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

Zoning Rewrite Project

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Are you interested in how zoning codes work? 

Is it important to you to have modernized zoning codes? 

Are you interested in learning about the changes to the zoning codes of Montgomery County?

If so, then come learn about the Zoning Rewrite Project from the Montgomery County Planning Department at one of the following open houses:

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Finding the Right Balance

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Something we’ve been demanding for White Flint is that we strike a balance when creating spaces for people to get around.  This means that car shouldn’t be king – nor should any other group.  We must find ways to encourage people to walk and bike, but also acknowledge that many will still drive (and need to park).  

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Make Way for the Fire Station!

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BethesdaNow.com reports, with a photograph, that demolition has begun on Randolph Road and Maple Avenue to make room for the eventual ‘governmental hub’ of White Flint.  Montgomery County will build the White Flint fire station (which will replace the station currently on Rollins Avenue) and police substation on Randolph Road between Rockville Pike and Maple Avenue.  …

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Updates from White Flint Sector Implementation Advisory Committee

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Since the Jewish holiday, Passover, falls on the next White Flint Sector Implementation Advisory Committee meeting date of Monday April 14th, there will be no Implementation Advisory Committee meeting this month.

N’kosi Yearwood, White Flint’s lead planner, sent along updates on projects and planning happening now around the White Flint District that you can find below:

Development Projects

  • Saul Centers White Flint is going to the Montgomery County Planning Board on April 17.
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FoWF Advocacy

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Friends of White Flint is the only independent organization that represents the entire range of stakeholders impacted by the redevelopment of White Flint. When we create a position, we tap into the residents, businesses and landowners in and around our area in order to build consensus. Our advocacy often occurs in person and over the telephone but, last week, we had the opportunity to send letters on three topics at issue within county government.  

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Updates From the Great MoCo Bike Summit

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We attended the Great MoCo Bike Summit on Saturday. About 70 people attend the event, with about half that decided to join the community bike ride from Silver Spring along the Capital Crescent trail to the Jane E. Lawton Recreational Center in Bethesda. The event began with an introduction from Councilmember Hans Riemer.…

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County Planning Department Offering a White Flint Overview

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Interested in hearing an overview of the White Flint Sector Plan from the county’s lead planner, Nkosi Yearwood?  The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, April 9th at 3:30pm will feature his presentation.  The meeting will be at Ingleside in King Farm, 701 King Farm Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850.

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The First Great Montgomery County Bike Summit

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Montgomery County is home to many bikers, including a rapidly increasing number of individuals who use biking as their means for transportation.  Greater Greater Washington recently highlighted Rockville for prioritizing a strong and connected bicycle infrastructure across the city.  The city of Rockville has 34.3 miles of separated bikeways and 33.5 miles of shared lane designations.…

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White Flint’s Recreation Center

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The redevelopment of Wall Park is an exciting component of the Sector Plan – it’s where the Parks department hopes to replace the existing surface parking lot for Shriver Aquatic Center with an open, flexible green space. A parking garage is proposed for the north side of the building to accommodate cars.

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Enter the Visit Montgomery Photo Contest

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The Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County is hosting a fun photo contest – we’d like to see White Flint represented!   Asking us to “be a tourist in our own town,” the contest is looking to showcase everything our county has to offer for residents and visitors alike!

With prizes awarded for first, second and third place – and the grand prize entry being featured on the cover of the next Spring Visitors Guide – it’s time to dust off those cameras and use the next week wisely!

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