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


Author Archives: Amy Ginsburg

Meetings Galore

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One of the advantages of being part of the Friends of White Flint is that we attend meetings so you don’t have to skip out of work or miss your child’s basketball game to stay up-to-date on the many goings-on in the Pike District.  Below you’ll find summaries of both the White Flint Implementation Committee and Downtown Advisory Committee meetings

White Flint Implementation Committee

The starring role at this meeting was a comprehensive presentation by the City of Rockville detailing their tentative plans for the area of Rockville Pike from Bou Avenue north to Richard Montgomery Avenue.…

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White Flint Committee Meetings This Week

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Tonight, the White Flint Implementation Committee will meet at 7:00 pm at the Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, Old Georgetown Road & Nicholson Lane, North Bethesda)

Tomorrow morning, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will meet at  the Bethesda North Conference Center. Cabin John Room, at 8:00 am.

Don’t forget to click here to make your $25 donation to Friends of White Flint so you can receive your $10 Del Frico’s Grille gift card!…

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Office tenants prefer mixed-use centers

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According to NAIOP Research Foundation report. office tenants prefer amenity-rich, mixed-use centers (also known as “live, work, play” locations) over single-use office parks by a margin of 83 percent to 17 percent. The report states that “overall, office tenants show no strong preference for either downtown or suburban locations. Yet the study reveals a clear preference for suburban vibrant centers over typical single-use suburban office environments, and demonstrates that office properties in suburban vibrant centers are outperforming those in typical single-use suburban office areas on almost all metrics.”…

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Pravafest– an immersive spectacle of light, sound and projection

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What are you doing Saturday night? Well, if you want to be at the coolest event to ever come to the Pike District, you’ll be at the Pike and Rose Visual Arts (PRAVA) Festival.

Imagine two floors of a newly constructed office tower transformed into an immersive spectacle of light, sound and projection.  

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Good Luck Lindsay, Hello Amy!

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Well, it took a week, but here are the photos from the fun-filled shindig at Del Frisco’s Grille last Tuesday to thank Lindsay Hoffman for her extraordinary service as executive director of Friends of White Flint and welcome new executive director Amy Ginsburg. We were honored to have council members Sidney Katz and Roger Berliner, Dee Metz of the County Executive’s office, Delegate Marc Korman, Deputy Director of the Planning Department Rose Krasnow, and many other important stakeholders and members attend.…

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Tonight’s Hearing on the Independent Transit Authority

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I thought I’d share with you our testimony that we will give tonight to the Montgomery County State Delegation concerning the Independent Transit Authority.  If you want to send your own comments, you can do so easily through the Coalition for Smarter Growth by clicking here.  They have also created an informative fact sheet about the Independent Transit Authority that you may find helpful.…

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Yes, let’s support the Independent Transit Authority

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Over the past few days, you may have read about the proposed Independent Transit Authority. Essentially, Montgomery County state legislators introduced a bill that would enable the County Council to set up an Independent Transit Authority which would plan, develop, and operate the Ride-On bus system and the planned Rapid Transit System network, coordinate with WMATA and the Maryland Transit Authority, and operate the County’s four parking lot districts. …

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Tell me again what this BRT-thing is all about?

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BRT, or Bus Rapid Transit, is essentially Metrorail on wheels instead of tracks. It’s high-quality, fast, and convenient.  (And yes, it’s something that people will actually use. They do in areas similar to the Pike District all over the world and increasingly, in the United States. Count me in as an enthusiastic convert, and now I can’t wait for the day when I can catch a sleek BRT rather than cursing traffic and searching for parking in my car.)…

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You Won’t Want to Miss Paladar’s 4th Annual Carnival Celebration

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Here’s the scoop Friends of White Flint Member Paladar’s 4th annual Carnival celebration. This 16-day long party promises to be the most excitement you will have this side of The Equator.

  • February 2nd through February 17th – you’ll receive ½ off mojitos, margaritas and sangria, all day long. (Sorry, not valid on February 13th or 14th.)
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