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

Amazon tours D.C., Maryland and Virginia in search for new headquarters

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From The Washington Post

Officials from Amazon.com toured sites in Washington, Montgomery County, Md., and Northern Virginia last week — the latest sign that the tech giant is seriously considering adding a second headquarters with as many as 50,000 jobs to the D.C. area, according to officials in all three jurisdictions.…

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No more Montrose Parkway East?

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Updated Development Map from the Implementation Committee

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At last night’s White Flint Implementation Committee, Nkosi Yearwood reviewed the current approved development in White Flint.

Pike and Rose:  Finishing Phase 2. New office building going before the Planning Board in April.

North Bethesda Market Two: Approved for some time for development, no word from JBG Smith when development might begin.…

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Review gorgeous draft sketches for 6000 Executive Blvd.

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Guardian Realty Investors shared its plans last night for its property at 6000 Executive Boulevard on the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard. The property is about 6.8 acres. This property was rezoned to Commercial-Residential in the recently passed White Flint 2 Sector Plan. Guardian plans to add to the current office building and transform this property into stunning residential and office space.…

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Uniqlo is coming to Pike and Rose!

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Maryland’s very first Uniqlo store opens at Pike and Rose in the fall of 2018!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with what is often called the Gap of Japan, Uniqlo specializes in inexpensive, casual clothes for men, women, and children. It is known for its unending shelves of beautifully folded shirts, sweaters, and athletic wear.…

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Executive Director Amy Ginsburg Discusses Amazon’s Possible Selection of the White Flint Area

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On Montgomery Community Media

GINSBURG: WHITE FLINT WOULD BE ‘PERFECT’ CHOICE FOR HQ2

Although Montgomery County officials have chosen not to reveal the site they’re suggesting for Amazon’s new “HQ2,” one of the likelier locations is the old White Flint Mall property.

Last week, the Seattle-based company revealed the 20 communities that have made its first cut for its new headquarters building.…

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Amazon in the Pike District?!?!?

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So many stories about Amazon selecting Montgomery County to be one of their twenty finalists in their search for a site for their second headquarters.  And so many rumors that the Pike District/White Flint area is the area that Montgomery County is pitching! (If those rumors are true, we couldn’t be more thrilled.)

Here are links to some of our favorite news articles on the topic:

Bethesda Beat: Montgomery County on Shortlist for Second Amazon Headquarters

Washington Business Journal: New York.

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What do you want to tell the Planning Board about the Bicycle Master Plan?

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The community is invited to comment on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft. You can read the plan here.

The Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing will take place on January 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Montgomery County Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland).…

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Council Votes Yes on White Flint 2 and Grosvenor-Strathmore Plans

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After more than two years of public meetings, planning board hearings, PHED committee work sessions, and council hearings, at yesterday’s County Council meeting, the council voted yes for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan with an 8 to 1 vote.  (Mark Elrich Elrich said he voted against the White Flint plan because he thought the affected area was located too far from the Metro station to be reasonably considered a “transit-oriented development.”)  As you no doubt know, since we’ve been working on, advocating for, and writing about the White Flint 2 plan for many years, White Flint 2 is a bow-tie shaped, 460-acre area west, east, and north of the White Flint 1 plan.…

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White Flint 2 Resolution

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ICYMI in all the Thanksgiving/Black Friday fun, below is a link to the Draft White Flint 2 Resolution. It comes before the full Council on Tuesday, December 5.  If you have any comments, you need to send them to the council by 5pm today.

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/Resources/Files/master-plan/DraftMemoWhiteFlintSectorPlan2.pdf

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