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: General

White Flint Committee Meetings This Week

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Tonight, the White Flint Implementation Committee will meet at 7:00 pm at the Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, Old Georgetown Road & Nicholson Lane, North Bethesda)

Tomorrow morning, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will meet at  the Bethesda North Conference Center. Cabin John Room, at 8:00 am.

Don’t forget to click here to make your $25 donation to Friends of White Flint so you can receive your $10 Del Frico’s Grille gift card!…

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Office tenants prefer mixed-use centers

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According to NAIOP Research Foundation report. office tenants prefer amenity-rich, mixed-use centers (also known as “live, work, play” locations) over single-use office parks by a margin of 83 percent to 17 percent. The report states that “overall, office tenants show no strong preference for either downtown or suburban locations. Yet the study reveals a clear preference for suburban vibrant centers over typical single-use suburban office environments, and demonstrates that office properties in suburban vibrant centers are outperforming those in typical single-use suburban office areas on almost all metrics.” Bodes well for the Pike District, don’t you think?…

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You Won’t Want to Miss Paladar’s 4th Annual Carnival Celebration

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Here’s the scoop Friends of White Flint Member Paladar’s 4th annual Carnival celebration. This 16-day long party promises to be the most excitement you will have this side of The Equator.

  • February 2nd through February 17th – you’ll receive ½ off mojitos, margaritas and sangria, all day long. (Sorry, not valid on February 13th or 14th.) For the Carnival street food lovers, don’t worry, they’ve got you covered too.
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Larger, older, more diverse

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The population of the DC Metro area in 2030 is going to much larger, more diverse, and skew a bit older, according to a new report by the Urban Institute.  Imagine the population growing nearly 38%, from 5,381,333 to 7,420,927.   By comparison, the Philadelphia area is expected to grow by  just 6.5% and New York by 7.4%.

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Are your friends members of FoWF?

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Members are the lifeblood of Friends of White Flint. Residents, businesses, homeowner associations, property owners build consensus and work together to fulfill the dream of the White Flint Sector Plan. If you’re reading this, chances are good you’re already a member,  (And if you’re not a member — what are you waiting for?…

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Change is possible

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On Wednesday, Councilmember Roger Berliner said, “As difficult as it is, change is possible; culture can shift; values can be realigned.  But to do so requires perseverance, grassroots organizing, coalition building, outreach, and even an occasional press strategy – basically, something that every elected official here understands – a real campaign.  In Montgomery County, our efforts to remake a part of our community that has been known as White Flint, and recently renamed the Pike District, is a classic study of all that is necessary to overcome community fears and transportation bureaucracy resistance.”

I like that we’re a ‘classic study’, don’t you?…

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White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee December Meeting Cancelled

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The December 8th meeting of the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee is cancelled.

 

Here are some brief updates:

§  The Huff Court abandonment is going to the Planning Board on December 11. Click here for the link to the staff memo about the abandonment.…

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Next Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting Will Be December 9th

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What: White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting

When: Tuesday, December 9, 8:00 am- 9:15 am

Where: Bethesda North Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

 

The agenda will include:

  • A presentation by Streetsense of the recommended name for the district.
  • A discussion of a possible Arts and Entertainment district designation for the area.
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