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 2017

Our letter in support of MC 12-17 which alters approval requirements to create a BID

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March 6, 2017

Dear Senator King and Delegate Robinson:

The Friends of White Flint is a nonprofit organization composed of nearly 2,000 residents, businesses, and property owners working together to transform the White Flint area into a vibrant, walkable, smart growth community. You can learn more about us at www.whiteflint.org.

We are writing to express our support for MC 12-17 to alter the approval requirements to create and expand a Business Improvement District (BID) in Montgomery County.…

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What happened at last week’s genuinely interesting White Flint 2 Work Session

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The Planning Board discussed the Parklawn District and Randolph Hills part of White Flint 2 on March 9th.  And the Planning Board had quite a bit to say about the staff’s draft plan. (View the staff presentation.) Read on for some wonderful news about the CSX pedestrian crossing and other favorable news.…

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Gables Presents Minor Changes to the Planning Board

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Last September, Gables presented to the White Flint Implementation Committee a series of  minor changes they were making to their design since some things didn’t translate well from conception to design. Yesterday, the Planning Board reviewed those changes. You can read the staff report at  Gables White Flint Limited Site Plan Amendment No.

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Upcoming White Flint Meetings

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The next White Flint 2 Worksession  will be tomorrow, March 9 in the afternoon.  They will be covering land use and zoning issues for the east side of the plan area. Read the staff document for this worksession to educate yourself on the issues.

The White Flint Implementation Committee will meet on Monday, March 13, 7 p.m., at Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center.…

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Metro’s revised budget restores some service!

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Metro listened to all of us! Your emails and surveys were effective, and our advocacy worked! (Not perfectly, but pretty darn well.)

  • Rail service proposal would only reduce frequency in peak travel periods, such that trains would operate about every 8 minutes on all lines.

  • Off-peak rail service reductions originally proposed would not be implemented.

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Why the Death of the ‘Burbs is Great for the Pike District

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The suburbs as we’ve known them ever since Lucy and Ricky moved to the country are dying. And that means great success for the Pike District.

You don’t need to a Ph.D in economics to know that our reliance on e-commerce has resulted in the closing a wide variety  of bricks and mortar stores.…

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Topping off Canopy by Hilton

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This week, PM Hotel Group, a national hotel management company, and The Buccini/Pollin Group, a privately-held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company hosted a celebratory topping off ceremony for the nation’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel, the 177-room Canopy by Hilton at Pike and Rose. The hotel should be completed early next year.…

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Appeals Court Upholds Verdict in Favor of Lord & Taylor in White Flint Mall Case

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From Bethesda Beat

The Lord & Taylor store at the White Flint Mall site

The Lord & Taylor store at the White Flint Mall site

The owners of White Flint Mall have lost their appeal in a long-running court case against Lord & Taylor.

In an opinion published Tuesday, three judges of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a federal district court jury’s $31 million August 2015 verdict in favor of Lord & Taylor.…

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