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

Free trees for White Flint/North Bethesda/Grosvenor residents

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To increase the urban tree canopy, the Montgomery Planning Department has launched Shades of Green, a program that provides free trees and planting for qualifying property owners in North Bethesda, Grosvenor and White Flint.  (Other parts of the County, too, but that’s not our focus.)

Here are the rules:

Trees cannot be planted in street rights-of-way.…

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More on Housing as Infrastructure

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Casey Anderson, the Chairman of the Planning Board, is writing a enlightening series of posts on the economics and trends that affect Montgomery County on The Third Place. Two recent ones are important enough that I want to repost them on the Friends of White Flint blog. We posted the first one titled,  Real Estate Development *Is* Infrastructure, yesterday.…

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Real Estate Development is Infrastructure

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Casey Anderson, the Chairman of the Planning Board, is writing a enlightening series of posts on the economics and trends that affect Montgomery County on The Third Place. Two recent ones are important enough that I want to repost them on the Friends of White Flint blog today and tomorrow.

This first one is titled,  Real Estate Development *Is* Infrastructure.

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Check out the plans for Executive Blvd. separated bike lanes

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MCDOT presented the plans for the new separated bike lanes on Executive Boulevard during Monday’s White Flint Implementation Committee meeting.  The final design should be completed this year with construction starting late 2018/early 2019.

You can see the entire presentation here — learn about the proposed intersections with Nicholson Lane, Strand Drive, and Woodglen Road; cross-sections showing how cars, bikes, and pedestrians will share the road, and other design details.…

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Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines

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The Montgomery Planning Department is working on The Urban Parks and Public Spaces (UPPS) Design Guidelines to create inviting, easily accessible, attractive, comfortable, and safe public spaces. When complete, the Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines will be a companion document to the Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan (EPS) Plan.…

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White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting August 13

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From Nkosi Yearwood, White Flint Implementation Committee:

Happy Summer to All: This is early notice that the White Flint Implementation Committee will meet on Monday, August 13, 2018, 7 p.m. at Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center. The primary purpose for this August meeting is to review a new MCDOT bikeway proposal along Executive Boulevard, between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive.…

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Council approves 15% MPDUs in most expensive parts of MoCo

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Recently passed MPDU Bills 34-17 and 38-17 make several changes to the county MPDU law to enhance administrative flexibility and clarify provisions of the law. These changes will take effect on October 31, 2018 and include:

Connecting MPDU eligibility expressly to household income as opposed to the MPDU sale price and financing information.…

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Federal Realty requests faster creation of Pike District amenities

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From Bethesda Beat

Earlier this month, Federal Realty’s chief executive officer sent County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council a letter airing grievances related to development in the White Flint area near Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. CEO Donald Wood complained that road upgrade projects have fallen behind schedule, progress is sluggish on creating parks and civic spaces and the county isn’t adequately following through on the goals outlined in the White Flint Sector Plan passed in 2010.…

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White Flint Implementation Committee Update

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 From Nkosi Yearwood at the Montgomery Planning Department:

The White Flint Implementation Committee will not meet in July.

The Committee typically does not meet in August unless there is an important project or issue to discuss.

The Planning Board will review two White Flint projects on July 19:

The Pepco substation at the intersection of Marinelli Road and Nebel Street.…

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Tell ’em what you think about the Randolph Hills Placemaking Event

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The Randolph Hills Shopping Center will be the site of a placemaking event in October. The Randolph Civic Association is collaborating with the owner of the shopping center, Montgomery County Planning, the Better Block Foundation, and local businesses to reimagine the Randolph Hills Shopping Center over a weekend. From October 8-11, there will be community led design and build activities.…

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