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: March 2014

South Miami Suburb Revitalization

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South Miami, needed a change and a facelift. It is a suburb of Miami that was once a desirable place full of stores and busy streets. Now, these stores are empty and the streets look like parking lots with wide lanes.  The suburb has lost its appeal.  So, the firm Dover, Kohl & Partners decided to give South Miami its much needed makeover, creating the “Hometown” 20-year plan.

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White Flint’s Recreation Center

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The redevelopment of Wall Park is an exciting component of the Sector Plan – it’s where the Parks department hopes to replace the existing surface parking lot for Shriver Aquatic Center with an open, flexible green space. A parking garage is proposed for the north side of the building to accommodate cars.

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What’s Important to our Members?

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In our last weekly email, we asked members to share what’s important to them in the redevelopment of White Flint and, therefore, where FoWF should aim its focus.  We were thrilled by the response!  Here are some of the points raised:

  • We should keep bicycle access and safety at front of mind. 
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White Flint Mall logs another win to proceed

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We’ve kept you updated on the proceedings between Lord & Taylor and White Flint Mall in the former’s attempt to halt the property’s redevelopment.  Recently, we learned that Dave & Busters has also sued the mall to avoid having to move.

Today, Washington Business Journal reports that the US District Court for our area has ruled in favor of the Mall in this latest lawsuit.  …

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New Website Feature: Development Map

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When we’re out in the community and speaking with members, there are some questions we’re asked more than others.  At the top of the list is “where’s the one spot we can visit to get a visual on what’s happening in White Flint?”  Until now, there hasn’t been one.

But, we’re very excited to have made some progress in this area.  

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Enter the Visit Montgomery Photo Contest

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The Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County is hosting a fun photo contest – we’d like to see White Flint represented!   Asking us to “be a tourist in our own town,” the contest is looking to showcase everything our county has to offer for residents and visitors alike!

With prizes awarded for first, second and third place – and the grand prize entry being featured on the cover of the next Spring Visitors Guide – it’s time to dust off those cameras and use the next week wisely!

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Paladar Latin Kitchen Launches New Menu

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While we’re all still daydreaming about warmer weather and dining on a sidewalk patio, Paladar Latin Kitchen is getting ready by launching their Spring/Summer menu. One new feature is their Family Style section, which includes classic favorites like Slow Roasted Mojo Pork and Veracruz Seafood Stew. Check out the whole new menu by clicking here.

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La Madeleine’s New Home will be PerSei

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Many Friends were excited to learn that La Madeleine’s closure is short-term.  Yesterday, BethesdaNow.com reported some additional details on when we’ll see this neighborhood favorite return, and what we can expect when it does.  PerSei is the mid-rise residential building nearing completion at Pike & Rose.  Scheduled to open this fall, the mixed-use building will have apartment units in the upper floors and restaurants and residential in the lower – including, we’ve learned, La Madeleine.

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Another Step Forward for the Mall

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White Flint Mall redevelopment took yet another step forward earlier this week.  In the Mall’s ongoing dispute with Lord & Taylor, a federal appellate court ruled Monday that redevelopment need not be delayed while the rest of the lawsuit proceeds.  We have shared, over the last several months, the rulings that led to this one.

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U.S. Public Transit Ridership Hits 57-Year Peak

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According to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), 2013 had the largest number of users of American public transit systems in the last 57 years. 10.7 billion Americans road trains, subways, light rail, and buses last year.

APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy commented on the figures presented from the report, saying “access to public transportation matters.…

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