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


Category Archives: Development Projects

6116 Executive Blvd sold for $9.5 million

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As published in Washington Business Journal,

by Apr 24, 2017

A D.C- based commercial real estate firm has paid just $9.5 million for a vacant Rockville office building, a fraction of the $81.4 million the property traded for in 2005 when the eight-story office building was occupied by the National Institutes of Health.…

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White Flint 2 Work Session Thursday, April 27

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The Planning Board is holding the sixth White Flint 2 work session Thursday, April 27th in the afternoon. This session will focus on Transportation and Staging,

Here is the summary from the staff report for this work session:

Staff will present updated results of the transportation analysis performed in support of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan Public Hearing Draft Plan according to the procedures in the recently adopted 2016-2020 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) for Local Area Transportation Review (LATR).…

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Cool new metro car kiosks coming to Grosvenor metro

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As reported in The Washington Post

In sculptor’s hands, Metro’s old rail cars become kiosks

  April 20 at 5:32 PM


Tom Maher, 40, center, of Long Island, N.Y., and other Rustic Rebels employees work on a project to transform the vehicle and its parts for new use as outdoor kiosks, outdoor benches, industrial art and other useful objects.

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1) More on a Pike District Bid 2) Implementation Committee Meeting Tonight

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Bethesda Beat wrote a terrific story (even with the misspelling of the FOWF’s executive director’s name) about the enabling legislation passed by the state to allow BIDS to be formed, including in the Pike District.

Forming White Flint Urban District Could Get Boost from New State Legislation

A BID could act as “cheerleader” for Pike District, local advocate says

White Flint advocate Amy Ginsberg daydreams about holding 5K races and happy hours in the area’s Pike District.…

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Check out the BRT and White Flint 2 presentations from our community meeting

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Here is the presentation that Nkosi Yearwood made at our April 4th Community Meeting updating everyone on the status  of and changes made so far on the White Flint 2 plan. (Click on the image below to view his presentation.)

And here is the presentation that Darcy Buckley of MCDOT made concerning Bus Rapid Transit or BRT.…

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REI at Pike and Rose Opens Later This Month!

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REI invites you to stop by their new store at Pike and Rose when it opens April 25, and join them for the Grand Opening celebration, April 28–30. Enjoy REI Outdoor School classes & activities, music, food, beverages, giveaways and more.  Doors open at 10am Friday & Saturday, and 11am Sunday.…

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What happened at last week’s White Flint 2 Worksession

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The Planning Board discussed financing options for the White Flint 2 area during their March 23rd worksession.  Via their presentation, the planning staff said that there are $181,717,000 worth of White Flint 1 special tax district funded improvements planned.

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The established tax rate is $0.103 per $100 of assessed value in the special White Flint taxing district.  …

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White Flint 2 Worksession Tomorrow, March 23

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At tomorrow’s White Flint 2 Worksession, planning staff will discuss financing possibilities that could support the infrastructure needs for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan area. The White Flint 1 Special Taxing District will also be discussed. Executive Branch representatives will attend this worksession to discuss their perspective regarding financing alternatives for the Plan area.…

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Gables Presents Minor Changes to the Planning Board

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Last September, Gables presented to the White Flint Implementation Committee a series of  minor changes they were making to their design since some things didn’t translate well from conception to design. Yesterday, the Planning Board reviewed those changes. You can read the staff report at  Gables White Flint Limited Site Plan Amendment No.

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