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

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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Report: More Than Half of County’s Renters Are Saddled With Excessive Housing Costs

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From Bethesda Beat

More than half of Montgomery County renters are paying too much for housing, with costs often gobbling up more than 50 percent of their annual incomes, a new study found.

The report slated for delivery to Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday also showed that the county is suffering from a shortage of 20,000 affordable rental units.…

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What was discussed and decided at last week’s White Flint 2 Work Session at the Planning Board.

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The June 8th White Flint 2 work session was a short meeting (relatively speaking) but a productive one.  Nkosi Yearwood was unable to complete his presentation, so look for a part-two for this work session in the near future.

First, Chair Casey Anderson invited various developers, lawyers, and community members to speak.…

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Tell ’em what you think about their bikeway recommendations

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The Bicycle Master Plan Team of the Montgomery County Planning Department invites the community to comment on their preliminary bikeway recommendations for the Montgomery County’s Bicycle Master Plan on their Bikeway ReactMap.
Users can view the map legend, review a brief description of bikeway facility types and add comments about the bikeway recommendations. 
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Important Upcoming Events

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  1. Walkable Wednesday, a tour of the Pike District that discusses what makes it easier and more difficult to walk safely and conveniently. June 7, 7:30 pm. Meet at the White Flint metro station.
  2. White Flint 2 Work Session on staging, schools, and zoning. Thursday, June 8 in the late morning.
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Here’s what the new Tilden MS will look like

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As reported in Bethesda Beat:

Architectural plans for a building combining Tilden Middle School and Rock Terrace School show a multi-part structure with shared recreation and learning spaces.

“We want to make this building one building, but we also want each school to have its own identity,” architect Paul Falkenbury told members of the Montgomery County school board this week.…

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What happened at last week’s marathon White Flint 2 work session

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During a 3 1/2 hour work session (yes, you read that correctly– it was a long but productive session), the planning staff and board as well as property owners and community members discussed the following Executive Boulevard, Parklawn South, and Montrose North District issues:

Pickford Properties

Everyone was in agreement that the idea of building residences on top of light industrial was a novel one that should be pursued and executed.  …

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