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: Montgomery County Government

Our White Flint 2 Testimony before the County Council

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I’m Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director of Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit group that represents the residents, businesses, and property owners of the White Flint/Pike District area.

Overall, we are quite pleased with the Planning Board approved plan for White Flint 2.  We are delighted they decided to include many of our suggestions, including a pedestrian-bike crossing over the CSX tracks and equity between the White Flint 1 sector and the western part of White Flint 2.…

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Speaker’s List for last night White Flint 2 County Council Hearing

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Curious about who spoke last night at the White Flint 2 County Council hearing?  Here’s the list.

1.  Stephen Paczkowski, Town of Garrett Park
2. Linda Moran, City of Rockville
3. Andy Zuckerman, Montgomery County Public Schools
4. Jennifer Russell, GPT Properties Trust
5. Steve Robins, Pickford Enterprises
6. Elizabeth King, Individual
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Join County Executive Ike Leggett at Walkable Wednesday September 27

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We are beyond thrilled that County Executive Ike Leggett will be joining MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh to cut the ribbon on the wonderful new striped crosswalks popping up all over the Pike District.

The ribbon cutting will take place at our third Walkable Wednesday, September 27 at 6pm at the intersection of  Nicholson Lane and Executive Boulevard .…

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What are your thoughts on the White Flint 2 Plan?

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The Planning Board has released the approved draft of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan The next stage of review takes place at the County Council. The Council’s Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19.at 7:30 pm.

This plan incorporates most of the changes Friends of White Flint advocated, such as a pedestrian and bike crossing over the CSX tracks and identical NADMS goals for White Flint 1 and the Executive Boulevard area of the White Flint 2 sector.…

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Just released – Planning Board Draft White Flint 2 Plan

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The Planning Board has just released the approved draft of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.  The next stage of review takes place at the County Council. The Council’s Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 19
 
Click the image below to read the full plan. 
 
Friends of White Flint will be gathering community input and testifying about both the changes we’d like to see in the plan as well as the parts of the plan we particularly like.
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Leggett Announces Free Fares on New MD 355 Ride On extRa Service during October 2017

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced today at the Montgomery County Fair that the new, faster Ride On extRa rush hour service beginning October 2 on Route 355 will be free, on an introductory basis, during the month of October.

“Along Route 355, our busiest commuting route, people will have another option for getting to work and home, while using WiFi to stay connected,” said Leggett.…

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A Wonderful Win for Wall Park!

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Yesterday, the County Council voted YES on the Supplemental Appropriation and CIP Amendment for $6,582,000 for the Wall Park Garage and Park Improvements!! Friends of White Flint has advocated for more than a year and a half for the County to “un-pave paradise and pull up the parking lot” and yesterday, the Council voted to do just that.…

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A Success for Walkability and #PikePeds

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Thank you Montgomery County Department of Transportation for paving this dirt trail by Pike and Rose!  Our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign is getting results because advocacy works…and because the White Flint area truly wants walking in our community to be safe and convenient.

Jay Corablis, Friends of White Flint board member, stands by our #PikePeds sign next to the dirt path that’s getting paved.…

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Planning Board unanimously approves the White Flint 2 Plan

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Blow the horns and ring the bells. The Planning Board yesterday unanimously passed the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.! Next up, the County Council reviews, discusses, and receives public input on the plan.

While the final draft of the plan is not yet available since the last few changes were discussed at the Planning Board late yesterday afternoon, by and large, Friends of White Flint believes the final plan is a good one.  …

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What happened at last week’s White Flint 2 Work Session at the Planning Board

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We’re so close to the finish line, folks. There’s probably only one more White Flint 2 work session which will be held on July 13th and will feature the complete mark up of the original draft White Flint 2 plan.

At last week’s work session, Nkosi Yearwood presented some of the mark up, summarizing the changes the board had approved during this six month process.…

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