On Tuesday, Apr 28, from 5pm – 9pm, you’ll have the opportunity to fill your stomach with delicious food while filling the coffers of Friends of White Flint. Simply enjoy dinner at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen in Pike & Rose on April 28th from 5pm to 9pm and mention Friends of White Flint, then ShopHouse will generously donate half of the cost of your meal to Friends of White Flint.…Read More
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The Montgomery County Planning Department says the plan for White Flint 2 could be ready for Council review by December 2016 with the planning process re-started this June.
The White Flint 2 Sector Plan includes 209 acres and includes a horseshoe-shaped area on either side of Rockville Pike between the White Flint area and the official boundary of the City of Rockville.…Read More
Some retailers fear the loss of street parking, but recent studies show that fear is misplaced.
For example, a study, from UC-Davis scholars Natalie Popovich and Susan Handy, analyzed nearly 1,900 shopping trips to downtown Davis made after the opening of a new Target store. Cyclists not only took slightly more trips than drivers did, but spent more per trip—leading to a monthly total spending of roughly $250 for cyclists to $180 for drivers.…Read More
If Friends of White Flint had a nickel for every time we’ve heard “People will never ride Bus Rapid Transit,” we’d never have to fundraise again. But fortunately for the White Flint area, the facts contradict this belief.
In Alexandria, ridership of their Metroway Bus Rapid Transit is consistently 15 to 20 percent higher than projections for initial ridership, even with the recent cold weather.…Read More
We have 386 friends on Facebook, but we know Friends of White Flint actually has a lot more friends out there. Help us reach 500 friends on Facebook. Each week, until we reach 500, we’ll randomly draw a name from all the folks who liked us that week to win free tickets to a show at AMP by Strathmore.…Read More
Bethesda Now published yesterday a wonderful article about Friends of White Flint’s plan to entice Marriott International to move to the Pike District.
As we discussed at our Community Meeting March 25, for the White Flint area to be a successful live-work-play community, there must be a vibrant “work” sector. Residences alone are not enough to sustain the retail, restaurants, and entertainment options we want in the Pike District.…Read More
Pretty cool that the Pike District is considered to be one of four projects that are going to change the DC metro area.
And don’t forget about our Community Meeting tonight, 7pm, at Federal Realty which is located at the rear of Congressional Plaza on East Jefferson Street.…Read More
Here’s the agenda for tomorrow’s community meeting. We very much hope you’ll be there! The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 at Federal Realty, 1626 E Jefferson St., Rockville, MD
7:00 Call to order (Amy Ginsburg)
7:05 Minutes (Amber Tedesco)
7:10 Financial Report (Amy Ginsburg)
7:15 Executive Director Report (Amy Ginsburg)
7:20 Updates from property owners on what’s going on and what’s going up in the White Flint/Pike District.… Read More
The advantages of protected bike lanes are many. Rather than bicyclists and drivers maneuvering and fighting for space, each has its own safe space for their preferred mode of travel, according to a recent study.
Across six cities, the study found a rise of ridership between 21% and 171% after the lanes were installed.