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


Monthly Archives: May 2011

White Flint Charettes: June 1 & 16

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The Montgomery County Director of General Services, David Dise, has “cordially invited” all members of the public to yet another set of “charettes” about White Flint. These are the additional opportunities for public comment promised by Diane Schwartz-Jones, County Executive Ike Leggett’s chief staffer on White Flint, after numerous questions were raised about the funding and contracting of the process.…

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White Flint Update

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Last week’s White Flint Implementation Committee meeting was postponed, but White Flint planning staffer Nkosi Yearwood offers an update on several White Flint initiatives (I added the explanatory links in a couple of the section titles to supplement Nkosi’s laconic reportage):

WF Charrette

The County’s Public Facilities Charrette will have two upcoming public meetings: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 and Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7: 30 p.m.…

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Mid-Pike Plaza Public Meeting

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Federal Realty welcomes your attendance at a public meeting regarding the upcoming Preliminary Plan of Subdivision and Phase 1 Site Plan submission for redevelopment at Mid-Pike Plaza.  Please see link below for additional details.

Date / Time: May 24, 2011, 7:00pm
Location: Federal Realty Investment Trust, 1626 E Jefferson St, Rockville MD, 20852
Invitation: Mid-Pike Plaza public meeting invitation (click on link to view)

[Posted by Tommy Mann]…

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A Walk in Montgomery County

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In all the discussion of urban and suburban development in Montgomery County, of how fast cars go through intersections, and how asphalt should give way to trees, it’s sometimes difficult to remember the quiet treasures that remain near us. You don’t need to go far to find solitude, where the birds sing, the creek burbles, and the leaves dance in the wind.…

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Young People Flocking To DC

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/census-young-adults-are-responsible-for-most-of-dcs-growth-in-past-decade/2011/05/04/AFJz5LtF_story.html

This article highlights the transformation D.C is going
through, and how new mixed use developments are attracting young
professionals in droves to neighborhoods in the district.

[Posted by Akil Lester]…

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“Alluvium”

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The JBG Companies (a member of Friends of White Flint) has unveiled the newest piece of public art in Montgomery County: “Alluvium,” a huge and stunning work by reknowned sculptor Jim Sanborn. Alluvium is in the Paseo, the central area of the new North Bethesda Market in White Flint, just across Rockville Pike from White Flint Mall.  …

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White Flint Rising – Part 3; Now We Can SEE It

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Every few months, we take a look at the progress of the renovation of White Flint into a walkable, sustainable, transit-oriented community, part of North Bethesda, Maryland.

But, frankly, for many months now, it’s been tough to see the future White Flint, except in shades of gray. Earlier installments have looked at walking tours, new sketch plans, and about-to-open buildings. …

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May 9 White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting is Cancelled

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Nkosi Yearwood, chief planner for the White Flint Sector Plan and staff for the White Flint Implementation Committee announced today that the WFIC will not hold its usual meeting on the second Monday of May. “The agenda is light,” Yearwood noted, so it would be better to postpone the discussions until the regularly-scheduled June 13 meeting.…

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