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

Western Workaround Construction Continues Despite the Pandemic

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The folks at MCDOT gave Friends of White Flint an update to the Western Workaround project, and we want to pass along the info to you.

The big news as that Executive Boulevard will be closing around mid-May. The closed part will extend from Old Georgetown Road to the Conference Center/M & T Bank.…

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Advancing the Pike District

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The Planning Department is starting an assessment of  the White Flint Metro Station area. You can read the staff memo here .

This study is envisioned as a Planning Department work product, with a 12-18-month timeline. Following the presentation of the scope, staff will update the Planning Board in fall 2020 and deliver a final briefing in spring 2021.…

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No — don’t click away. There is some really interesting data in this Subdivision Staging Policy presentation.

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The Planning Department gave a fascinating presentation about the Subdivision Staging Policy at our community meeting earlier this month. I encourage you to grab a cup of coffee and peruse these PowerPoint slides.

The Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) is the set of policy tools that guides the timely delivery of public facilities to serve existing and future development, and defines adequacy and how we measure it.…

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Home Depot has designs on Rockville Pike

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From Store Reporter

Home Depot Design Center, second of its kind in the country, is on the way to Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center. The Washington Business Journal reports that the store will take over the onetime Golf Galaxy space, which has been sitting empty for two years next to Barnes & Noble.…

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes

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Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes Project began installation of a bike lane between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive in Rockville this week.

Learn more at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/Resources/Files/ExecutiveBlvd/Executive_POSTCARD_Const_%20July%2025_2019.pdf

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A university in the Pike District? Sign us up!

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The Washington Post article Prince George’s overtakes Montgomery as top job creator in Maryland suburbs discusses the possibility of a new University of Maryland (or other institution) campus in White Flint. This would be an extraordinary addition to the Pike District and we have our fingers … and toes … crossed.…

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The County Executive’s CIP Budget

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Yesterday, the County Executive released his proposed capital budget, called the CIP or Capital Improvements Program budget. In the North Bethesda area, there are 19 projects totaling $458 million. That said, many of the projects have no funding. You can learn more by clicking here.

We’re happy there are funds for the White Flint fire station and the Western Workaround but very disappointed the County Executive recommended no funds for a second metro entrance.…

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Development Update

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Pete Fosselman of the County Executive’s Office presented this development update at last week’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee. It’s a great summary of what’s going on in the Pike District.

White Flint/Pike District Updates January 2020

PUBLIC PROJECTS

  • The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) continues to advance the Bus Rapid Transit (FLASH) corridor of MD 355 from the adopted Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan.
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Before you go into full Thanksgiving mode, take a minute and tell the County Executive to fund the second White Flint metro entrance

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The County Executive’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP) is currently being developed and will be published by January 15, 2020. The CIP covers construction of all public buildings, roads, and other facilities planned by County public agencies over a six-year period. The County Council amends and approves the CIP budget by June 15.…

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