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: May 2014

North Bethesda Gateway Public Meeting

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ProMark Real Estate Services LLC invites the public to attend a meeting on the Preliminary Plan and Site Plan for North Bethesda Gateway – East Village.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 28th at 7pm in the lobby of the building slated for redevelopment – 5516 Nicholson Lane.  Learn more about what we’ve heard on this project so far by clicking here.…

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Updates from May White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting

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Nkosi Yearwood began the committee meeting by discussing updates on the various development projects:

  • Saul Centers’ White Flint sketch plan was approved April 17th by the Planning board.
  • North Bethesda Gateway development is moving forward after the sketch plan was amended last year. The preliminary site plan was amended 3 weeks ago and will be coming to the Planning Board in the near future.
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The Need for Affordable Living

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Often when people are looking for affordability, they look at mortgage or rent payments but perhaps housing costs are not the only aspect we need to focus on when trying to lower the costs of living.

Dan Zack, for Better Cities and Towns, discusses the “need to make affordable options available in other aspects of people’s lives, which can offset high rent.” This idea is something to consider when new developments are coming to our area, like in the White Flint district.…

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Bike to Work this Friday!

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Metro DC’s Bike to Work Day is this Friday morning and it’s promising to be a great day, with lots of fun and prizes.  With over 79 pit stops throughout our region, there are lots of places for commuters to celebrate bicycling as the fun, healthy way to get to work!  

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White Flint Meetings Next Week

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White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee

When: Monday, May 12th at 7:00 pm

Where: Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center Multi-Purpose Room

The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee is a body appointed by the Planning Board in 2010 to:

  • Review assumptions made regarding traffic, including transit use and parking
  • Monitor plan recommendations
  • Identify new projects for the amenity fund
  • Monitor the county Capital Improvement Program and Growth Policy
  • Recommend action by the Planning Board and County Council 

The agenda for this meeting includes updates on current development activity, a report from the White Flint Downtown Committee on the Tiger Grant and other items, and a report from WF Implementation Coordinator on the CIP budget and other items.…

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New Transit Oriented Development Bill Introduced to the Senate

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On Friday May 2nd, Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Kirsten Milibrand (D-NY), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced a bill that “would support community development that integrates housing, amenities and commercial development into walkable neighborhoods located near quality public transportation.” The bill, the Transit-Oriented Development Infrastructure Financing Act (S. 2275), will allow the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program to provide loans and various other forms of guarantees to public projects for those neighborhoods near public transportation.…

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Why MoCo Needs Bus Rapid Transit

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As most of us are aware, the Greater Washington, D.C. area is known for having some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. Montgomery County, however, is taking action to change this pattern of traffic in the D.C. area. As we have discussed in many past posts, MoCo is bringing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program to the county.…

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