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

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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What the WFDAC discussed at its meeting Tuesday

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Here’s what the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee talked about it at is monthly meeting held this week.

The committee first took a behind-the-scenes tour of Pike and Rose Phase 2.

The consulting firm chosen to help develop and guide the committee’s BID report to the council and executive said they were starting to interview stakeholders.…

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Two, yes two, White Flint 2 work session summaries

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April 27th Work Session 

The Planning Staff made a presentation to the Planning Board on Transportation and Staging.  You can read the Planning Staff memo here.  Below are a few of our favorite slides, and you can see the entire slide deck here.

There was considerable discussion about the proper place for the circulator/shuttle in the staging plan.  …

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White Flint 2 Work Session Thursday, April 27

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The Planning Board is holding the sixth White Flint 2 work session Thursday, April 27th in the afternoon. This session will focus on Transportation and Staging,

Here is the summary from the staff report for this work session:

Staff will present updated results of the transportation analysis performed in support of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan Public Hearing Draft Plan according to the procedures in the recently adopted 2016-2020 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) for Local Area Transportation Review (LATR).…

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What you missed at Monday night’s Implementation Committee Meeting

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There will soon be an application to allow Saul Centers East to have an animal boarding facility.

The next White Flint 2 worksession is Thursday, April 27th in the afternoon.

Francine Waters, White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

BID (Business Improvement District) enabling legislation was passed by the state legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.…

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1) More on a Pike District Bid 2) Implementation Committee Meeting Tonight

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Bethesda Beat wrote a terrific story (even with the misspelling of the FOWF’s executive director’s name) about the enabling legislation passed by the state to allow BIDS to be formed, including in the Pike District.

Forming White Flint Urban District Could Get Boost from New State Legislation

A BID could act as “cheerleader” for Pike District, local advocate says

White Flint advocate Amy Ginsberg daydreams about holding 5K races and happy hours in the area’s Pike District.…

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MCDOT Announces Ride On extRA on Route 355

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Ride On announced that in October it will launch a new, limited stop, higher speed bus service on Maryland Route 355 called Ride On extRa,  It will provide a faster option for bus riders during rush hours, making only 12 stops between the Medical Center Metrorail Station in Bethesda and the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg.…

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The Future of Aging Office Buildings

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Montgomery Planning Department publishes an interesting blog called The Third Place. In planning, the third place is the social realm separate from home and the workplace, an inclusive forum for dialogue crucial for civic engagement and community building.

One of their recent blogs discussed the future of aging office buildings.…

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What happened at last week’s White Flint 2 Worksession

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The Planning Board discussed financing options for the White Flint 2 area during their March 23rd worksession.  Via their presentation, the planning staff said that there are $181,717,000 worth of White Flint 1 special tax district funded improvements planned.

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The established tax rate is $0.103 per $100 of assessed value in the special White Flint taxing district.  …

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