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: February 2018

FOWF’s Official Position on Possible Delay of Montrose Parkway Funding

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Montrose Parkway East is important to long-term transportation connectivity to the White Flint area. Should the County Council choose to delay funding of this road, Friends of White Flint recommends the Council ensure Montrose Parkway East CIP funds serve their original purpose — improving transportation in the White Flint area.

We strongly urge the Council to use the Montrose Parkway funding to advance the White Flint sector plan by funding essential transportation projects including the revitalization of Rockville Pike, the eastern workaround, and the second metro entrance.

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FRIT explores how to build a second metro entrance cheaper and faster

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In an effort to advance building a second entrance at White Flint metro, Federal Realty Investment Trust retained the engineering firm AECOM and worked with WMATA to develop a simpler, less expensive approach to the project. The next step towards implementation is the development of a more detailed design and cost estimate. …

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No more Montrose Parkway East?

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MetroNow Adds New Members as Legislative Momentum Builds for Metro Funding and Reform

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As legislative sessions gain speed in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. with Metro reform taking center stage, MetroNow, a coalition committed to immediate action achieving long-term dedicated funding and reform for Metro system, welcomed new members from across the business, nonprofit, and advocacy sectors.

MetroNow’s growing coalition reaffirmed its commitment to bring diverse voices from across the region together with Virginia, Maryland, and District leaders in order to secure the legislative victories that will create a safer, stronger, and fiscally-sound Metro. …

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Placemaking’s power to build healthier, happier communities

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From an interesting report called The Case for Healthy Places:
From obesity and chronic disease to depression, social isolation, or increased exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants, communities around the world face pressing health challenges that are far different than those we’ve experienced in the past. Along with unprecedented rates of chronic disease, which affect half of all American adults and include conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 Diabetes, and certain types of cancer, Americans are also facing tremendous mental health challenges today.…
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One more time — write your state legislators to support dedicated, bondable funding for Metro

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Our region’s subway system is only major transit system in the nation without a dedicated source of funding. For over 40 years, this lack of permanent funds has meant that to keep going, the system has had to constantly and repeatedly secure monies from Maryland, Virginia and DC, as well as the federal government.…

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Urge Maryland to Provide Dedicated Metro Funding. (Show Metro some good love on Valentine’s Day.)

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Join a rising swell of supporters who are taking action to make sure we put our Metro system on a positive and sustainable path forward. Metro is the second busiest transit system in the country and the only major system without a dedicated funding source.

Maryland’s elected officials have the opportunity to change this and to make long-term dedicated funding for Metro a reality.

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Updated Development Map from the Implementation Committee

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At last night’s White Flint Implementation Committee, Nkosi Yearwood reviewed the current approved development in White Flint.

Pike and Rose:  Finishing Phase 2. New office building going before the Planning Board in April.

North Bethesda Market Two: Approved for some time for development, no word from JBG Smith when development might begin.…

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Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing February 15

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On January 25, 2018, the Planning Board conducted a public hearing on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft and received testimony from more than 270 people.
The next step is for the Planning Board to review the testimony they received and to consider changes in the plan based on those comments.
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