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

Free Montgomery Smart Growth Advocacy Training

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Coalition for Smarter Growth is holding a Montgomery Smart Growth Advocacy Training, on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm.

They’ll be demystifying the legislative and planning processes of the County Council and Planning Board, and answering any questions. Their goal is to help empower community members who may have felt intimidated by the county’s bureaucracy to advocate for housing, land use, and transit, including the General Plan that’s currently being written.…

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7 Ways Montgomery County is Changing

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From Dan Reed and Greater Greater Washington

1. The county is growing slowly, but still adding a lot of people. During the 1950s and 1960s, Montgomery County grew really fast, doubling in population each decade. These days, it’s adding new people at a much lower rate—but with over one million residents, that’s still a lot of people.…

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A fabulous new bandshell at Market Street Park

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When live music is back, the Pike District and Market Street Park will be ready with the help of the White Flint area Woodworkers Club.Stay tuned! #pikedistrictpicnic 

When live music is back we will be ready! Stay tuned! #pikedistrictpicnic The Woodworkers Club

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Fascinating Report on Covid’s Impact on Real Estate

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One of our resident board members, Jonathan Chambers, shared the Delta Associates Spring 2020 report, “Covid-19’s Impact on the Economy and the Washington Multifamily Market” he helped write. Below are some of the highlights, if you lack the time to review the entire report, which is actually quite interesting.…

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Covid-19 Update – Record-low Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate

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Governor Larry Hogan recently announced that Maryland’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate has reached a new all-time low of 3.62%. He also said that positivity rate among for those under 35 has dropped nearly 30% since July 23, to 4.78%. The state’s hospitalization metrics continue to plateau, with ICU beds dropping below 120 for the first time since July 14.…

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Live from the Strathmore Mansion

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In this week’s Live from the Mansion, we are joined by Elijah Jamal BalbedIsabelle De Leon, and Mark G. Meadows for a soulful set that is sure to make you move.

Live from the Mansion features host Christylez Bacon and fellow Strathmore Artist in Residence alums of varying genres each week for music and insightful conversation.…

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Montgomery County Provides Guidelines for Businesses to Prepare for Phase 1 Reopening

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Montgomery County began Phase 1 of its reopening at 6 a.m. Monday, June 1, as outlined in County Executive Marc Elrich’s Executive Order. To assist businesses to prepare for the transition, the County has developed reopening guidelines. These guidelines are designed to foster a safe environment for businesses and their employees and customers. …

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Montgomery County Opens Up on Monday!

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles today announced critical benchmarks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been achieved, allowing the County to begin a gradual reopening. Phase I will start this Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. The County plans for an incremental reopening, based on public health data. …

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Covid-19 Updates

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Courtesy of Delegate Marc Korman, here are the latest Covid-19 statistics for the Pike District, or at least most of it.

According to the Maryland Coronavirus Dashboard: COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland

Number of confirmed cases: 19,487 (Up 906 cases from previous day)
Number of negative test results: 85,489    
Number of confirmed deaths: 858 (Up 31 from previous day)
Number of probable deaths: 87
Currently hospitalized: 1,513 (Up 50 from the previous day)
Acute care: 978
Intensive care: 535
Ever hospitalized: 4,101
Released from isolation: 1,263

COUNTY
Montgomery
CASES
3,843
DEATHS
(190)
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Save the Date: FOWF Virtual Meeting May 19

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Now that the White Flint 2010 Sector Plan is ten years old, the Montgomery County Planning Department is revisiting the recommendations from the sector plan by initiating the Advancing the Pike District study. The goals of the study are to:

  • Provide an up-to-date Progress Snapshot: Summarize development patterns and trends to date, and identify challenges inhibiting development around the Metro Station area.
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