Open New French Mediterranean Coffee Shop and Restaurant in Pike & Rose

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According to Bethesda Beat:

The owners of a hometown restaurant chain that’s expanded across the country are returning to the area for their next concept.

Julii, from the founders of Cava, will open in Pike & Rose, according to Federal Realty, the developer of the North Bethesda community.

Focusing on French Mediterranean food, Julii will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.…

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White Flint 2 Resolution

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ICYMI in all the Thanksgiving/Black Friday fun, below is a link to the Draft White Flint 2 Resolution. It comes before the full Council on Tuesday, December 5.  If you have any comments, you need to send them to the council by 5pm today.

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/Resources/Files/master-plan/DraftMemoWhiteFlintSectorPlan2.pdf

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County Executive Kicks Off Gift Outside the Box Campaign at Pike and Rose

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the Department of Environmental Protection’s Acting Director Patty Bubar launched the County’s Gift Outside the Box holiday campaign on November 20. Other speakers included Executive Vice President of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Barbara Ashe and Director of Montgomery Parks Michael F. Riley.

The kick-off event took place at Pike & Rose located at 11920 Grand Avenue in North Bethesda.…

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