Looking for Ways to Get Involved and Ensure White Flint Reaches its Potential?
Then, we have two great opportunities for you – and you don’t even need to leave the keyboard.
First, having a post office located in the White Flint sector is not only an important amenity, it’s also key to building our identity. The US Postal Service presently holds a lease at White Flint Mall that’s set to expire in less than a year and they have begun a public vetting process for choosing their new site. Community input is critical to ensuring that we keep this important service nearby. So, by August 9th, please send an email to Richard Hancock at Richard.A.Hancock@usps.gov. Let him know that you want to keep a post office in the White Flint Sector in Montgomery County, MD!
Second, Friends of White Flint is dedicated to ensuring that the promises made during the White Flint planning process are kept during the implementation and build-out. We hold property owners and developers to these expectations and we hold our public entities to them, as well. At this point, infrastructure is key and the funding for these projects – like the roads that will diffuse traffic from Rockville Pike and the beautiful green spaces – has not been designated.
At this time of year, the County Executive is creating his Capital Improvement Projects budget and we need him to know that White Flint projects cannot be delayed any longer. The projects added to this budget are placed in a six-year cycle, so we need to get them on the list NOW. So, please email Ike Leggett at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the County Council at email@example.com, to tell them that infrastructure must keep up with development. Ask them to fund the Western Workaround, Wall Park, the Civic Green and the new Eastern Workaround (where Executive Boulevard will cross over Rockville Pike, just north of White Flint Mall).
You can also tell Mr. Leggett yourself. He’s hosting a public budget forum on Tuesday July 30th from 7pm-8pm at the Bethesda/Chevy-Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda).
If we don’t ask for these things, we may not get them. Your engagement is key! Thank you for taking the time!