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

What should we do with Executive Boulevard?

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The many empty office spaces along Executive Boulevard in White Flint 2 are far from unusual in the DC Metro area. According to this recent article in The Washington Post, re purposing older office buildings is a vexing issue for many areas. In fact,  there are about 71 million square feet of empty office space in the DMV.…

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Please Support Friends of White Flint

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Happy Friday, everyone.  Amy, here.

As you know better than most folks, Friends of White Flint ensures that our community will develop into a walkable, thriving neighborhood. We advocate for the full implementation of the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, and we are helping to craft the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.…

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Making a Place a Place You Love

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You may have heard of a concept called “placemaking.” While it sounds like a trendy, made-up word, it’s actually the definitive foundation of the White Flint Sector Plan. No doubt you’re eager to learn more, so here’s a quick Friends of White Flint primer on placemaking.

According to Wikipedia, placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.…

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What we discussed at this week’s White Flint 2 planning meeting

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The focus of this month’s White Flint 2 Sector Plan meeting was parks and open spaces. It featured a presentation by Rachel Newhouse from Montgomery Parks and a quick summary of the Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Program recommendations for Executive Boulevard.

You can see the full set of slides from ULI with their analysis and recommendations for Executive Boulevard here.

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Executive Boulevard Can Be Saved, according to Urban Land Institute

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Executive Boulevard, part of the White Flint 2 Sector, has an office vacancy rate of about 30%. It contains Class B and C office space that few companies find attractive.  None of that is news.

But this is news, and good news, too.  The Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel, or TAP, after a two-day review, determined that Executive Boulevard can be saved, using  a combination of land use, connectivity, amenity and identity improvements.…

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White Flint 2 Community Meeting December 9

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The planning for White Flint 2 is in full swing, and if you want to have input on the plan, you ought to attend the next White Flint 2 Sector Plan Community Meeting.

Meetings focusing on schools, transportation, and the sector in general have already been held.  The next meeting will concentrate on parks and open spaces in the White Flint 2 area.…

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