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

Why the Death of the ‘Burbs is Great for the Pike District

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The suburbs as we’ve known them ever since Lucy and Ricky moved to the country are dying. And that means great success for the Pike District.

You don’t need to a Ph.D in economics to know that our reliance on e-commerce has resulted in the closing a wide variety  of bricks and mortar stores.…

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Urbanism Themes for 2017 and Beyond

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Forbes Magazine projected what urban areas can expect in the near future, and many apply to the Pike District.  You can read the full article here but here are the highlights that relate most to the White Flint area:

The expectation of urban revitalization.  2016 may be the year we recognize that urban revitalization is no longer the exception, but the rule.…

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Join Greater Greater Washington for happy hour in White Flint this month!

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It’s time for the next Greater Greater Washington (GGW) happy hour! You probably read their blogs and social media posts regularly. So here’s your chance to join them next month in White Flint for drinks and conversation with contributors and readers.

The happy hour is Tuesday, January 17 from 6-8 pm at Owen’s Ordinary, located at Pike and Rose at 11820 Trade Street. 

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Survey Says:  More than 70% in the Pike District Would Walk More If It Were Safer

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In a survey of 100 area residents conducted in November by the Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign, an overwhelming majority of respondents said they would walk more in the Pike District, if only it were safer

Other revealing findings from the survey include:

70% say driver inattention to pedestrians is the most dangerous obstacle.…

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Fascinating article about why places like the Pike District are where people want to live over the next ten years

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According to a new ULI report, Demographic Strategies for Real Estate, “surban” communities—suburban neighborhoods offering the most desired features of urban and suburban living—will attract the most households in the United States over the next ten years. (In case you missed the obvious conclusion because you haven’t had your morning coffee, the Pike District is a classic example of a “surban” community.)

“Surban” developments will replace shopping centers – More retail stores will be transformed into places that sell experiences, rather than goods, and more development will combine housing and retail to satisfy consumer demand for places that offer convenient, car-free shopping.…

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Friends of White Flint and the Pike District is in the NY Times

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Check out this terrific article about the Pike District in the New York Times.  Friends of White Flint, Pike and Rose, the Gables, and East Village are all mentioned in the article.  Don’t want to click through to read the piece? We’ve included it below.

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