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: June 2017

FoWF receives its very first grant!

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Thanks to FoWF board member Lindsay McGarity, Friends of White Flint has been awarded our very first grant! Her company, Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations, is giving FoWF $2,000 for its Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign.…

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An invitation from LCOR to learn about its newest project

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Site Plan Application Invitation to the Pre Filing Community Meeting
To be Held at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda, MD 20852 on
Monday, July 10, 2017, at 7PM

Dear Neighbor:

Please join us on Monday, July 10, 2017, at 7PM, at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda, MD 20852.…

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What happened at last week’s White Flint 2 Work Session at the Planning Board

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We’re so close to the finish line, folks. There’s probably only one more White Flint 2 work session which will be held on July 13th and will feature the complete mark up of the original draft White Flint 2 plan.

At last week’s work session, Nkosi Yearwood presented some of the mark up, summarizing the changes the board had approved during this six month process.…

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Curious about what’s coming where Timpanos used to be?

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From the Store Reporter

A new group of fast-casual restaurants is heading to Montrose Crossing, filling the now-empty space where TImpanos was recently torn down. On the way so far: Five Guys, Cava Grill, Pieology and a Philly-based stir-fry concept called Honeygrow. All are expected to open this winter.

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Introducing 909 Rose, Pike & Rose’s Next Office Building

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From Bethesda Beat

Rendering of plans for an 11-story office building at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda.

Rendering of plans for an 11-story office building at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. VIA FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST

The developer of Pike & Rose has released the first glimpse of an 11-story office building that will claim a space in the burgeoning North Bethesda neighborhood.

Tenant construction on 909 Rose, which will stand at the corner of Rockville Pike and Rose Avenue, could get started in fall of 2019, and the first occupants could move in early the following year, according to a press release from developer Federal Realty Investment Trust.

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Put these fun future events on your calendar

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June 21, 6pm — Summer Solstice Progressive Dinner, Pike & Rose. The evening starts with seasonal cocktails from Summer House and inspired appetizers from Carluccio’s. Then, guests will check their menu cards for where to retrieve their second, third and fourth courses, taking them on a tour of neighborhood restaurants.

Every Friday and Saturday, 5pm — Live After Five, North Bethesda Market. 

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Report: More Than Half of County’s Renters Are Saddled With Excessive Housing Costs

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From Bethesda Beat

More than half of Montgomery County renters are paying too much for housing, with costs often gobbling up more than 50 percent of their annual incomes, a new study found.

The report slated for delivery to Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday also showed that the county is suffering from a shortage of 20,000 affordable rental units.…

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Here’s what the WFDAC discussed at its June meeting

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Ken Hartman reported that crews are maintaining the flower and landscaping in the medians, and weekend crews are picking up trash and cleaning up the area

Peggy Schwartz reported that 246 people registered for Bike to Work Day, a record number. The final Safe Track surge takes place June 17 to 25 and will close the Shady Grove, Rockville, and Twinbrook metro stations.…

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What was discussed and decided at last week’s White Flint 2 Work Session at the Planning Board.

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The June 8th White Flint 2 work session was a short meeting (relatively speaking) but a productive one.  Nkosi Yearwood was unable to complete his presentation, so look for a part-two for this work session in the near future.

First, Chair Casey Anderson invited various developers, lawyers, and community members to speak.…

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Wouldn’t these artsy crosswalks be perfect for the Pike District?

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How can we make it safer for pedestrians, brand the Pike District, and beautify our neighborhood with  inexpensive paint, some creativity, and a bit of flexibility from MCDOT and SHA? With eye-catching crosswalks like these. It’s easy, it’s cheap, and it’s wonderful. I  can’t imagine any reason why we wouldn’t we do this.…

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