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: September 2016

North Bethesda? Pike District? White Flint? Rockville?

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No matter what you call it, it’s marvelous to live and work here.

From Bethesda Beat: Since You Asked: Where Exactly Is North Bethesda? Despite some debate, the area’s boundaries have long been defined

—A reader in Bethesda

Many Montgomery County residents dispute whether North Bethesda is a defined place.…

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This and That

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We’re cancelling the Pike District Pedestrian Campaign petition signature canvassing scheduled for Thursday due to the biblical rain and flooding Capital Weather Gang is predicting.  We’re re-scheduling for Thursday, October 6th. Please volunteer for either a before work, after work, or lunchtime shift by emailing info@whiteflint.org.

That:

Apply for membership to the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee. …

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Next Stage of our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign — Volunteers Needed

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As you know, we kicked off our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign last week. It’s getting some traction with coverage in Bethesda Beat and a blog post on Greater Greater Washington. There’s been a few posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and my 22-year-old son even told me  our signs are being shared on Snapchat.…

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Arlington is Doing This; Should We Do This in the Pike District?

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byARLnow.com — September 13, 2016 at 11:15

Pedestrian-only street in Boston, as seen in a County Board reportThe Arlington County Board is expected to take up a change to the county’s Master Transportation Plan (MTP) that would allow pedestrian-only streets.

The Board is set to consider a request to advertise hearings on the change at a meeting later this month, according to a draft proposal.

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Fun-Filled Fall Fest is Just Two-Weeks Away!

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Mark your calendar and grab your friends and family. Fall Fest is October 8th from noon to 2:00 pm! We’re closing Marinelli Road in front of the Bethesda North Marriott and featuring not only music by The Nighthawks but also a variety of food trucks and kids activities. County Executive Ike Leggett will be on hand to cut the ribbon that officially opens the Pike District, too.
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Where we are today on BRT in Montgomery County

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Curious about what’s up with Bus Rapid Transit here in MoCo? Coatition for Smarter Growth wrote an excellent summary which I’m reposting here. (No doubt you’ll notice that almost all of the BRT news concerns Route 29 rapid transit, not Route 355.)

Plans for BRT have taken a few twists and turns over the last five years.

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Exciting Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launched!

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Last night, volunteers from Coalition for Smarter Growth and Friends of White Flint (along with your intrepid FoWF executive director) launched the exciting Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign by hanging dozens of signs with safety tips and ways to get involved all around the Pike District.

Walkable may be one of the most over-used adjectives in the new urbanism realm, but that does not diminish its significance.  …

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Important Community Meeting Tonight!

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We hope you will join us tonight at our Community Meeting!!

September 19, 2016   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Bethesda North Conference Center, Brookside Room

6:30     Welcome (Amy Ginsburg)

6:35     Approval of minutes from July Board Meeting (Howard Feldman/Amy Ginsburg)

6:40     Treasurer’s Report (Eric Grosse)

6:45     Fall Fest (Francine Waters) and Piketoberfest (Jay Corbalis)

6:50     Presentation by Nkosi Yearwood, Planner at Montgomery Planning Department, on White Flint 2 Preliminary Recommendations

7:05     Questions and comments on the White Flint 2 Preliminary Recommendations

7:20     Presentation by Walter Johnson Cluster Representatives on the Walter Johnson Roundtable Options

7:35     Questions and comments on the Walter Johnson Roundtable Options

7:50     Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign (Amy Ginsburg)

8:00     Brief Property Owner Updates (Property Owners)

8:20     Other Business

8:25     Would your HOA, condo association, or club like someone from Friends of White Flint to speak at one of your meetings about the transformation of our community?…

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Mark Your Calendar for Piketoberfest, October 8, Right After Fall Fest

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PIKETOBERFEST

Saturday, October 8th, 1-4pm      Pike & Rose    Free to Attend

  • Craft Beer tent by Owen’s Ordinary 
  • Come out for lawn games and kids activities, including a hay bale maze, face painter, giveaways and roving entertainment
  • Live music sponsored by AMP by Strathmore
  • Special Occasions Band & Bobby Thompson and Revelator Hill
  • Food for sale and sampling by Carluccio’s, City Perch, Del Frisco’s Grille, Summer House, Stella Barra and Roti
  • Sidewalk Sales and special offers from Gap and Gap Kids, Francesca’s, Lucky Brand, Nike, Season’s Taproom and Yogaso Boutique

Meet and mingle with our other neighborhood partners, including iPic Theaters, Nava Health, Sport & Health, PR at Partners, Pallas and PerSei Apartments 

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What You Missed at This Week’s White Implementation and Downtown Advisory Committee Meetings

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14 hours, two meetings. Yes, FoWF Executive Director Amy Ginsburg attended both Monday night’s White Flint Implementation Meeting and Tuesday morning’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting so she could let you know what happened at each.

First, the White Flint Implementation Meeting.

Nkosi Yearwood of the Montgomery Planning Department reported:

East Village North Bethesda Gateway project was approved by the Planning Board this past Thursday.…

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