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

City Sports is closing because they filed for bankruptcy

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You’ve no doubt heard that City Sports at Pike & Rose is closing its doors. I feel it must be said that this is no indication of the vitality of the Pike District, the White Flint Sector Plan, or even Pike & Rose. City Sports is closing eight of its stores, including their Silver Spring store and Pike District store, because it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Many meaningful meetings (well, two meaningful meetings, but I like alliteration)

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There are two important upcoming meetings in which you might want to participate. If you want to have input into the creation of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan and learn more about the many upcoming transportation projects in the White Flint 1 sector, these are the meetings to attend. (Friends of White Flint will be there, of course, and we’ll advocate at the meetings and report via our blog what transpired at the meetings.)

  • A public meeting on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 7 9 p.m.

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October 14 White Flint 2 Sector Plan Meeting

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You are invited to the next White Flint 2 (WF2) Sector Plan community meeting, scheduled for Wednesday October 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Luxmanor Elementary School, 6201 Tilden Lane, Bethesda.

The meeting will begin with a staff presentation from Montgomery Planning and then break into small group work tables, where we will examine and discuss various plan elements including:  land use and density; connectivity; public facilities; and open spaces within theWF2 Sector Plan area.…

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We’ll miss you, Evan

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It is with great sadness that we announce that Evan Goldman, one of the godfathers of the White Flint sector plan, has left Federal Realty and the Friends of White Flint board.  Evan will now be working with Bethesda-based developer EYA.

In many ways, the Pike District exists because of Evan’s passion, vision, and perseverance.…

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What you missed at last night’s board/community meeting

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Here’s what you missed at last night’s fast-paced Friends of White Flint board and community meeting:
  • The minutes from the June meeting were approved.
  • Executive Director Amy Ginsburg thanked everyone for their membership dues and noted that FOWF is in a pretty good place financially due to everyone’s generosity.
  • Amy reminded everyone to participate in our #PickthePike social media campaign.
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Join the Fun with Why I #PickthePike

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Today we launch a fun social media campaign designed to showcase all the things we love about the Pike District/White Flint area. Help us show the world why we #PickthePike because without you, this campaign just won’t work.

It’s easy and fun to participate — and we’ll even randomly choose one Tweet, Facebook Post or Instagram each week through Thanksgiving to receive a gift card or other goodie from a Pike District merchant.…

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Upcoming meetings I hope you’ll attend

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It’s chilly, it’s rainy, the weekend weather looks bleak, and I’m tired, so this will be a short and sweet post today.
Don’t forget to come to our Board and Community Meeting Monday night, October 5, at 6:30 pm at AMP.  On the agenda:
  • Board of directors nominations
  • Continuation of last meeting’s discussion and vote on membership dues for 2016
  • Update on the #PickthePike campaign
  • Presentation on the Master Bicycle Network Plan
  • Other issues and concerns
Tuesday night is the meeting at Walter Johnson High School at 7:00 pm on the Master Bicycle Network Plan.
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