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


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Western Workaround construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning February 24

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The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 under the previous contract as Phase 1B continues. The work is scheduled to finish end of winter, 2019 and will take place alongside the work designated as Phase 2. Phase 1B work includes temporary daily lane closures on Executive Boulevard between Marinelli and Old Georgetown Roads at the following locations:

  • Verizon telecommunications infrastructure construction located in the northbound right lanes of Executive Boulevard prior to Old Georgetown Road now scheduled to wrap up on or about March 1, 2019;
  • PEPCO electrical construction located in the southbound right lane of Executive Boulevard between Marinelli Road and Banneker Avenue that began on January 2, 2019 with construction duration of six to eight weeks;
  • PEPCO electrical construction on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance that began on January 24, 2019 with construction tentatively scheduled to end March 15, 2009 as the contractor awaits design changes;
  • Washington Gas infrastructure upgrades in and along Old Georgetown Road both in the main line and at the intersection with Executive Blvd being completed by National Pipe Line (NPL)

The construction under contract for Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) with Corman Kokosing Construction Company which began in early January, continues on Towne Road formerly known as Hoya Street behind the Pike & Rose complex.…

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The testimony we gave last night at the CIP council hearing.

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Sheila Barton, Resident Board Member, gave the following testimony at the County Council CIP hearing last night.

Sheila Barton testifies
Sheila Barton (left) testifies last night at the County Council CIP Hearing

Good evening. My name is Sheila Barton. I have been a resident board member of Friends of White Flint for two years and currently serve as treasurer.…

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County Executive’s CIP Budget Released

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The CIP Budget is Montgomery County’s Capital Budget. We’ve been studying the CIP budget and talking with county officials about the CIP budget since it was released a few days ago. You can read the budget details here. Below are some of the parts of the CIP that most affect the White Flint area.…

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Ike Leggett to Participate in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New White Flint Bikeshare Stations

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Please join Friends of White Flint and others on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10 a.m., at the Bikeshare Station at White Flint Metro located on the east side of 355, just north of Marinelli Road, Rockville

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Bikeshare station at White Flint Metro.…

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Our CIP testimony given to County Council

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This week we testified before the County Council on the CIP (Capital Improvement Projects) budget. Below is our testimony.

Good afternoon. My name is Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director of Friends of White Flint.

The 2,000 supporters of Friends of White Flint, including property owners, residents, and businesses, want the promise of the White Flint sector plans to be fulfilled. …

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Fifty pedestrians who love walking in the Pike District participated in last night’s first Walkable Wednesday

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We were thrilled that fifty … yes, fifty! … people turned our for our first Walkable Wednesday. The Coalition for Smarter Growth and Friends of White Flint discussed relatively easy-to-execute, relatively inexpensive ways we can make the Pike District safer and more convenient for pedestrians. During the tour, we also pointed out the big and little things that make an area more … or less …walkable.…

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Don’t forget — Wall Park CIP County Council Hearing is TONIGHT!

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Don’t forget to attend the Wednesday, February 10th, 7 pm, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. (We’ll have Wall Park T-shirts for folks to wear and keep.)

Just by wearing a t-shirt and sitting in the audience, you will help create an 8-acre Park Paradise at Wall Park!

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Wall Park CIP Hearing Changed to Wednesday Evening

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Are you planning on helping to create a Park Paradise at Wall Park by attending the CIP meeting? (I hope so!)

Please know that Council Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Hearing originally scheduled for tonight  has been changed to WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 7 pm, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850.  …

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Yummy recipes from Pike Central Farm Market

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Wondering what to make with all the yummy food you buy at Pike Central Farm Market? You can find loads of recipes on their website, but we’re sharing a couple of especially good ones here. (And don’t forget … you can find locally grown fruit and veggies, all-natural meat, gourmet baked goods, artisan bread, fresh eggs, handcrafted soaps, and lots of other goods and food at the Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 to 1:30 at 5992 Executive Blvd.)
Tomato & Basil Salad
Ingredients
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp.
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Montgomery County Executive Leggett Announced Amendments to FY16 Budget and CIP

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Yesterday Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced his recommendations for the FY16 Capital budget and proposed amendments to the FY15-20 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Check out the news release with more details about the amendments here.

Note one of the proposed amendments to the FY16 budget in the announcements:

“*Acceleration of White Flint redevelopment expenditures for Main Street/Market Street and Executive Boulevard to coordinate with construction of the Conference Center parking garage, minimizing disruption to local businesses, saving money, and bringing pedestrian and bike improvements on line earlier.”

This is great to hear!…

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