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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Remember — FOWF Community Meeting is Tomorrow, Feb 12, 7 pm, Shriver Aquatic Center

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We have an informative and interesting community meeting planned for tomorrow night. Hope to see you at 7 pm, February 12, at the Shriver Aquatic Center.

District One Councilmember Andrew Friedson will start us off. Pete Fosselman, the Master Plan Coordinator, Office of the County Executive, will provide a development update followed by Mickey Papillon of Federal Realty who will speak about the Western Workaround.…

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Now You Can Ice Skate at Pike & Rose

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A new ice-skating rink is now open on the roof terrace at the Canopy by Hilton at Pike & Rose. Two hours of skating time and skate rental cost $14 for children and $17 for adults and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The rink will support Mel’s Rink Foundation, which provides mentally and physically challenged children and adults with athletic training, development and play space.…

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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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Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

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CANCELLED — White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

Monday, February 11, 7:00 pm. Shriver Aquatic Center — White Flint Implementation Committee

Development and Infrastructure Updates

Executive proposed CIP

White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie)

White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Peter Fosselman)

Marinelli Road Bikeways (Patricia Shepherd, MCDOT)

Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson (District 1)

Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm.

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Public transportation fights obesity — one more benefit!

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From Science Daily

Public transportation systems provide numerous economic benefits for a community. An added public health bonus provided by such systems may be lower obesity rates.

A new study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech compared and analyzed county data from 2001 and 2009.…

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E-bikes become a viable transportation option for county residents every day

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From Montgomery Sentinel

NORTH BETHESDA – Marko Dolan, a local resident, rode an e-bike for the first time earlier this month because he did not want to wait for a midday bus.

He had needed to either use public transportation or travel on foot to meet a friend for lunch in Bethesda, but then he saw a group of LimeBikes near a park in his neighborhood.…

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Lofts Being Proposed for North Bethesda Apartments

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From Bethesda Beat

North Bethesda Market Apartments
PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTH BETHESDA MARKET APARTMENTS

As development of multi-family residences grows, a North Bethesda apartment complex is seeking to shift its design to reduce lower-level retail space to make room for more apartments.

The North Bethesda Market apartments, on the west side of Rockville Pike across from the White Flint Mall site, opened about a decade ago with 411 units and 223,000 square feet of restaurant or retail space.…

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Save the Date, Mark Your Calendar

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We hope you can join us for a Friends of White Flint Community and Board Meeting. We’ll discuss development updates, White Flint economic data and demographics, and the western workaround. We’ll also have time find out what issues and questions you have.
Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Shriver Aquatic Center.
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Fascinating Report on Montgomery County Demographic and Economic Trends

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Now, I’m not usually one who dives deep into numbers … or even someone who wades in the shallow end of numbers. But the just released report from Montgomery Planning entitled Montgomery County Trends A Look at People, Housing and Jobs Since 1990 is an utterly fascinating look at the people and economy of Montgomery County.…

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