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

Our Questions for the Candidates

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Please find below the questionnaire we sent to at large candidates and county executive candidates. We thank you for the dozens of suggestions many of you made concerning which questions we should ask.

We ask you to complete the attached brief questionnaire so that the people who live, work, play … and vote … in the White Flint area can choose their candidates with knowledge and care.…

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A memo on Montrose Parkway from Councilmembers Berliner, Riemer, and Hucker

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

TO: Councilmembers
FROM: Council President Riemer  Councilmember Berliner  Councilmember Hucker
SUBJECT: Transportation FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program

Colleagues, it is important that we focus the County’s limited resources for transportation improvements on projects that will most efficiently move the most number of people while reflecting our goal of creating walkable, vibrant, and environmentally sustainable places.…

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FOWF’s Official Position on Possible Delay of Montrose Parkway Funding

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Montrose Parkway East is important to long-term transportation connectivity to the White Flint area. Should the County Council choose to delay funding of this road, Friends of White Flint recommends the Council ensure Montrose Parkway East CIP funds serve their original purpose — improving transportation in the White Flint area.

We strongly urge the Council to use the Montrose Parkway funding to advance the White Flint sector plan by funding essential transportation projects including the revitalization of Rockville Pike, the eastern workaround, and the second metro entrance.

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No more Montrose Parkway East?

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Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing February 15

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On January 25, 2018, the Planning Board conducted a public hearing on the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft and received testimony from more than 270 people.
The next step is for the Planning Board to review the testimony they received and to consider changes in the plan based on those comments.
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Our CIP testimony given to County Council

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This week we testified before the County Council on the CIP (Capital Improvement Projects) budget. Below is our testimony.

Good afternoon. My name is Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director of Friends of White Flint.

The 2,000 supporters of Friends of White Flint, including property owners, residents, and businesses, want the promise of the White Flint sector plans to be fulfilled. …

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Upcoming White Flint Area Meetings

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The White Flint Implementation Committee will meet on Monday, February 12, 7 p.m., at Wall Local Park/Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center. The agenda is below:

Introductions

Updates

White Flint Development
Pike & Rose
Nobe 2
Saul Centers
East Village at North Bethesda Center
Gables White Flint
North Bethesda Center
White Flint Mall
Pepco Substation

New members

County Executive FY19-24 CIP for White Flint

White Flint 2 Sector Plan

White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie/Francine Waters)

White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Dee Metz)

Other topics


The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, February 13 at 8 am at Snyder Cohn.…

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BRT on Route 355 — Alternative Routes and Stops

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You’ve been hearing about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for years and wonder when the heck it will happen. No worries: the folks at MCDOT have been busy working on this large project.  Below you’ll see some select boards from their recent Route 355 open house that contain lots of information on alternative routes, headways, and stations.…

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LAST CHANCE! What questions would you like to ask the candidates for County Council and County Executive?

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As of now, there are eight candidates working to be the next District 1 Councilmember, thirty candidates hoping to be an at-large Councilmember, and seven candidates vying for County Executive.  That’s a lot of people running for office.

Friends of White Flint wants to know what each of those candidates thinks about the transformation of the White Flint area, smart growth, transit, walkability, bike lanes, and creating a vibrant Pike District that’s attractive to residents, workers, shoppers, and diners.…

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