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: New Urbanism

Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines

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The Montgomery Planning Department is working on The Urban Parks and Public Spaces (UPPS) Design Guidelines to create inviting, easily accessible, attractive, comfortable, and safe public spaces. When complete, the Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines will be a companion document to the Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan (EPS) Plan.…

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Are we building enough homes?

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In a recent post on Greater Greater Washington, Dan Reed for Just Up the Pike shows that White Flint is second in Montgomery County for the number of residential units in the pipeline with 3,827 homes waiting  to be built.

If you add all of the county’s master plan or sector plan areas up, there were about 47,000 homes that have been approved to be built as of May 2018.…

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Take the survey – tell the Planning Department what you think Randolph Hills placemaking should include

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Better Block will be on the ground in Randolph Hills through October 2018 as part of an engagement and master planning effort with Montgomery County Planning Department. We’re working to bring your ideas to life and make a more walkable, vibrant place to live and work. Please fill out the survey below and share with anyone else you think may be interested!…

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Belated (but still great) pics from the recent walking tour of White Flint

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Yeah, the tour was two weeks ago, but there’s been so much news we haven’t had a chance to post the photos from the Coalition for Smarter Growth’s walking tour of White Flint.  We loved listening to Chris Conklin from MCDOT, Councilmember Roger Berliner, Ken Hartman from the Bethesda Regional Services Center, and Mickey Papilon from Pike and Rose teach a large crowd of walkers about the ever-changing, wonderful Pike District/White Flint area.…

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Be part of the Planning Department’s Placemaking Event at the Randolph Hills Shopping Center

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The Montgomery County Planning Department invites the public to a kick-off meeting to launch the White Flint Placemaking effort in the Randolph Hills area. Hosted in partnership with the Better Block Foundation, this evening event will feature a keynote presentation about community placemaking by Better Blocks CEO Jason Roberts.

The meeting will be held Wed.

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How much do we love this new mid-block crosswalk?

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Thank you, MCDOT, for our beautiful brand new mid-block crosswalk on Marinelli between the Conference Center and the Grand/Wisconsin buildings!  We’ve been working with MCDOT for a year to create this crosswalk, and we couldn’t be happier to see it installed. It’s a boon for walking convenience and safety.  (Of course — be careful and be sure no cars are zooming through as you cross.)

There’s more pedestrian improvements to come through our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign, so stay tuned!…

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Will you be joining us Saturday for an educational and interesting walking tour of White Flint?

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) is hosting a walking tour that explores White Flint’s rapidly developing strides in livability and walkability on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am to 12 noon.

Featured speakers include District 1 Councilmember Roger Berliner; Chris Conklin, Deputy Director for Transportation Policy; Ken Hartman, Director, Regional Services Center; Mickey Papillon, Vice President – General Manager, Pike & Rose; Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director of Friends of White Flint; and Pete Tomao, Montgomery County Advocacy Manager – Coalition for Smarter Growth.

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White Flint: A walkable win · Hosted by Coalition for Smarter Growth

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The Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) is hosting a walking tour that explores White Flint’s rapidly developing strides in livability and walkability on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am to 12 noon.

As the new Pike & Rose development moves forward and residents make headway on more accessible, visible crosswalks through our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign (PikePeds,)  you’ll see firsthand what’s changed and what’s left to be done to make White Flint more resident- and pedestrian-friendly.…

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Placemaking’s power to build healthier, happier communities

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From an interesting report called The Case for Healthy Places:
From obesity and chronic disease to depression, social isolation, or increased exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants, communities around the world face pressing health challenges that are far different than those we’ve experienced in the past. Along with unprecedented rates of chronic disease, which affect half of all American adults and include conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 Diabetes, and certain types of cancer, Americans are also facing tremendous mental health challenges today.…
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Friends of White Flint and Amy Ginsburg are featured in a podcast!

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Friends of White Flint Executive Director Amy Ginsburg had the privilege of being interviewed by Jordan Cooper for his Public Interest Podcast. Here is the link if you’d like to hear Amy and Jordan talk about the redevelopment of the Pike District and Amy’s career in the nonprofit/public service sector.…

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