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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Let’s break a bottle of champagne over Chapman Avenue!

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We’re always blathering on about projects that are starting or will be starting.  Here’s a change — a project that’s done! The Chapman Avenue Extension is completed! The $3.3 million new road extends Chapman Avenue from Randolph Road to Old Georgetown Road. The road includes five-foot sidewalks on both sides of the street and a signed/shared bikeway on Chapman Avenue.…

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First Portion of Chapman Avenue Extended is paved!

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As reported in Bethesda Magazine, Chapman Avenue is partially paved and could be completed by spring 2016!

MCDOT this week finished paving phase one Chapman Avenue Extended. Crews are now doing grading and drainage work on phase two.

The $3.2 million, two-lane road will run north and south and connect Randolph Road with Old Georgetown Road through an area of light industrial and residential buildings east of Rockville Pike.…

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Chapman Avenue, Extended

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The enhancement of the street grid throughout White Flint is going to both improve connectivity and act to diffuse traffic that presently has fewer travel options.  We’ve written extensively about the planned Western Workaround, which will straighten Executive Boulevard on the west side of Rockville Pike and add new Market Street.  

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Curious about the Pike District Branding and Placemaking Campaign? Here’s an update.

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Kris Warner of Maier Warner provided the following update on their Pike District branding and placemaking work.

  1. Website – the new site is in production and we anticipate an early November launch.
  2. Social Media – Since the month of April, Pike District Facebook has increased to 823 followers and reaching nearly 4,000 people each month.
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Our Crosswalk Ribbon Cutting Celebration was an Extraordinary Success!

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County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council President Roger Berliner, MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh, Friends of White Flint Executive Director Amy Ginsburg, and Coalition for Smarter Growth Montgomery Advocacy Manager Pete Tomao cut the ribbon yesterday on the wonderful new crosswalks in the Pike District.

“We are here to serve the community, so I value the support from residents and groups, such as the Friends of White Flint and Coalition for Smarter Growth, as we create an environment that supports a first rate multi-modal transportation system,” said Ike Leggett.…

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What you missed at yesterday’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting

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Here’s a summary of what was discussed at Tuesday’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee.  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 8 am at the offices of Snyder Cohn.

BID Legislation

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee testified to the Montgomery County state delegation in favor of legislation to change the minimum vote required to create a Business Improvement District to 51%.  …

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What Happened at Today’s WF Downtown Advisory Committee

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Onto the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting.

Tom Murphy, the new chairman, led the meeting and recognized the many contributions of the previous chair, Brian Downie.

Ken Hartman reported that Rupert Landscaping is refreshing the plants on the medians along Rockville Pike. He is working with DOT to figure out how to hang Pike District banners along Route 355.…

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Last Week’s Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting

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Here is a quick summary of what the members of the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee discussed at their meeting last Tuesday.
Ken Hartman
  • The county is updating the restaurant and development maps on www.pikedistrict.org.
  • 138 bags of refuse was picked up two weeks ago as well as median signs. (On average the county’s crew picks up 120 to 168 bags of trash each week.)
  • The county is replanting in the median by Nicholson to replace plants lost over the winter.
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Rockville Pike’s Neighborhood Plan from the City of Rockville

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Yeah, the City of Rockville is north of the White Flint area, but we’re joined in spirit and by Route 355 which is why I want to share the City’s recently-released plan for Route 355.  Here are some highlights (since I assume most of you don’t have time to read the 140 page report.) Essentially, the City of Rockville wants to transform a two-mile section of Route 355 into a 252-foot wide boulevard, with 12 car lanes, BRT, and bikeways.…

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Curious about What Happened at the Implementation and Downtown Advisory Committee Meetings?

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Here’s what you missed:
White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting November 9
  • Saul Centers Phase 1 went to DRC.  It’s fundamentally in good shape with a few issues to fix
  • Pike & Rose Phase II recently submitted Phase 2b amendments with small modifications, mostly concerning the streetscape.
  • There’s a White Flint 2 Sector Plan meeting November 18 at 6:30 pm concerning transportation.  
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