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: December 2012

New Urbanism for Your Coffee Table

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The underpinnings of New Urbanism – walkability, sustainability, diversity – are the bases for the changes at White Flint.  Now, they’re also the subject of a lovely, new 608-page hardcover book that documents how concepts of New Urbanism were applied in Florida in the 1980’s.  In full coffee table-book form, the work is richly illustrated so you can add visuals the next time you explain the excitement around White Flint.…

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ProMark Sketch Plan Amendment Meeting – Thursday January 10, 2013

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ProMark Real Estate Services, Inc., will be hosting a Pre-Submittal Meeting on their Sketch Plan Amendment next Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 7pm.  The meeting will be held at 5516 Nicholson Lane and they’re asking attendees to RSVP to Kerry Mounts at 301-961-5157 by January 9th.

This meeting will focus on ProMark’s property, coined the North Bethesda Gateway; you can learn more about the project on the County’s Parks and Planning Website.

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Get Out Of the Car! Here’s How We Can Do It…

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Jeff Speck is a local city planner and architectural designer whose latest book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, is receiving excellent reviews.  In it, Speck focuses on creating areas that people drive to, rather than drive through.  He also delves into the various benefits of creating walkable communities and how to make suburban development more sustainable.…

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Pike + Rose: the stakes are high, but the benefits could be huge

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Rendering of Pike + Rose. When finished, it'll be 5 times the size of Bethesda Row.

Rendering of Pike + Rose. When finished, it’ll be 5 times the size of Bethesda Row.

Federal Realty’s mixed-use developments have transformed suburbs from Bethesda to San Jose. But the size and ambition of their newest project, Pike + Rose in White Flint, will test the limits of creating an urban place from scratch.…

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White Flint Recognized As A “Good Example”

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The nonprofit Urban Land Institute has recognized the redevelopment of White Flint as “a good example of walkability and effective private investment for a suburban project.”  Read more from The Examiner by following the below link:

 

http://washingtonexaminer.com/montcos-redevelopment-of-white-flint-touted/article/2516339#.UNE3I2_XYhU

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Zappos Founder Tackles New Urbanism

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Tony Hsieh, founder and CEO of online retailer Zappos.com, is using the strength of his company’s personnel and bankroll to reinvigorate downtown Las Vegas.  Hsieh has announced that he is moving the company’s headquarters, and over 1,000 employees, from a suburban office park into what he has termed “the Downtown Project.” Likening the move toward a more dense, mixed-use and walkable community as one improving upon the real-life “social network,” Hsieh hopes to catapult a nearly-discarded neighborhood into the next New Urban destination.…

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Ticket to Ride: Where Feet, Bikes and Transit Beat Cars in MoCo Neighborhoods

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Crossing Georgia at Colesville

Nearly 60% of downtown Silver Spring residents get to work without a car. Photo by the author.

For decades, Montgomery County has promoted transit-oriented development as a way to provide alternatives to driving, but some say it hasn’t worked, claiming most people “will drive no matter what.” However, a detailed look at commuting habits in specific neighborhoods clearly shows that people will leave their cars at home if there are other options.…

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Minutes of the FoWF Board of Directors’ Meeting, November 8, 2012

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*** These minutes were approved by unanimous vote at the Board of Directors meeting on February 21, 2013 ***

MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

November 8, 2012

Federal Realty, 1626 E. Jefferson,Rockville,MD

 

The Friends of White Flint (FoWF) meeting was called to order at 7:11pm at the offices of Federal Realty Investment Trust, pursuant to notice and a proposed agenda. …

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rePIKEalization – an Update on Pike and Rose

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rePIKEalization: changing the perception of Rockville Pike

Federal Realty Investment Trust  has coined a new term to go along with its development at Pike & Rose: rePIKEalization.  The image reinforces Federal Realty’s vision for the White Flint District and was highlighted at their recent Phase 2 Site Plan and Preliminary Plan Amendment Pre-Submission Meeting. …

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