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: November 2015

Bicycle Master Plan Community Advisory Group

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On Thursday, November 19, 2015 the Montgomery County Planning Board approved the 21-member Bicycle Master Plan Community Advisory Group, which will advise Planning Staff as the Master Plan develops. The group consists of 13 members from cycling and other organizations, and eight community members who applied to be part of the effort.

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At Paladar, they think it’s best to give and receive. You may have heard that for the remainder of the year, they’re rewarding your gift-giving choices by offering a $10 voucher to enjoy in January and February 2016 for every $50 you purchase in Paladar gift cards.

With Black Friday kicking off the holiday shopping season, they’re feeling extra generous and wanted spread some holiday cheer: From 11 a.m.

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County Will Move Forward With Rapid Transit without Transit Authority

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Ike Leggett announced that Montgomery County will move forward with planning, building, and operating one or two bus rapid transit corridors, despite his decision to at least temporarily ditch plans for an independent Transit Authority to build and operate the system.

In a press release, he said “Expanding our transit reach is critically important to creating 100,000 new jobs in White Oak, around Shady Grove, in White Flint and Wheaton.…

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Help Wanted — Are You the Right Person for This Job?

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The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee has a job opening for a Manager.  All the information is below:

Manager, White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee (“WFDAC”) seeks a highly talented candidate to serve as its part-time Manager. The WFDAC was established in 2012 to advise County departments on public services, coordinate community activities and promote business interests, and advise the County Council and County Executive on an urban district, all within the White Flint Sector Plan area.…

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It’s your last chance until spring!

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Pike Central Farmers Market

Last Pike Central Farm Market of the Season

Saturday, November 21 is the last day that Pike Central Farm Market will be open for the 2015 season.  The market will re-open in April 2016. Thank you for your patronage, it’s been a great year in Rockville! Their market vendors have everything you need to make your Thanksgiving meal complete – turkey, sides, desserts and everything in between.…

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Don’t forget — White Flint 2 Sector Plan Meeting Tomorrow Night

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Please join the Montgomery County Planning Department staff on Wednesday, November 18 for the fourth community meeting for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.  The focus of the meeting will be on transportation and connectivity.  Staff will present an overview of connectivity suggestions that were made by attendees at the last meeting on Oct.…

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Walkable Streets = Safe Streets

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Greater Greater Washington said in a piece last week, “downtown Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville are where it’s easiest to walk around in Montgomery County. They are also where drivers are least likely to kill someone on foot.”

A map of ten years of fatal traffic accidents from Metrocosm

A map of ten years of fatal traffic accidents in North Bethesda from Metrocosm

A new interactive map by Metrocosm clearly proves that pedestrian deaths center on high-speed suburban arteries, not the smart urban, walkable streets we want in the Pike District.  …

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Goodbye Church, Hello Townhouses

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Montrose Baptist Church on Randolph Road, which is part of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan area, will be be redeveloped into 130 town homes assuming Montgomery County approve its rezoning request. According to Bethesda Magazine, the Montrose Baptist Church’s rezoning case will go before the Montgomery County Planning Board next week and is set for a Dec.…

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Curious about What Happened at the Implementation and Downtown Advisory Committee Meetings?

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Here’s what you missed:
White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting November 9
  • Saul Centers Phase 1 went to DRC.  It’s fundamentally in good shape with a few issues to fix
  • Pike & Rose Phase II recently submitted Phase 2b amendments with small modifications, mostly concerning the streetscape.
  • There’s a White Flint 2 Sector Plan meeting November 18 at 6:30 pm concerning transportation.  
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