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: May 2016

Tell MCPS What You Think About the Options for Alleviating Overcrowded WJ Cluster Schools

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This past spring, Montgomery County Public Schools conducted a roundtable community process for the Walter Johnson cluster. The process included PTA representatives from the cluster who explored approaches to address overcrowded elementary, middle, and high schools. MCPS wants community members to share input on the suggestions made by the Roundtable. According to MCPS projections, Walter Johnson,will be overcrowded by more than 500 students in 5 years.…

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Will it be the tallest building in MoCo?

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In case you missed this in yesterday’s weekly e-newsletter (and if you don’t want to miss our weekly informative e-blast, you can sign up at www.whiteflint.org) here’s the skinny on Saul Centers West.

Yippee and yahoo!! Saul Centers West will take the final step of the Planning Board approval process at the Planning Board’s June 2 meeting.…

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Would Quick-Build Bike Lanes Work for the Pike District?

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Many cities have embraced quickly deployed, temporary, community-driven projects to define bike lanes. According to an article in Wired, the idea is to come in, lay down some paint, and see how cyclists and motorists react. It’s call the “quick-build” method.

How about we grab some paint to outline bike lanes (less than a hundred bucks a bucket), install plastic bollards to protect cyclists (about $150 a pop), and planters (roughly $1,000 each) to separate them from traffic and join the other cities that have embraced the quick-build?…

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White Flint 2 Meeting June 6

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The next White Flint 2 planning meeting, in collaboration with the Rock Spring Master Plan, will take place on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Luxmanor Elementary School, 6201 Tilden Lane, 7-9 p.m. This meeting will focus on schools, including results from the Walter Johnson School Cluster roundtable discussions. Staff from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will attend this meeting.…

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Welcome to the neighborhood, Abt Associates

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Abt Associates recently signed a full-building lease for 6130 Executive Blvd., a 155,000-square-foot building the National Cancer Institute vacated in fall 2013. Abt Associates is a consulting practice focusing on climate change, education, agriculture, health, income, food secrity, and the environment. Abt Associates has had an office at 4550 Montgomery Ave.…

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Testifying Against Widening Route 355 at the City of Rockville

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Last night Sigurd Neubauer, Friends of White Flint board member, testified at the City of Rockville Hearing on the possible widening of Route 355 to 252 feet.  His testimony, and a couple of lovely photos that show he’s working to pass the advocacy torch on to the next generation, are below.…

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Preliminary Ideas for White Flint 2 from the Planning Department

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At the May 16th White Flint 2 Sector Plan Meeting, the planning department presented alternative scenarios for the White Flint 2 area and their potential impacts on traffic and schools. Please note that these are preliminary scenarios from the planning department, but they are important first drafts that you should take a look at, ponder, and comment on.…

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930 Rose — Sophisticated Condos at Pike and Rose

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900 … yes 900 … people RSVP’d to the grand opening party at City Perch for the opening of 930 Rose, a boutique collection of condominiums at Pike & Rose above to-be-built Canopy hotel, a new global lifestyle brand by Hilton Worldwide. 

The residences, which range from 600 to more than 2,400 square feet, feature walls of windows, expansive floorplans, recessed downlights, balconies and terraces.

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The Pike District (and our executive director) Featured in Washingtonian Magazine

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Why, yes, it is kind of cool to wake up and find executive director Amy Ginsburg and Friends of White Flint quoted in Washingtonian Magazine.

“Stable doesn’t mean stagnant. Just look at what’s happening in some of Montgomery County’s most family-friendly communities. Take Zip code 20852, between Bethesda and Rockville proper, where the median home price was $397,850 last year and, on average, has fluctuated less than 1 percent over the past decade.…

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