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: December 2014

MCDOT Acting Director Says There Is No More Room For New Roads In the County

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The acting director of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Al Roshdieh, announced that, “the local road network is essentially built out” and MCDOT’s focus will turn towards walkability strategies and creating other forms of transit in the county.

Roshdieh spoke about MCDOT’s approach in an interview published by the county last week.…

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Isiah Leggett Announces Agreement to Reduce Number of Lanes on Old Georgetown Road

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Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced Wednesday an agreement between the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) was reached to reduce the number of lanes on Old Georgetown Road to two-through lanes in each direction, with one shared left-turn lane at the new intersection of Hoya Street.…

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Parklet Pop-Up in Tysons, A Great Example for Pike District

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Tysons Corner, one of our neighboring urban areas, is on a similar path to redevelopment from an auto-centric “concrete jungle” to a walkable, green community. For now, many people are looking for short term uses of spaces throughout the region that could incorporate elements of “complete streets” and give current residents and office workers spaces to relax.…

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P.F. Chang’s Will Close in January

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A spokeswoman for P.F. Chang’s announced that P.F. Chang’s restaurant in White Flint Mall will close January 4th, 2015. Once P.F. Chang’s closes, Lord & Taylor will be the only store remaining in the mall.

Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies, owners of the White Flint Mall property, plan to redevelop the property into a mixed-use development.…

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Check Out the Opening Lineup at AMP by Strathmore

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AMP by Strathmore recently announced their upcoming opening lineup of concerts, starting on Sunday, March 8, 2015. AMP will be open for concerts and performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. And AMP will have event space available for rent the rest of the week, Sunday thru Wednesday.

You can find the list of performances and more information about the dates and prices here.

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Meet Amy Ginsburg, our new Executive Director

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It is with great pleasure that the board of Friends of White Flint announces the appointment of Amy Ginsburg as our new Executive Director. Amy, who has lived within two miles of White Flint for most of her life, possesses three decades of pragmatic experience in advocacy, nonprofit management, marketing, and fundraising.…

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Check Out North Bethesda Market’s Holiday Events This Saturday

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Looking for something to do this Saturday?

 

Check out North Bethesda Market’s December 13th holiday events! More information about these events is below:

 

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT “DESTINATION NORTH”

Tribute to All Things Frozen, Merry, and Bright at North Bethesda Market

 

North Bethesda Market hosts its second annual “Destination North” a day-long holiday celebration of all things frozen, merry, and bright, Saturday, December 13, 2014, on the Plaza. …

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Interactive Worldwide Map of Successful Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

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The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy created an interactive map that labels successful Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors worldwide. The ITDP created a BRT Standard that these programs must meet.

The ITDP uses elements to define BRT , which include a dedicated right-of-way, busway alignment, off-board fare collection, intersection treatments, and platform-level boarding.…

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