Did you miss last week’s Online Community Meeting?

Last Thursday, we had an informative and interesting online community meeting that was incredibly well-attended. We were honored to have both Councilmember Andrew Friedson, Robin Ficker, and Marcelo Cortez from MCDOT join us as our guest speakers.

Robin Ficker and Andrew Friedson gave spirited arguments for why you should vote for either Question A or Question B on how property tax limits are calculated. They also answered numerous questions from our audience. Their conversation was live tweeted by several people and organizations in which @White_Flint was tagged.

Marcelo Cortez updated everyone on the progress of the Western Workaround construction.

If you couldn’t attend our meeting, fear not. You can watch the recording at your leisure.

Hope to see you online at our upcoming Community Meeting

On Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm, please join Friends of White Flint at our virtual community meeting.

Councilmember Andrew Friedson and Robin Ficker will discuss and take questions on their property tax ballot amendments, Question A and Question B.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation will give a quick update on the Western Workaround construction.

To register for what promises to be an interesting and education online meeting, please visit https://cutt.ly/FOWF-Meeting.

A special thank you to Federal Realty for being the tech power behind this meeting.

Tonight — Advancing the Pike District Online Meeting

Friends of White Flint and the Montgomery County Planning Department will hold an online public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 19 to discuss the Advancing the Pike District project.

Here is the link to the meeting:

https://mcp-events.org/pikedistrict519

This project builds on the vision established by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan and will analyze elements of urban design, economic development, and transportation in the Pike District. This project is intended to identify short-term opportunities for success that can be implemented within the next 2-5 years to further the development of White Flint.

The meeting will be streamed online and will be posted to the project webpage following the event. A link to the online meeting will be posted on our blog and on the Planning Department’s website before the event so you can join us.

Will we see you online May 19 at our Community Meeting?

Friends of White Flint and Montgomery County Planning Department will hold an online public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 19 to discuss the Advancing the Pike District project.

This project builds on the vision established by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan and will analyze elements of urban design, economic development, and transportation in the Pike District. This project is intended to spark further implementation by identifying short-term opportunities for success that can be implemented within the next 2-5 years to further the development of White Flint.

The meeting will be streamed online and will be posted to the project webpage following the event. A link to the online meeting will be posted on our blog and on the Planning Department’s website before the event.

If you have questions you’d like to pose to the Planning Department, click here.

Hope to see you tomorrow night at our Community Meeting

Yes, the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) sounds dull. IT’S NOT — SERIOUSLY, IT’S ACTUALLY INTERESTING. And it’s critically important. The SSP ensures that transportation and schools keep pace with development in Montgomery County. It’s the reason the White Flint/Pike District area is currently in a building moratorium.

The Planning Department wants to know what you think as it develops the 2020 Subdivision Staging Plan. So please, attend this hour-long meeting, learn about the SSP, and give the Planning Department your feedback.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. There is free two-hour parking at the conference center.

Here’s the meeting agenda:

7:00    Welcome and introductions

7:05    Presentation on the new North Bethesda Village

7:15     Advocacy Update:  Second Metro Entrance, Rockville Pike Improvements, February 8 Advocacy and Memorial Event

7:20     Presentation and discussion on the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) with the Planning Department

Come to our next Community Meeting Feb. 4

Yes, the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) sounds dull. IT’S NOT! And it’s critically important. The SSP ensures that transportation and schools keep pace with development in Montgomery County. It’s the reason the White Flint/Pike District area is currently in a building moratorium.

The Planning Department wants to know what you think as it develops the 2020 Subdivision Staging Plan. So please, attend this hour-long meeting, learn about the SSP, and give the Planning Department your feedback.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, February 4, 7 pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. There is free two-hour parking at the conference center.

(Thank you to the Conference Center for donating the space for this meeting.)

Will you support us during this season of giving?

We only ask you donations once a year; it’s just how we do things. But even though we only ask you for your support during the end-of-year period of giving, it doesn’t diminish the terrific importance of your financial support.

Quite simply, we exist because people like you make generous donations to our organization. No money, no mission. No money, no advocacy. No money, no blog, e-newsletter, or social media. No money, no new crosswalks or extra time to cross Route 355.

Can we count on you to make a contribution today to support Friends of White Flint and your community? You can easily and securely make a donation to Friends of White Flint by clicking here. Every gift, large or small, makes a tremendous difference. 

With your generous financial support, Friends of White Flint will continue to be the effective, efficient organization our community needs. Please donate today.

If you’d like to go old-school and contribute via check, you can mail your contribution to: Friends of White Flint PO Box 2761 White Flint Station Kensington, MD  20891

With your help and support, this year Friends of White Flint has:

  • kept the community informed about everything happening in the Pike District/White Flint area
  • persuaded SHA to repaint crosswalks along Route 355 and install missing crosswalks
  • advocated for a second metro entrance at White Flint metro station
  • worked closely with the County Executive’s office and County Council to keep the needs of the White Flint/Pike District community front and center
  • continued to advocate for the elimination of slip lanes/hot rights, improved lighting, elimination of right-turn-on-red at Marinelli/Route 355, and other pedestrian improvements
  • convinced MCEDC and other county institutions to use the name Pike District to begin branding this area
  • led the continuing quest to change the name of the White Flint metro station to North Bethesda-Pike District
  • provided feedback on the White Flint 2 design guidelines
  • held a Pothole Patrol and then shared that information with the County
  • advocated against the building moratorium in the Walter Johnson cluster
  • helped to define the official boundaries of the Pike District
  • held placemaking events including the Pike District Promenade and a shredding event
  • provided information to various media outlets about the Pike District and vision zero
  • held community meetings about the proposed monorail and other topics
  • gave presentations to various community groups and civic associations about the White Flint/Pike District area