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

Council Develops County Economic Platform

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The new County Economic Development Platform is focused on business development, housing, transportation and workforce development and aims to unify and formalize the Council’s focus on economic development. 

The Economic Development Platform Resolution is a guiding document that identifies a thriving and diversified economy, greater innovation, racial equity and social justice, and environmental sustainability as desired outcomes.…

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Montgomery planners will survey every street to see how safe they are for pedestrians

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Earlier this fall, Montgomery County started to develop a Pedestrian Master Plan, which would provide a roadmap to improve safety and comfort for those getting around the county on foot or in wheelchairs, strollers, tricycles, or training bikes—that is, our most vulnerable road users. The next step is for county employees to survey every road and street in the county to take an inventory of pedestrian safety.…

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MCDOT seeking input on “project design, procurement, and financing” for BRT

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to gather knowledge in best practices, emerging technologies and innovative opportunities for implementing a cost-effective Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service along MD 355 from Bethesda to Clarksburg.

FLASH, the BRT system in development in Montgomery County, will greatly increase high-quality transit service to the County’s most densely developed corridors and areas of planned growth.…

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What you missed at the Implementation Committee meeting when you were watching the first 3 innings of the Nats game.

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Nkosi Yearwood of the Planning Department discussed the Biennial Monitoring Report. Committee members suggested that they ought to have a more thorough discussion for future reports so committee viewpoints can more easily be included.

The re-opening of Woodward High School was discussed. Abbe Millstein of Luxmanor mentioned that there is quite a lot of discussion at MCPS about Woodward.…

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TONIGHT! Implementation Committee Meeting October 14

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Game 3 of the Nats historic pennant race doesn’t begin until 7:38, so pop on over beforehand to the the White Flint Implementation Committee which will meet on Monday, October 14, 7 p.m. at Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center.

Below is the draft agenda for the meeting.

AGENDA

White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee

Wall Local Park-Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center

Monday, October 14, 2019 7 p.m.…

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Pedestrian master plan community meeting and #WalkingHere

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The Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 pm, to kick off the development of the county’s first Pedestrian Master Plan, an effort to make walking in Montgomery County safer, more comfortable, convenient and direct. 
The meeting will be at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor, Bethesda. …

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Subdivision Staging Policy Workshop October 7

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Subdivision Staging Policy Community Workshop, October 7 from 7pm to 9pm at 1 Veterans Plaza Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Subdivision Staging Policy is the tool by which the County ensures its essential public facilities, particularly schools and transportation systems, keep pace with development. It tests the County’s infrastructure for adequacy based on projected capacity, growth, and future development.…

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Fascinating Facts in the White Flint Monitoring Report

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The Planning Board discussed the 2019 Biennial Master Plan White Flint Monitoring Report yesterday, and I encourage you to at least give it a glance as it’s chock-full of info about the White Flint/Pike District area. Just in case you don’t have a half-hour to read this report, here are a few highlights.…

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Planning Board Transportation Priority List Reflects the Importance of the White Flint area

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Here is the staff memo for the Planning Board’s Capital Improvements Program Priorities – Transportation and School Facilities. The Planning Board will discuss these priorities on Thursday. https://montgomeryplanningboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FY2021-2026-Capital-Improvements-Program-Priorities_MR2019023-final_09-19-19.pdf

Below is a list of the school and transportation projects that affect the White Flint/Pike District area. We’re thrilled that Woodward is the top school project — it is the key to lifting the current moratorium. 

We;re also delighted that so many White Flint/Pike District projects make the top ten of the transportation projects — BRT, the other road network improvements, and the White Flint Metro North entrance. …

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