Category Archives: General
The September meeting for the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee is cancelled.
Here are some updates on issues in the White Flint sector:
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- JBG has submitted the Sketch Plan, Site Plan, and Preliminary Plan Amendments for North Bethesda Market II.
- Gables Residential has submitted the Preliminary and Site Plans for the Gables White Flint.
Montgomery County Public Schools begin classes today so it’s a great time for reminders on how to safely drive around school buses! Check out this graphic from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and remember to follow the rules of the road. Our littlest Friends are counting on you!
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We’ve talked a lot on this blog about the Rapid Transit system coming to Montgomery County. A recent development in the planning of the Georgia Avenue route highlights why community involvement, attention and advocacy is crucial in plans like these.
As David Hauck from Communities for Transit writes on the Greater Greater Washington blog, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has released an outlandish proposal for how the route will travel down Georgia Avenue.… Read More
Wednesday evening I attended the Streetsense’s “Beer and Banter” event. Many Millenials, Generation Xs and even a few Baby Boomers attended the event, which was great to see. The event was focused on Millenials who live, work, and/or play in the Bethesda Sector to give them a space to express their needs and wants for the developing region.… Read More
Though not in White Flint, folks in Bethesda are hosting an event that hits close to home for FoWF: they’re finding ways to engage community members of all demographics in shaping the future look of the area. See the below from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center:
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Beer & banter on Bethesda’s future
Streetsense, JBG and Clark Construction are co-hosting an event on July 16th to help engage people, especially millenials, in planning downtown Bethesda‘s future.
Well, we can’t back away from this issue now — the media is watching. In addition to this week’s article in the Washington Post on establishing a name for this new district, Bethesda Magazine has also offered attention to the issue. Earlier this month, BethesdaNow.com really got the media conversation started and, between the three publications, the comments have been going nuts with opinions on the subject.… Read More
This Saturday, May 31st, Pike & Rose will host a free, outdoor yoga event, Plank & Rose, at the Pike Central Farm Market. Please join us for this excellent event and another great chance to learn more about Pike & Rose. We’ll also be out there with information about Friends of White Flint – make sure you stop and say “hello!”
Plank & Rose will take place from 10 am to 12 noon with a free yoga class from 10:30 am- 11:30 am, as well as great music, an aqua bar, and a raffle to win a $250 gift card to Lululemon and a yoga pack from City Sports.… Read More
As we noted in our post last week, the naming and branding of the White Flint Sector has been long overdue (click here for that post). Although the issue is usually framed as “renaming” the redevelopment district, I would offer a different perspective. I don’t think we’re “re-naming” anything — I think we’re just finally naming it for the first time.… Read More
Friends of White Flint has been around for seven years now and, for about as long, questions have abounded about what we should call this amazing place we’re creating. You’ve seen articles and polls and questionnaires asking for your opinion on the subject. Are we White Flint? North Bethesda? NoBeSoRo (that’s North Bethesda South Rockville)?… Read More
Metro DC’s Bike to Work Day is this Friday morning and it’s promising to be a great day, with lots of fun and prizes. With over 79 pit stops throughout our region, there are lots of places for commuters to celebrate bicycling as the fun, healthy way to get to work!… Read More