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: Lindsay Hoffman

Congratulations, Victoria Kosmides!

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As promised, every Friend who joined or renewed their membership in 2014 was eligible to win two vouchers in the President’s Box at Strathmore for the performance of their choosing!  Congratulations to Victoria Kosmides – our grand prize winner!


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There will continue to be great opportunities for our Friends of White Flint!  

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Urban Road Code PASSES!

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Dear Friends – I love going out with a bang!  First, we made great progress on the issue of Old Georgetown Road’s design and now, the County Council has ensured that county roads in our urban nodes will have stricter requirements to ensure pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Yesterday, the County Council voted unanimously to enact the amendments to our Road Code that we’ve been telling you about for nearly a year.  

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Lowering Speed Limits Saves Lives

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Vox.com is one of the newer online news outlets and they cover a range of topics.  Over the last week, however, they’ve run pieces focused on a few New Urbanist trends around the country.  One particularly striking image highlights how much public space we turn over to cars – and, therefore, how little is left for the rest of us.

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This Friday: Deadline to Help Shape Rapid Transit

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From our friends at Communities for Transit (click here to see their full page on this important subject):

NOMINATE YOURSELF: Serve on a Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committee

Do you think Montgomery County needs better public transit? Do you want to help County planners design a bus rapid transit system that is cost effective, reduces trip times for riders, and makes it safer to get to stops?

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The Shaping of Rapid Transit

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Yesterday, Kelly Blynn (our friend from Coalition for Smarter Growth) posted a great piece on the status of our county’s Rapid Transit project. Like Old Georgetown Road, it’s critical that this infrastructure is built properly the first time both for efficiency and to responsibly use our tax dollars.  Kelly lays out where we are and includes references to White Flint — our stretch of MD-355 is scheduled to be one of the first routes built.  …

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La Madeleine and other openings

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As the first big redevelopment to see the light of day, Pike and Rose has become a great preview of things to come in White Flint!  When I’m out in the community, I’m most often asked when a few key restaurants are planning to open.  While updates are always available on the Pike and Rose website, here are some for you now:

La Madeleine will be opening at the corner of Grand Park Avenue and Old Georgetown Road, across the street from Del Frisco’s Grille (which is now open), in late December or early January.  

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