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: October 2015

What makes a community vibrant?

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Vibrant — it’s such an appealing word. We all want to live in neighborhoods that are vibrant — lively, stimulating, and friendly.

Vibrant centers attract educated millennials and empty nesters—as well as the economic activity they support. Office tenants prefer vibrant suburban centers to typical suburban office parks, and vibrant suburban centers command higher rents, lower vacancy rates, and greater absorption.…

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Whether lattes or lane size, skinny is better

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Ten feet lanes, rather than 12 feet lanes are safer and have no effect on traffic flow. Ten foot lanes are an important part of the Pike District’s transformation, especially as we work to add separated bike lanes without changing the overall widths of roads.

According to a recent study, roads with the widest lanes—12 feet or wider—were associated with greater crash rates and higher impact speeds.…

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Share why you #PickthePike

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Why did you choose the Pike District/White Flint area? The many restaurants? The gyms to burn off the calories from all those delicious meals? The diverse stores full of unique and useful goods? The ability to walk to metro? The gorgeous apartments, townhouses, and houses? The fun parks and excellent schools?…

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Apply to Serve on the Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Group

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The Bicycle Master Plan team is seeking people interested in serving on the Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Group.

This group will consist of approximately 20 members and will meet approximately once a month over the next year and a half to provide advice to Planning Department staff as they develop a working draft of the master plan.…

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What you missed at the White Flint 2 October 14th Meeting

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Dozens of people gave their priorities to the Montgomery Planning Department at the October 14 White Flint 2 Meeting at Luxmanor Elementary.
After an introduction and welcome by Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson, Planning Board staff gave an overview of White Flint 2. (You can view their informative PowerPoint here.)  Here are a couple of interesting tidbits:
  • The largest age group in White Flint 2 are people aged 25 to 34 with the second largest group are folks over age 55.
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PIKETOBERFEST 2015

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Sunday, October 25 • FREE to attend

  • Celebrate with Pike & Rose’s first official Beer Garden Pop-Up, hosted by Birch & Barley and ChurchKey*
  • Live music sponsored by AMP by Strathmore: Mike Surratt and the Continentals & Erin and the Wildfire 
  • Enjoy tastings and other giveaways from your favorite Pike & Rose restaurants including &pizza, City Perch, Del Frisco’s, La Madeleine, ShopHouse, Stella Barra, Summer House and Tutti Frutti
  • Sidewalk Sales and special offers from AMP, Francesca’s, Gap, Lucky Brand, PR at Partners, Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom, Sport & Health, Visionworks, Yogaso and more!
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Potential relief for overcrowded White Flint area schools

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Welcome news for Walter Johnston cluster schools, which are universally overcrowded, from MCPS interim superintendent Larry Bowers.

The Walter Johnson Cluster has experienced large enrollment increases during the past eight years, primarily driven by the sale of homes to younger families. Also, new development in the cluster has played a role, although by a significantly smaller amount than demographic changes in existing communities.

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