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

Want to serve on the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee?

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County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee, for two members representing businesses that employ fewer than 25 employees, one representative of commercial property owners in the Sector Plan Area, one resident in the Sector Plan Area, and one resident outside the Sector Plan Area.…

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Learn about Energized Public Spaces Design Guidelines

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The purpose of Montgomery Parks’ Energized Public Spaces (EPS) Design Guidelines is to create energized, inviting, easily accessible, attractive, comfortable, and safe public spaces.

The EPS Design Guidelines will provide overall direction for major features of parks and public spaces design including the recommended size, type of experiences and amenities that each park type should provide.…

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Council Panel Pushes To Keep Money for Metrorail Station Improvements

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From Bethesda Beat

A Montgomery County Council committee wants funding for station improvements at the Forest Glen and White Flint Metrorail stations to remain a priority in the county’s construction-projects budget.

County Executive Marc Elrich last month recommended deferring $14.7 million from the White Flint and Forest Glen stations projects and pursuing funding from the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, which operates the regional subway system.…

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The testimony we gave last night at the CIP council hearing.

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Sheila Barton, Resident Board Member, gave the following testimony at the County Council CIP hearing last night.

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Sheila Barton (left) testifies last night at the County Council CIP Hearing

Good evening. My name is Sheila Barton. I have been a resident board member of Friends of White Flint for two years and currently serve as treasurer.…

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County Executive’s CIP Budget Released

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The CIP Budget is Montgomery County’s Capital Budget. We’ve been studying the CIP budget and talking with county officials about the CIP budget since it was released a few days ago. You can read the budget details here. Below are some of the parts of the CIP that most affect the White Flint area.…

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White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m

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The rescheduled White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting (Monday’s meeting was cancelled due to snow) will be held Thursday, January 17, 7 pm, at the Shriver Aquatic Center.

The agenda includes:

  1. Introductions
  2. Development and Infrastructure Updates
  3. White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)
  4. White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)
  5. Sketch Plan Presentation Update: VOB/Nissan/Capital One properties
  6. Other topics: Mary Ward: Public facilities
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Interesting, Educational Articles to Start the New Year

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Transforming the White Flint area into a walkable, vibrant, smart growth area isn’t a mere whim. It’s based on solid research and thought-out policy. The following top ten blogs on Montgomery Planning’s The Third Place are interesting, educational articles that discuss the backbone principles of the burgeoning transformation of the Pike District.…

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Dee Metz, White Flint Coordinator, Retiring January 24

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You may not have known Dee Metz nor known of her behind-the-scenes work to make the White Flint Sector Plan a reality, but Dee Metz was, quite simply, one of the greatest drivers of the White Flint transformation, and she will be missed. Her email announcing her retirement is below.

It is with mixed feelings that I am announcing my retirement at the end of January. …

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Montgomery County Expansion of Dockless Bikeshare Program Starts in North Bethesda

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) last week expanded its dockless bikeshare program by making “e-bikes” available in North Bethesda. The County established a pilot dockless bikeshare program in Silver Spring and Takoma Park last year.

During the first year of the pilot period, adjustments to the program were made based on public input that greatly reduced the number of reported concerns.…

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Highlight’s from last night’s Implementation Committee Meeting

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Last night, the White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting included many updates of interest to  folks in the White Flint area.  Here are the highlights:

Dockless bikes/ebikes/scooters are coming to the White Flint area, including Twinbrook and Rock Spring.  You’ll start seeing them as early as this month! Lime Bikes will be the vendor.…

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