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

WJ Moratorium Review at the Planning Board Thursday

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The Planning Board will review the annual schools test next Thursday, which will determine if a school cluster (including the Walter Johnson cluster) would be placed in moratorium and if a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision could be submitted .

The staff report can be found here and recommends the Walter Johnson cluster be put in moratorium for one year because WJ is at 129.3% of capacity.…

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Update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

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The White Flint Implementation Committee will not meet for this month. Below are several implementation updates for you.

Recent Planning Board Approval: VOB-Nissan (Sketch Plan/Preliminary Plan)

Under Review: Wilgus Sketch Plan

Under Construction: Pike & Rose Office Building and Arrowwood at North Bethesda Center/LCOR

Staging Allocation Request (SAR): The Board is scheduled to approved a new staging allocation for Offutt Estates (at the end of Hillery Way) for 5 residential units on June 20.…

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Flash BRT MD 355 Open Houses – June 26 and 27

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH. MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about FLASH on MD 355 and see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts, and estimated costs.

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What’s happening this week with the Western Workaround

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Western Workaround/White Flint West construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning June 2, 2019

The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 under the previous contract as Phase 1B still awaits completion. This work should finish in summer 2019.

  • PEPCO electrical construction located on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance has been completed—the contractor will return once PEPCO has installed a new power pole; the County is waiting on PEPCO’s schedule for pole placement.
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Montgomery Parks Launches E-Bikes and E-Scooters Pilot Program

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Montgomery Parks launched a pilot program on June 1, 2019 to permit electric bicycles (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters) on certain Montgomery Parks hard surface trails. Montgomery Parks will evaluate the use of e-bikes and e-scooters on selected hard surface park trails to determine if the pilot program should be made permanent, rescinded or modified to be best integrated into parks’ countywide hard-surface trail system

According to The Washington Post, the six-month pilot will allow e-bikes with speeds up to 20 mph and e-scooters with speeds up to 25 mph on the Rock Creek Trail, Sligo Creek Trail, the Matthew Henson Trail, the Long Branch Trail and the Northwest Branch Trail.…

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Great news! Council votes to fund second White Flint metro entrance and votes against Ride On service cuts!

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Thanks to the County Council for voting for funding the second White Flint metro entrance! This is wonderful news as it will allow us to have $2.9 million in funding ready to go for design of this project once we get the Concept Study back from WMATA this fall. Friends of White Flint advocated hard for this funding.…

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Bus Route Cuts in the Pike District/White Flint area?

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County Executive Marc Elrich has proposed cutting service on some of the Pike District’s busiest bus routes, Ride On Routes 46 and 38. There’s a vote on Thursday—let the County Council know cutting buses in the White Flint area isn’t okay. Call or email them here: https://t.co/T1F3dVcB2l

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Building Moratorium in the White Flint? No, Thanks.

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Dear County Council and County Executive:

As you know, the Walter Johnson cluster is poised to go into moratorium July 1 because it will be 120% overcapacity. Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit organization composed of residents, businesses, and property owners, strongly urges you to find a solution that would prevent this moratorium.…

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There is Still Time to Register for Bike to Work Day or Take a Cycling Class

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There is Still Time to Register for Bike to Work Day!
Make sure to register for the North Bethesda Pit Stop at Pike & Rose! We will be in the parking lot of REI. Along with our great host, Pike & Rose,we will welcome new and seasoned cyclists on Friday, May 17, beginning at 6:30 am until 8:30 am. …

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Have you heard? There might be a building moratorium in the WJ Cluster.

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This potential building moratorium has probably flown under your personal news radar, but it could have real consequences in the Pike District. Basically, Walter Johnson High School and five other school clusters could be placed under a one-year residential building moratorium July 1 because the schools are at 120% or more of their student capacity.

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