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

Community Involvement and Advocacy Matter

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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.

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A Take on Streetsense’s Bethesda Beer and Banter Event

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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.

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Calling Bethesda Millenials

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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:

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.

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More Media Coverage on our Naming Process

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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.…

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Check out Plank & Rose at Pike Central Market This Saturday

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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!”

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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.…

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The Naming of this Place

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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.…

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Solving the Identity Crisis

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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)?

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White Flint Meetings Next Week

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White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee

When: Monday, May 12th at 7:00 pm

Where: Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center Multi-Purpose Room

The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee is a body appointed by the Planning Board in 2010 to:

  • Review assumptions made regarding traffic, including transit use and parking
  • Monitor plan recommendations
  • Identify new projects for the amenity fund
  • Monitor the county Capital Improvement Program and Growth Policy
  • Recommend action by the Planning Board and County Council 

The agenda for this meeting includes updates on current development activity, a report from the White Flint Downtown Committee on the Tiger Grant and other items, and a report from WF Implementation Coordinator on the CIP budget and other items.…

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