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: September 2013

How can White Flint draw local businesses?

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Starbucks is great, but how can we make room for local businesses in White Flint?

When Federal Realty Investment Trust announced the first six restaurants that will open at Pike + Rose, the mixed-use development at Rockville Pike and Montrose Road, some people were upset they were all chains. Will there be a place for local businesses in the future White Flint?…

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You’re Invited to Learn More About Rapid Transit on MD 355!

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Please join us for a community discussion about the proposed Rapid Transit Network in Montgomery County and, specifically, about the MD 355 Corridor.

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355 Rapid Transit Roundtable

An educational community discussion about Montgomery County’s proposed Rapid Transit System for stakeholders along the 355 corridor.

Thursday, October 3 | 6:00 PM | Cafeteria of the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD (Metro: Rockville)

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As population and traffic continue to rise, how can we design the 355 corridor to move more people and connect our communities all the way from Friendship Heights to Clarksburg?…

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Breathe easier during your commute

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The D.C. area is ranked first in traffic congestion, and unfortunately, a recent study from MIT reports that Maryland deaths related to long-term exposure to air pollution are the highest in the U.S. The Capital News Service reports that:

“Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that emissions from cars, trucks, industrial smokestacks, trains, boats, and commercial heating systems contribute to the death of 113 people per 100,000 population per year in Maryland—more than any other state.”

Personal vehicles are a major contributor to greenhouse gasses, and the problem is only going to get worse as traffic in our area grows.…

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Bus Rapid Transit Makes Economic Sense

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This week, the Montgomery County Council is holding public hearings on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit Network.  We’ve been talking about the potential of this project for months and, now, a study shows that bus rapid transit ignites development better than other transit modes.

As reported in Forbes Magazine, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy studied Bus Rapid Transit, light rail and streetcars to establish which spur the greater amount of development.  

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Sport & Health Club Coming to Pike & Rose

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BethesdaNow.com is reporting that Pike & Rose’s latest offering is a 32,000 square foot gym at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike.  Sport & Health Clubs have announced that their newest home will be in White Flint and will “include a yoga studio, group cycle studio, elevated outdoor social and training space, a cardio fitness floor and interactive video games for kids.”

The club is scheduled to open, along with most of Pike & Rose‘s first phase, in the fall of 2014.

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New “Upcoming Events” sidebar and Calendar page!

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Having trouble keeping up with our many events this fall? Now you can keep track of all the White Flint-related events and meetings with our new Calendar page, as well as our “Upcoming Events” widget to the right of the page you are currently on (next to our monthly archives of blog posts).…

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Can Wall Park become more than a parking lot?

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Wednesday night, representatives from Montgomery Parks led a community discussion about how to renovate Wall Park. While some residents were concerned about losing parking spaces and impacts to the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, others were excited about the park’s potential.

Residents vote for things they'd like to see at Wall Park. Photo by the author.

Residents vote for things they’d like to see at Wall Park.

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Support Friends of White Flint, Get Paladar Latin Kitchen!

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Giving Has Never Tasted So Good!

Now is the time to support the work of Friends of White Flint and get something in return!  

Paladar Latin Kitchen is White Flint’s newest restaurant and offers fresh, exciting food and drink options for your whole family.  Through October 8th, this community partner will make your dinner dollars go even farther.…

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Better ways to get to school: are we there yet?

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Part of Reconnecting America’s report Are We There Yet? sheds light on how children (and their parents) get to daycare and school, and the ramifications of these options – or lack thereof. In a section titled “Safe Routes to School,” the authors explain that only 13 percent of children walk or bike to school today, compared to nearly 50% in 1969; parents cited schools being far away, traffic safety, and crime as major concerns.…

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