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: February 2016

Five Ways to Walkable

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Walkable — I probably use that word more than any other when describing the future of the White Flint area. (Bike-friendly, vibrant, and transit-oriented are next on the list of most used words to describe the Pike District, in case you were curious.)
But how does a community become walkable? Do you just build some pretty sidewalks and call it a day?  
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Pike & Rose and the Pike District Featured in Urban Land Magazine

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There was a terrific … and long … article about Pike & Rose and the Pike District in the recent issue of Urban Land Institute.  You can read it at the link below.

The article discusses Federal Realty’s planning process, the mix of retail/office/residential space, how Pike & Rose achieved its signature look through innovative architecture, and their target markets.…

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Last Chance to Thank the Fathers of the Pike District!

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Join us at Paladar, March 3 at 6:30 pm to honor the fathers of the Pike District, Barnaby Zall and Evan Goldman. We’ll serve light appetizers and a drink, but more importantly, we’ll take a moment to thank Barnaby and Evan for founding Friends of White Flint. The cost is just $25 per person for a memorable evening.  

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Welcome, Carluccio’s at Pike & Rose

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Bethesda Magazine reported that Carluccio’s, an Italian restaurant, café and market, had a soft opening this past weekend at Pike & Rose. It’s located on the first floor of the PerSei apartment building across from the project’s new parking garage. The restaurant and market is 4,600-square-foot-spot. Carluccio’s opens for breakfast at 7 am and  then changes to a menu of soups, salads, pasta, meat and fish.…

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Protected Bike Lanes Get People Cycling More

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In an article on StreetsBlog, cities making the most progress on protected bike lanes are seeing bicycling rates go up. Results indicate that a substantial share of people riding in the protected lane made bike trips because of the street redesign to add a cycle track.

Hopefully the planned bike lanes in the Pike District will have a similar effect!…

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Friends of White Flint Discussed Rockville Pike at Bisnow Event

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Friends of White Flint board member Brian Downie, Senior Vice President of Saul Centers and executive director Amy Ginsburg were part of the panel on the Future of Rockville Pike at the recent Bisnow conference, the Montgomery County State of the Market.

One of the hot topics of the conference was Marriott’s search for a new headquarters.…

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Thank and Honor the Fathers of the Pike District

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Join us at Paladar, March 3 at 6:30 pm to honor the fathers of the Pike District, Barnaby Zall and Evan Goldman. We’ll serve light appetizers and a drink, but more importantly, we’ll take a moment to thank Barnaby and Evan for founding Friends of White Flint. The cost is just $25 per person for a memorable evening.  

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Would this work in the Pike District?

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What do you think? Would polka dot curb extensions make walking safer and more attractive in the Pike District? They worked in Austin, and they aren’t there just for decoration, said Anna Martin, traffic engineer for the Austin Transportation Department. The are “designed to “give space back to the pedestrians.”

Instead of building out the curb with concrete, hey opted for a low-cost option using colorful inspiration from various parklet and pedestrian plaza projects in New York City and Los Angeles.…

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How Millennials are Changing Commuting

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Check out these charts to see how millennials are changing commuting — and why it is so important that the Pike District become walkable, bikeable, and transit-oriented.

  • In 2015, Millennials became the largest and most diverse generation in America.

  • Millennials will shape our workforce for decades to come, composing 75% of the workforce in 2025.

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Hines buys two properties in the Pike District

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North Bethesda I and II

Commercial Property Executive reported that real estate company Hines announced the acquisition of North Bethesda Place I & II from JBG Cos. The amount was undisclosed but Bisnow reports the purchase price was $54.6 million.

The two adjacent buildings, located just three blocks away from the White Flint Metro station on the Red Line, sit at 5515 Security Lane and 11400 Rockville Pike.

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