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

Amazon in the Pike District?!?!?

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So many stories about Amazon selecting Montgomery County to be one of their twenty finalists in their search for a site for their second headquarters.  And so many rumors that the Pike District/White Flint area is the area that Montgomery County is pitching! (If those rumors are true, we couldn’t be more thrilled.)

Here are links to some of our favorite news articles on the topic:

Bethesda Beat: Montgomery County on Shortlist for Second Amazon Headquarters

Washington Business Journal: New York.

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Parking Lots: Before and After

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From The Third Place, a Montgomery Planning Department Blog, Posted by 

Plans for central Montgomery County are now being realized through urban-style, mixed-use developments

In central Montgomery County, vibrant parks, walkable streets, centers of activity and new buildings are arriving in areas that were once a sea of asphalt.…

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What questions do you want to ask the candidates?

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As of now, there are eight candidates working to be the next District 1 Councilmember, thirty candidates hoping to be an at-large Councilmember, and seven candidates vying for County Executive.  That’s a lot of people running for office.

Friends of White Flint wants to know what each of those candidates think about the transformation of the White Flint area, smart growth, transit, walkability, bike lanes, and creating a vibrant Pike District that’s attractive to residents, workers, shoppers, and restaurant-goers.…

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Learn about Josiah Henson Park Wed. January 10th

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Join the folks from our local historical treasure, Josiah Henson Park, on Wednesday, January 10th at 7 pm at Luxmanor Elementary. Friends of White Flint and Montgomery Parks are holding a joint community meeting so you will have a chance to learn more about Josiah Henson, this facility, and their plans for the future.…

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Heads up on development coming before the Planning Dept. over the next couple of months

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White Flint Development

Offutt Estates, a small townhouse development (5 units), along Hillery Way is returning to the Development Review Committee on January 2, 2018.

Pike and Rose Phase 1 and 2 amendments, including a new office building adjacent to Rose Park and additional changes, will be reviewed by the Planning Board in February 2018.…

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WFDAC releases A Road Map for Creating a BID in the Pike District

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For more than a year, the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee (WFDAC) has been figuring out how to create a Business Improvement District in the Pike District. A Business Improvement District, usually called a BID, will brand and market the Pike District, ensure our community stays safe and clean, organize events, and advocate for the White Flint Area.…

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Save the Date — FOWF Community Meeting Wed. January 10th

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Join the folks from our local historical treasure, Josiah Henson Park, on Wednesday, January 10th at 7 pm at Luxmanor Elementary. Friends of White Flint and Montgomery Parks are holding a joint community meeting so you will have a chance to learn more about Josiah Henson, this facility, and their plans for the future.…

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MCDOT Wins Grants for Four Bikeshare Stations

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has received a Bikeways Grant Award from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Bikeways Program to install four bikeshare stations along the Bethesda Trolley Trail. The award of $269,834 will fund final design, purchase and installation of the stations that will connect existing bikeshare in Bethesda with new grant- funded stations to be installed in White Flint and Twinbrook in the spring of 2018.…

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Council Votes Yes on White Flint 2 and Grosvenor-Strathmore Plans

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After more than two years of public meetings, planning board hearings, PHED committee work sessions, and council hearings, at yesterday’s County Council meeting, the council voted yes for the White Flint 2 Sector Plan with an 8 to 1 vote.  (Mark Elrich Elrich said he voted against the White Flint plan because he thought the affected area was located too far from the Metro station to be reasonably considered a “transit-oriented development.”)  As you no doubt know, since we’ve been working on, advocating for, and writing about the White Flint 2 plan for many years, White Flint 2 is a bow-tie shaped, 460-acre area west, east, and north of the White Flint 1 plan.…

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