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: March 2016

ULI PowerPoint Presentation on Branding and Identifying the White Flint/Pike District Area

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Here’s the presentation made by the Urban Land Instiute (ULI) yesterday about branding and identifying the White Flint/Pike District area.  ULI Presentation

You can read our summary and first take on the ULI suggestions on our weekly e-newsletter by clicking here.

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Bethesda Magazine also wrote a nice piece on the ULI presentation.…

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How do ride-sharing and bike-sharing affect transit?

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New urban mobility options — ride-hailing, car-sharing, and bicycle-sharing — are changing the way people get around cities.  In a new study, reported on The Transit Wire, researchers learned that these shared services complemented public transportation, reduced auto ownership, and lowered overall transportation costs.

The study had four key findings:

  • The more people use shared modes, the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars, and spend less on transportation overall.
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Urban Land Institute to provide recommendations on Pike District branding

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The Urban Land Institute, an urban planning nonprofit, will join the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee today to lead a Technical Assistance Program to discuss how to brand the developing area around the White Flint Metro station as the Pike District. The name Pike District was chosen by a group of developers, businesses and residents in 2014, but isn’t widely used by locals yet.…

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We’re not fans of Rockville’s plan to widen Route 355 to 252 feet

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As promised, here are the Friends of White Flint’s thoughts on the City of Rockville’s plan to widen Route 355 north of the city border to 252 feet wide. Essentially, the City of Rockville wants to transform a two-mile section of Route 355 into a 252-foot wide boulevard, with 12 car lanes, sidewalks, on-street parking, BRT, and multiple bikeways.

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It’s the Pike & Rose Pig Roast and Block Party!

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The Pike & Rose popular Pig Roast and Block Party is back!

Sunday, April 17th from noon-4pm Grand Park Ave at Pike & Rose

Free to attend*

Tickets available beginning March 29th at pikeandrose.com and on site the day of the event.

  • On site Pig roast*: Adults: $20/$25 at the door.

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Rockville Pike’s Neighborhood Plan from the City of Rockville

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Yeah, the City of Rockville is north of the White Flint area, but we’re joined in spirit and by Route 355 which is why I want to share the City’s recently-released plan for Route 355.  Here are some highlights (since I assume most of you don’t have time to read the 140 page report.) Essentially, the City of Rockville wants to transform a two-mile section of Route 355 into a 252-foot wide boulevard, with 12 car lanes, BRT, and bikeways.…

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What you missed at last night’s Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting

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The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting came to the Pike District last night, meeting at the Shriver Aquatic Center. It was an SRO crowd, but if you weren’t one of the folks in the room (after all, Dancing With The Stars premiered last night), here’s what you missed.

Councilmember Marc Elrich kicked off the meeting by talking about the county budget, BRT, and Westbard.…

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Bethesda Magazine is right — these are great neighborhoods.

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Look how many terrific Pike District/White Flint neighborhoods there are in Bethesda Magazine’s 30 Great Neighborhoods to Live In

GARRETT PARK

When businessman Henry Copp created Garrett Park in the 1880s, he envisioned a neighborhood of beautiful homes and stately trees. His dream came true in the form of maples intertwining over streets lined with gingerbread Victorians.…

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Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Comes to the Pike District

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The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board will meet Monday, March 21, 7-9pm at the Shriver Aquatics Center.

The agenda includes remarks by Councilmember Marc Elrich, presentation on White Flint 2 and Rock Spring with Planning Director Gwen Wright, and a roundtable with members of the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee.…

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COG, Area Governments Project More Than 1.5 Million Additional People, 1.1 Million Additional Jobs in D.C. Region by 2045

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I’m often asked how will we fill all the residential units and offices planned for the Pike District. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) just answered that question.

According to the most recent draft of forecasts jointly developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and area governments, the region will add more than 1.5 million people and 1.1 million jobs over the next 30 years.…

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