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: April 2014

AMP by Strathmore

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Just announced by Pike & Rose: AMP by Strathmore.  On a rooftop, enclosed in glass, White Flint is ready to welcome its very own music and entertaining venue.  With dining options from Neighborhood Restaurant Group and 2,800 square feet of space, including Juliet-style balconies, this is going to be a great addition to our community!  

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Realtor Outlook on Pike & Rose

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While we would have preferred he called us White Flint instead of North Bethesda, frequent BethesdaNow.com contributor Andrew Goodman, of Goodman Realtors, has offered his opinion on how Pike & Rose is going to impact the surrounding area.  Bottom line: “All in all, Pike & Rose will be great for the transforming area.

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Google Street View Now Shows Changes Over Time

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Google Maps has made it available for users to view archived Street View images. Angie Schmitt, from Streetsblog, pointed out that this capability “means it’s easier than ever to show what streets looked like before and after a redesign.” This strategy can help us view the White Flint District in a different light.…

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Envision the Confederates Marching Through White Flint

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Yesterday’s Washington Post had a fascinating reference to White Flint.  Offering a bit of local history, the Style section highlighted the Civil War’s Battle of Bethesda, a skirmish right in our backyard.  Confederate soldiers, led by General John MacCausland, marched south right through the open farmland we now know as White Flint on their way to meet Union soliders marching up through Friendship Heights.  …

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Watch out on Rockville Pike this Sunday

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This Sunday morning, April 27th, beware that Rockville Pike will be affected by the Pike’s Peek 10K race.  Running from Shady Grove Metro Station to its festival-like conclusion at White Flint Mall’s parking lot, the race is a county tradition.  But, it’s one that tends to disrupt traffic along and around Rockville Pike during the morning hours.  …

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2013 Montgomery County Transit Trends

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The Montgomery County Planning Department recently completed their Mobility Assessment Report. This report focuses on the county’s ability to reach its mobility goals by examining county residents’ use of driving, walking, cycling and transit. The last report was completed in 2011 and planners have used an “INRIX travel-time tracking as a traffic monitoring resource over the past two years.”

Here are some of the trends that can be found in this report:

Vehicle Miles

In the county, the number of miles traveled by car has stayed the same for the past few years.…

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Pike Central Farmers Market Opens This Saturday!

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We’re excited that White Flint’s own Pike Central Farmers Market opens for the season this Saturday!  Continuing every week until the late fall, you can find the market every Saturday from 9am-2pm in its temporary location at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard.  The market will return to its permanent location at Pike & Rose as the property is completed.  

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2014 Biking and Walking Benchmarking Report

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Alliance for Biking and Walking recently released their 2014 benchmarking report for biking and walking that includes data from 2011 and 2012. Angie Schmitt for Streetsblog USA has been writing a few various posts on the information coming from the report.

Here are some important facts from the report:

The number of people who bike and walk to work is growing gradually.…

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Rapid Transit Presentation in Bethesda On April 30th

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Communities for Transit, the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and Bethesda Green are sponsoring a public meeting on the Bus Rapid Transit system planned for Montgomery County on Wednesday, April 30th. The meeting will include a presentation and time for questions from the public. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at Bethesda Green, 4825 Cordell Avenue, #200 from 7:00-8:30 pm.…

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Ize’s Deli and Bagelry

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Recently, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Lee and Angie Greenberg, owners of Ize’s Deli and Bagelry for a friendly conversation. Ize’s joined Friends of White Flint last summer as a local White Flint business owner member. We were happy to finally meet them both.

Ize’s Deli and Bagelry has long-standing history here in the White Flint district.…

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