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: May 2019

VOB-Grand Park Sketch Plan and Preliminary Plans went before Planning Board yesterday.

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Yesterday, the VOB-Grand Park development on Old Georgetown Road went before the Planning Board with their request to transform the existing car dealership, bank, retail building and associated surface parking lots currently on Old Georgetown into a mixed-use development with a maximum of 1,051,012 square feet of development, including up to 110,169 square feet of non-residential uses and up to 940,843 square feet of residential uses. …

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Yes, you can build your way to affordable housing.

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A lengthy but informative article shows how many other cities utilized diverse strategies to make housing affordable. While any one particular strategy may not work for Montgomery County, combining the best of these strategies may help make housing affordable in our beloved county. I’ve quoted a few paragraphs below that summarize the article, but you can read the entire piece here.

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Commonwealth Indian Opens in North Bethesda With Bottomless Champagne Brunch

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From Washingtonian Magazine

Enter Commonwealth Indian, now open in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose complex. The 100-seat restaurant is helmed by chef Sunil Bastola, proprietor of Bollywood Bistro in Fairfax and Great Falls.

Bastola was born in a Nepalese city bordering northern India, and his menu focuses on the Indian subcontinent’s northern region.…

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Fogo de Chão Sets Opening Date for North Bethesda Location

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From Bethesda Beat

The Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão open its newest  restaurant at Pike & Rose on June 24. The restaurant chain has more than 50 locations worldwide, including three other locations in the Washington region.

The North Bethesda Fogo de Chão will be at 11600 Old Georgetown Road across the street from Del Frisco’s Grille.…

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Q&A Interview with GKA a creative agency

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Recently, Friends of White Flint Executive Director Amy Ginsburg had an opportunity to interview a new member of Friends of Pike District, GKA a creative agency, a full-service marketing agency that has been in business for 30+ years. Friends of White Flint was eager to hear “their secret sauce” and share it with our members.…

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Perfect weather for a perfect Bike to Work pitstop in the Pike District

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Executive Director Amy Ginsburg open for business at Bike to Work Day
Traci McPhail (L) and Peggy Schwartz from the North Bethesda Transportation Center are all smiles on Bike to Work Day
Councilmember Andrew Friedson (L) talks with the oldest Bike to Work participant (R)
Councilmember Andrew Friedson brags that the White Flint/Pike District area had the county’s first separated bike lane.
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Great news! Council votes to fund second White Flint metro entrance and votes against Ride On service cuts!

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Thanks to the County Council for voting for funding the second White Flint metro entrance! This is wonderful news as it will allow us to have $2.9 million in funding ready to go for design of this project once we get the Concept Study back from WMATA this fall. Friends of White Flint advocated hard for this funding.…

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RCA Music Fest 2019 Saturday, May 18

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Come and support our neighborhood talent, from young to old, at our new outdoor festival space- The Civic Green at Randolph Hills Shopping Center: 4916 Boiling Brook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852

RCA Music Fest
Sunday, May 18, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

No cover, just celebrating our neighborhood spirit. All we need is you, our neighbors and friends to come out and show your love.…

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