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

Join us at this month’s Pike District Promenade

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Spring is made for walking. Join us Saturday, April 20 at 10 am for an easy, all-ages, pet-friendly stroll along the Trolley Trail. Put a reminder in your calendar now so you don’t miss it. (Go on, we’ll wait while you enter the data into your calendar.)

We meet at 10am April 20 at North Bethesda Market then take a walk along the wonderful Trolley Trail.…

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A quick (and pretty) summary of development in the Pike District/White Flint area

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The Office of the County Executive developed this handy summary of the planned development of the White Flint/Pike District area. It will be updated as things change. You can download the PDF here.



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Arts Magnet Program Considered for Woodward High School

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From Bethesda Beat

The county school board is exploring using the former Charles W. Woodward High School in Rockville for the first countywide secondary-level arts magnet program and has turned to the former chief executive of the Strathmore arts center to lead a committee studying options.

Woodward, on Old Georgetown Road, is the current home for Tilden Middle School students while their building is being remodeled and expanded.…

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Check out the design guidelines for White Flint 2

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Last night, Montgomery Planning gave the public the chance to review the proposed design guidelines for White Flint 2. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the Shriver Aquatic Center, here is a summary of the guidelines and links to the actual proposed White Flint 2 Design Guidelines.…

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New Limits On Parking Spaces Being Debated

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Large commercial, residential buildings could be forced to cut available parking in effort to promote transit, carpools

As reported in Bethesda Beat. (Scroll to the end to read Friends of White Flint’s official position.)

A proposal that could force large commercial and residential properties in the county to have fewer parking spaces in an effort to force greater use of public transportation and get cars off the road is being questioned by business groups.…

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Thank you Councilmembers Friedson and Glass for touring the Pike District

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On a blustery Saturday, resident, business, and property owner board members from Friends of White Flint took Councilmember Andrew Friedson and Councilmember Evan Glass on a tour of the Pike District/White Flint. It was wonderful talking about ways to make our community safer for pedestrians and cyclists, more activated, and more vibrant.…

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Olive & Loom Opens Second Boutique In North Bethesda

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From Bethesda Patch

Olive & Loom, a Mediterranean-inspired lifestyle and apothecary boutique, has opened its second Maryland location in North Bethesda. Located at 11815 Grand Park Ave., the 765-square-foot store is one of the latest additions to the Pike & Rose development.

Ferzan Jaeger, a Turkish-born mother of two, founded Olive & Loom in 2016.…

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More about second White Flint metro entrance

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WMATA is currently studying how they might design and build a second entrance at the White Flint metro station. Here are some slides from a presentation they made at a North Bethesda Transportation Management District meeting last week.

2010 Study

In 2010, WMATA created a station access plan with the goals of creating: 1) better access at the existing Marinelli Road station entrance, 2) two options for a new north entrance, and 3) possible alignments for a pedestrian connection.…

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Pike District Pothole Patrol

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Have you noticed any potholes in the Pike District? (Amy here — I know I’ve hit a few lately.) Tell us exactly where you’ve seen potholes, and we will compile a list. Then, we will give the list to MCDOT and ask them to make repairs.

Email what you find on your Pothole Patrol to info@whiteflint.org by the end of March.…

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Sweetgreen Opens at Pike & Rose Today

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Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant that serves various types of salads, is opening this Monday, 3/18 in Pike & Rose, according to a sign on the door.

The restaurant chain has seen a fairly rapid expansion since opening their first location just 11 years ago.

They currently have almost 100 stores nationwide and the new Pike & Rose location will be the third in Montgomery County (Bethesda and Silver Spring locations).…

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