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 2018

Attend the Ribbon Cutting for White Flint BikeShare

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Montgomery County will hold a ribbon-cutting event next week to celebrate several new BikeShare stations in the Pike District. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the new BikeShare station located at White Flint Metro. (Specifically, they will be on the east side of 355, just north of Marinelli Road.)

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Curious about BRT on Route 355?

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Well, lucky for you, MCDOT has a whole website full of information all about Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355 just waiting for your eyeballs.

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RSVP to our Important District 1 Candidate Forum, April 12, 7pm, Bethesda North Conference Center

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Learn what the candidates think about issues important to the White Flint area so that you can be an educated voter in this critical election. Please RSVP to attend our District 1 Candidate Forum.  This important forum will be held Thursday, April 12, 7 pm, at the Bethesda North Conference Center. …

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North Bethesda Property Owner Plans “Heroic” Office Tower, Active Adult Housing Near Pike & Rose

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From Bethesda Beat

An initial proposal submitted earlier this month to the Montgomery County Planning Department by Guardian Realty LLC indicates the three new buildings would be arranged around an existing office building at 6000 Executive Blvd. The company owns the roughly 7-acre property and has its corporate offices in the seven-story building that currently stands on the site, just southwest of Pike & Rose.…

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Metro gets third and final ‘yes’ as Maryland commits to its full share of dedicated funding

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From The Washington Post

Maryland will give Metro its full share of $167 million a year in new, permanent funding, the governor and leaders of both legislative chambers said Thursday, putting the transit system on track to win a historic regional deal to support it.

Virginia and the District have committed to provide their share for a total of $500 million a year in the dedicated funding that Metro says it needs for capital investments to ensure safety and reliability.…

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Council Votes Yes to Ike Leggett’s Compromise on Montrose Parkway East Funding

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On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed to a compromise proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett that delays the start of construction of Montrose Parkway East for one year.

In a memo, Ike Leggett said that  the one-year delay from Leggett’s initial proposed construction schedule will allow Montrose Parkway to be redesigned to incorporate better pedestrian and bicycle facilities and connections.…

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Congrats on your official opening, Canopy by Hilton and 930 Rose!

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The modern and hip 177-room Canopy by Hilton opened last week.  Also, folks began to move into their gorgeous new condos at 930 Rose last week.

Canopy by Hilton and 930 Rose at Pike and Rose

A condo at 930 Rose

The just right room at Canopy By Hilton

 

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What you missed at this week’s WFDAC Meeting

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The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee met this week, and here’s what happened.

Corey Pitts, BRT Project Manager for Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation, gave a presentation on Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355.  (We’ll post his presentation as soon as we receive it.)

The executive committee met with County Executive Ike Leggett and said it was a positive meeting.…

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Come to the District One Candidates Forum Sponsored by FOWF

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Learn what the candidates for the District One County Council seat think about the White Flint area, smart growth, and other pertinent issues. Come to our Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7pm, at the Bethesda North Conference Center.

A big thank you to the Bethesda North Conference Center for donating the space.

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