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

Implementation Committee discusses Western Workaround

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee held its monthly meeting before a packed crowd Monday night at the Shriver Aquatic Center in Wall Park. The main topic of discussion was the Metro Pike Center development at Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road, which we’ll talk about in more detail later this week.…

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Learn more about Montgomery County’s Nighttime Economy Task Force

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The county’s Nighttime Economy Task Force has been in the news since February, and has met several times already to “examine policies, resources and amenities that address Montgomery County’s nightlife offerings.”

To learn more, check out the Task Force’s website, which includes information about the group’s workplan and sub-committees and members.…

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Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting Next Monday

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Next week is the second week of the month, which means it’s time to mark your calendars for White Flint meetings!

On July 8th at 7:00pm, the Implementation Advisory Committee will hold their monthly meeting at Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center. B.F. Saul/Saul Centers, who owns the Metro Pike Shopping Center (home to sweetFrog, Dunkin Donuts, and 7-11) as well as the Staples and adjacent buildings across the street, will be presenting their sketch plan to the committee.…

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Councilmember Berliner’s FAQ on BRT

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Councilmember Roger Berliner, whose District includes White Flint, has been circulating a set of Frequently Asked Questions to constituents who contact his office about the Bus Rapid Transit plan for Montgomery County.  We find it to be a fantastic primer on the issues at hand and thank him for sharing it!…

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“Always on the defensive”: A cyclist on biking in White Flint

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For White Flint to become a great urban place, it needs a great pedestrian and bicycle network. But today, it’s not always an easy place to get around by foot or bike. Recently, I had an e-mail interview with Mary Ward, a White Flint resident and cyclist who has become an advocate for better pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.…

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A Letter from Councilmember Berliner on the western workaround

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Councilmember Roger Berliner wrote the following letter to Montgomery County Department of Transportation Director Arthur Holmes regarding the 35% design for White Flint’s streets. You can read the text below, or view the PDF here: Councilmember Berliner WF Letter to Director Holmes 6-18-13.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
OFFICE OF COUNCILMEMBER ROGER BERLINER

CHAIR, TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY, & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

June 18, 2013

Dear Director Holmes,

Thank you and other members of the Administration for agreeing to host a meeting with developers,
your staff, and state transportation officials to discuss the western workaround road network for the
White Flint Sector Plan.…

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White Flint biennial report transmitted to Council and County Executive

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Last Thursday, June 13, the Planning Board approved transmittal of the White Flint Biennial Report to the Council and County Executive. This report is required as part of the monitoring requirements of the sector plan to evaluate which goals are being met and which are harder to achieve, as well as what improvements should be incorporated into the county’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget.…

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Want better streets in White Flint? Tell the governor, says MCDOT

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White Flint’s future as an urban place depends on a street network that welcomes people on foot and bike, not just in cars, and roads that are pleasant to spend time in, not just move through. But Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation may not make getting there easy.

On Monday, MCDOT representatives gave a presentation to the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee about the Western Workaround, a network of new streets on the west side of Rockville Pike.…

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Notes from the Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting 6.11.2013

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The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee (WFDAC) met again on Tuesday, June 11 at the Rockville offices of Federal Realty Investment Trust. The agenda included general updates, a briefing on the Washington Gas Communications Tower, a few new items of business, and more information on subcommittees. Here are the details:

 Updates

** Peggy Schwartz, Transportation Management District – Bike to Work Day was a big success, there were between 15 and 17 pit stops in Montgomery County alone, including a pit stop at the NRC.…

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New Sketch Plan, Road Designs to be Unveiled June 10th

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee will have its monthly meeting next Monday, June 10th, at 7pm in Wall Park/Shriver Aquatic Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.  The agenda is packed with work and it’s poised to be an eventful evening.

First, Foulger-Pratt and ProMark will present their proposed sketch plan for a piece of property on the southwest quadrant of Nebel Street and Marinelli Road.  …

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