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: January 2013

Notes from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting, January 14, 2013

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Around 40 community members, business owners and developers were in attendance at the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting held on January 14, 2013, at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center.  The bulk of the meeting was spent on ProMark and Foulger-Pratt’s presentation of the Sketch Plan Amendment for North Bethesda Gateway.  …

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White Flint Wins the Smart Growth Communities Award

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Did you know that the changes coming to White Flint are so exciting that even the Sector Plan itself has been winning awards?   Most recently, the implementation phase will receive the Smart Growth Communities Award from the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission.  Learn more about this, and the plan in general, by following the below link:

http://montgomeryplanning.org/blog-design/?p=3438

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Plans for Mixed-Use Development on the Rise

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Mixed-use planning is on the rise because it’s a great idea that makes sense.  The goal is to center density around transit and help people live, work and play without needing a car to get around.  Our region is incorporating these concepts into more of its plans and White Flint is at the forefront!…

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“Real doors” give human scale, house-like benefits to apartment living

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Houses have their perks: a yard, a private entrance, and a sense of individuality. Apartments have theirs as well: they’re affordable, low-maintenance, and have lots of shared amenities. What if you could get best of both worlds? Several new apartment communities being built in White Flint do just that with something called “real doors.”

What are “real doors”?…

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DC is Tops in Bike Share Success

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In a result that surprised many experts, the DC-metro area has edged out other contenders as having “largest, most successful bike-share program—in terms of size, ridership, and financial viability,” according to Slate.com.

This is great news for White Flint as bike share is an important part of the plan to get people out of their cars for short trips around the area.  …

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White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting, 1/14/13

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee will next meet on Monday, January 14, 2013.  Meetings begin at 7pm at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center at 5900 Executive Boulevard in Rockville.  The public is welcome to attend!

From the Montgomery County Parks & Planning Website, the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee is:

Property owners and residents from within the plan area, civic and homeowners associations from surrounding residential communities, transportation management representative, and Executive Branch staff were appointed to this overview committee by the Planning Board on September 30, 2010.  …

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Growing MoCo’s tree canopy has health, economic rewards

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Trees are an important part of any urban environment, providing shade, oxygen, and even calming traffic. Of course, they’re also great to look at. As a result, protecting and expanding Montgomery County’s tree canopy has been a growing issue in recent months.

A study done by the University of Vermont for the Montgomery County Planning Department found that while half of the county is covered by trees, the county’s urban areas have a much smaller tree canopy.…

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Higher Parking Rates Start Today in White Flint

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Parking meters are an urban staple and, with increases across the country effective January 1st, some downtowns are charging a premium for them. Similarly, starting today, it’s going to cost a bit more to visit the White Flint district by car.  As part of the North Bethesda Transportation Management District, White Flint’s on-street meters are increasing to $1.00/hour from the previous rate of $.75.  …

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