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: June 2014

Learning from Arlington’s Example

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As I’ve noted many times, one of the beauties of White Flint planning is that we’re not really inventing many wheels with what’s being implemented.  The ideas coming to White Flint have examples bearing success in other parts of the country and world.  A nearby example is right in Arlington, one of the region’s leaders in transit-oriented development.…

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Getting Out of Your Car Will Lengthen Your Life

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There are many reasons we believe that the redevelopment of White Flint is an important step toward a healthier and more sustainable future.  Just one of those is the promise of being able to shorten our commutes.  Whether White Flint residents will live within walking distance to their work or to transit, studies continue to confirm that sitting in our cars during long commutes shortens our lives.  …

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Learning the Lingo & Etiquette of Bicycling

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In our endeavor to create a place where residents and visitors alike feel safe getting out of their cars, we’ve been looking at what barriers still need to be overcome.  For many of us, there’s just a plain ol’ apprehension about using a bicycle to navigate our surroundings.  One Friend has suggested that we put together a symposium with biking experts who can give us some real-world training on the rules and etiquette of the bike lane.  

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White Flint Helps Boost Region’s Walkability Rating

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A recent study has looked at 558 walkable urban places within the 30 largest metropolitan areas in the United States and has found that the Washington region is at the top of the list!  Rankings were determined by looking at how many of these walkable urban places were located within each metropolitan area, as well as how many retail and offices spaces were concentrated within.  …

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Chickens & Eggs, but with pedestrians

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One of the more frustrating elements of White Flint planning recently has been transportation planners’ proposal for renovating Old Georgetown Road, particularly as it approaches Rockville Pike.  The original proposal was that the road should, essentially, be rebuilt twice.  The first would get us halfway to a more pedestrian- and bicycling-friendly experience.  

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World Cup Specials at Paladar Latin Kitchen

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Do you have World Cup Fever? Need a local place to check out the matches? Come down to Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar. They are offering meal and drink specials until July 13th.

Check out there specials below from our Friends at Paladar!

World Cup Specials

Guac: Grilled Corn & Queso Fresco, 5.95

Fresh avocado smashed with grilled corn, queso fresco, topped with cayenne pepper and served with Paladar’s housemade chip blend.

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Something Unique at the Farmers Market

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The Pike Central Farmers Market will offer some unique entertainment tomorrow morning.  From 9:30am – 12:30pm, come out to enjoy the music of jazz singer (and Friend of White Flint) Christiana Drapkin as her alter-ego “Organ Grinder Lola.”

From OrganGrinderLola.com:

Organ Grinder Lola brings her beautiful hand-crafted German street organ, Scharmanka, to another Saturday morning at this popular farmers market.

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Get to Know Gables White Flint

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The mixed-use project proposed by Gables Residential is highly anticipated by White Flinters because of the promise that surrounds it.  If you’ve been to one of my talks or programs*, you’ve seen my demonstration of how a public/private partnership will result at once in the improvement of our street grid, creation of a huge public park and the build-out of a residential community with restaurant and retail mixed right in.  

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Rockville Rapid Transit Open House

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Come learn more about the Rapid Transit system proposed for Montgomery County and, specifically, to run along the MD-355 corridor!RockvilleInvite

When: Wednesday June 25, 2014 from 6:30pm- 8:00 pm

Where: Rockville Public Library; 21 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850

What: Communities for Transit and Coalition for Smarter Growth are sponsoring a open house on the rapid transit system coming to Montgomery County.…

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Minutes from the May 29, 2014, FoWF Meeting

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** Below are the draft minutes from our May 29, 2014, business meeting.  The minutes will remain in draft form until they are voted upon at our next quarterly meeting.  In the meantime, please send any edits/corrections to info@WhiteFlint.org**

Friends of White Flint

2014 Annual Meeting

May 29, 2014, 6:30pm

Federal Realty Investment Trust Headquarters

The Friends of White Flint (FOWF) annual meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

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