Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids in White Flint Mall have announced their closing. Both stores will close permanently on January 12th and will reopen in their new Mazza Gallerie locations in February.…Read More
Monthly Archives: December 2013
Yesterday, the Washington Post’s Style section featured a look at White Flint Mall during what appears to be its last holiday season. Complete with memories from those who remember the early days (thanks to the Friends of White Flinters who contributed!), it’s a lovely look at where we’ve been right as we prepare to move on.…Read More
Walkability is one of the driving forces for the changes coming to White Flint. Areas throughout the United States are already considering the need for a walkable design. In an article from Governing, Mike Maciag discusses the most walkable cities in the US and elements of these cities that make them so successful.…Read More
The design of our cities and towns may have a major impact on our health and well-being. As diseases such as obesity and diabetes rise to epidemic levels in the United States, what strategies are both health professionals and community development practitioners using to combat these health concerns? How does urban design impact the levels of these diseases in the US?…Read More
Like we have mentioned before, the little things or the details in urban design should not be overlooked. These details are was to, first, attract residents and tourists and, second, persuade those visitors to visit the other amenities the area offers. For Baltimore, that is exactly what focusing on crosswalks has done.…Read More
Are you a leader in your community or an interested citizen?
Are you interested in regional transportation issues?
Are environmental, business, or civic interests in transportation important to you?
Then apply for membership on the 2014 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to the National Transportation Planning Board (TPB) under the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG).…Read More
For years, there’s been talk of improving transit connections across the Potomac River between Montgomery and Fairfax counties. There might be a solution in Montgomery County’s newly-approved rapid transit plan, and it could be a big deal for White Flint.
As the sole connection between Montgomery and Fairfax, not to mention a key link on the Capital Beltway, the American Legion Bridge is often very congested, carrying over 230,000 vehicles each day.…Read More
Eric Jaffe, writer for The Atlantic Cities, in his article 4 Hard Truths About Transit examined a panel report created by The Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel of the Government of Ontario. The panel report provides six hard truths about transit that are designed to spur informed debate on the subject. …Read More
For the past year, if you’ve attended a White Flint-related event, you may have seen Amy Donin representing Friends of White Flint. She has been an integral part of our team and, as she moves on to a role with even deeper involvement in planning and land use, we’ll miss her.…Read More
As we’ve reported before, the US Postal Service is planning to leave White Flint Mall before it redevelops and they’re looking for a new site for our local post office. Options are limited, though, because many of the prime possibilities are also slated for redevelopment and, therefore, not ideal for the 5-year lease the USPS seeks. …Read More