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

PHED Committee approves Grosvenor/Strathmore Minor Master Plan Ammendment

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Last week, the County Council Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee (PHED Committee) voted unanimously to approve the Grosvenor/Strathmore Minor Master Plan Amendment. The next step is for the full Council to take up the issue in December.

You can learn more about Strathmore Square’s plans on their website.

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Check out the vision for the interim Wall Park

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On Monday, the Parks Department presented the plan for the interim Wall Park.  As you probably know, once the new Wall Park/Shriver Aquatic Center garage is built, the current paved parking lot will be ripped up and replaced with much-needed green space. Here are some of the more essential slides from Monday’s presentation.…

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Hey Amazon — the Pike District is the perfect place for your new headquarters

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Amazon is searching for a second headquarters, and of course, the Pike District/White Flint area is the absolutely perfect place for their new 8 million square feet, 50,000 employee campus. The White Flint mall site is 45 acres and ready to build. You can walk to transit and are incredibly close to two major highways, 270 and 495.…

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What are your thoughts on the White Flint 2 Plan?

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The Planning Board has released the approved draft of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan The next stage of review takes place at the County Council. The Council’s Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19.at 7:30 pm.

This plan incorporates most of the changes Friends of White Flint advocated, such as a pedestrian and bike crossing over the CSX tracks and identical NADMS goals for White Flint 1 and the Executive Boulevard area of the White Flint 2 sector.…

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WMATA terminates part of its agreement with LCOR

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WMATA sent a letter to LCOR last month that stated “No conditions or circumstances exist which permit an extension of the Term for Blocks A-D under the Joint Development Agreement (with LCOR). Nor has WMATA granted any extension of the Term for Blocks A-D.”

Friends of White Flint isn’t sure yet what this means for the undeveloped part of the property around the White Flint Metro station, but we’re investigating and will keep you updated.…

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County Planners Get Proposal for North Bethesda Town Center Apartments

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 As reported in Bethesda Beat  BY BETHANY RODGERS    Published: 

 View of the apartment complex proposed for the North Bethesda Town Center.

View of the apartment complex proposed for the North Bethesda Town Center.

Documents recently submitted to the county outline plans for a 294-unit apartment complex to provide a high-end rental option in the North Bethesda Town Center.

The new housing would form part of the roughly 32-acre development north of Marinelli Road near the White Flint Metro station.…

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New pretty mural at Pike & Rose

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Check out these photos and videos from the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee showing the creation of the new Pike & Rose mural

DAY THREE: Pinstripes Mural Project – Ramiro using 100% acrylic paint on bird #3.

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Just released – Planning Board Draft White Flint 2 Plan

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The Planning Board has just released the approved draft of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.  The next stage of review takes place at the County Council. The Council’s Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 19
 
Click the image below to read the full plan. 
 
Friends of White Flint will be gathering community input and testifying about both the changes we’d like to see in the plan as well as the parts of the plan we particularly like.
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Overhaul Could Restore Life to Struggling Office Building in North Bethesda

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From Bethesda Beat

Building’s high vacancy rates exemplified woes of area office parks

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6116 Executive Blvd.

6116 Executive Blvd. VIA GOODSTONE LLC

A North Bethesda building that became a symbol of troubled suburban office parks around the region could be on the brink of resurgence.

A real estate finance firm has landed a $30 million loan to cover renovation costs for the eight-story building at 6116 Executive Blvd., according to a Monday press release.…

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