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

The County is Listening… (And So Are We)

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

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Montgomery County Government wants to hear your ideas!  To collect them, the County has launched engageMontgomery, where you (yes, you) can submit suggestions and ideas for improving our community.  Read the input of others, add comments of your own, upload photos to make your point and vote on ideas you like best.  …

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Join FoWF at Happy Hour on January 29th!

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 What comes to mind when you think about making the suburbs “hip?”   Whether it’s shifting land use patterns, investing in transit or other ideas you’ve conjured yourself for a reimagined Montgomery County in the 21st Century – we want to hear them!  Over a drink!

 Here are the details:

Tuesday, January 29th at 5:30pm

Seasons 52 in White Flint, 11414 Rockville Pike.  

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Transportation Funding is a Hot Button Issue

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Transportation funding is the hot button issue engaging lawmakers of late.  They’ve had a summit in Annapolis and are considering various ways to raise revenue but no solutions have yet been agreed upon.  It looks like lots of options are on the table – read more at Bethesda Now: http://www.bethesdanow.com/2013/01/17/county-council-searches-for-transportation-funding-options/.…

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Notes from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting, January 14, 2013

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Around 40 community members, business owners and developers were in attendance at the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting held on January 14, 2013, at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center.  The bulk of the meeting was spent on ProMark and Foulger-Pratt’s presentation of the Sketch Plan Amendment for North Bethesda Gateway.  …

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White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting, 1/14/13

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee will next meet on Monday, January 14, 2013.  Meetings begin at 7pm at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center at 5900 Executive Boulevard in Rockville.  The public is welcome to attend!

From the Montgomery County Parks & Planning Website, the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee is:

Property owners and residents from within the plan area, civic and homeowners associations from surrounding residential communities, transportation management representative, and Executive Branch staff were appointed to this overview committee by the Planning Board on September 30, 2010.  …

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Growing MoCo’s tree canopy has health, economic rewards

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Trees are an important part of any urban environment, providing shade, oxygen, and even calming traffic. Of course, they’re also great to look at. As a result, protecting and expanding Montgomery County’s tree canopy has been a growing issue in recent months.

A study done by the University of Vermont for the Montgomery County Planning Department found that while half of the county is covered by trees, the county’s urban areas have a much smaller tree canopy.…

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Transit on the Brain

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On the heels of today’s Transportation Summit in Annapolis, transit and its funding are on the brain.  White Flint’s success is reliant on a solid transit infrastructure.  If you’re interested in local transit issues, Montgomery County has a public-private Transit Task Force working toward a comprehensive rapid transit system.  Learn more about it by following the below link:

http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/cex/transit/

 

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