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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Montgomery Planning Launches MCReactMap for Advancing the Pike District Project

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The Montgomery County Planning Department recently launched an online outreach tool, called the MCReactMap, at our virtual community meeting, to allow residents and stakeholders to provide feedback about the Advancing the Pike District study area.

Advancing the Pike District is a Montgomery Planning initiative to accelerate the transformation of White Flint’s core into a walkable, mixed-use district by identifying short- and medium-term implementation-focused solutions that build on the Sector Plan’s recommendations, enhance mobility, and promote economic development, urban design and placemaking.
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County passes capital budget that includes funding for Woodward re-opening

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The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve the County’s $5.8 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Operating Budget and a $4.4 billion FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) to fund school construction, infrastructure improvements and community projects. The Council’s focus throughout its budget work was on providing continuity of services for County government and residents.…

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Federal Introduces The Pick-Up Nationwide To Support Re-Opening And Beyond

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In anticipation of a phased re-opening for shopping center tenants in the coming weeks, Federal Realty Investment Trust, the owner of Pike & Rose, is launching The Pick-Up, a curbside, contactless exchange. This new initiative creates a singular, reliable, centralized service that retailers and restaurants of all sizes can take advantage of, particularly well-suited for small businesses. …

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Tonight — Advancing the Pike District Online Meeting

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Friends of White Flint and the Montgomery County Planning Department will hold an online public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 19 to discuss the Advancing the Pike District project.

Here is the link to the meeting:

https://mcp-events.org/pikedistrict519

This project builds on the vision established by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan and will analyze elements of urban design, economic development, and transportation in the Pike District.…

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Montgomery County Requirements for Reopening

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(Thanks to Adam Pagnucco and Seventh State for much of this post.)

When Governor Larry Hogan announced a phase 1 reopening of Maryland’s economy on Friday night, several local jurisdictions (including MoCo) declined to go along. County Executive Marc Elrich said, “If there’s an uptick in cases, our hospitals can’t withstand an uptick… We will change the rules as soon as the science says we can change the rules.…

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Some cool independent, local restaurant news

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Java Nation

They are participating in the movement to feed first responders and those on the front lines in our community who are heroically and selflessly fighting COVID-19.

By donating and sending meals to those on the front lines, you are also supporting their local restaurant, which means they can keep their doors open and employees working.…

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Get your restaurant fix via take-out or delivery

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Looking for a new take-out option or wondering if an old favorite is open?

Then visit the Pike District restaurant list where you can find a comprehensive list of White Flint/Pike District area restaurants that offer pick-up and/or delivery.

Visit Montgomery also has a list of Montgomery County restaurants, including those in North Bethesda, on its MoCo Eats site.…

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Will we see you online at our May 19th Community Meeting?

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Friends of White Flint and the Montgomery County Planning Department will hold an online public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 19 to discuss the Advancing the Pike District project.

This project builds on the vision established by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan and will analyze elements of urban design, economic development, and transportation in the Pike District.…

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New bike lanes coming to Old Georgetown Road

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While this area is not part of White Flint, it’s pretty close and it’s such a great idea to have separated bike lanes on Old Georgetown Road that we decided to include it in today’s blog. (We only wish the bike lane was extended to cover ALL of Old Georgetown Road.)…

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Mother’s Day — You Got This!

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Even in a pandemic, you can celebrate Mother’s Day. Here are some wonderful ideas.

Seasons 52 in NoBe Market

It’s down to the wire, but we’ve got you covered. Scout & Molly‘s at Pike & Rose is offering local delivery or free shipping and 25% off (code: LOVEMOM). And, Olive & Loom at Pike & Rose has contactless service at The Pick-Up curbside zone, with complimentary gift wrapping (orders $75+). …

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