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


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Get your restaurant fix via take-out or delivery

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Looking for a new take-out option or wondering if an old favorite is open?

Then visit the Pike District restaurant list where you can find a comprehensive list of White Flint/Pike District area restaurants that offer pick-up and/or delivery.

Visit Montgomery also has a list of Montgomery County restaurants, including those in North Bethesda, on its MoCo Eats site.…

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Will we see you online at our May 19th Community Meeting?

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Friends of White Flint and the Montgomery County Planning Department will hold an online public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 19 to discuss the Advancing the Pike District project.

This project builds on the vision established by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan and will analyze elements of urban design, economic development, and transportation in the Pike District.…

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An update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

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Yesterday, Nkosi Yearwood of the Planning Department sent the following update.

Development Moratorium: As you are aware, there is a current development moratorium for the Walter Johnson cluster. The Planning Board will receive the updated schools test information in late June.

Development The preliminary plan for the Wilgus property, which is the vacant property that is west of Towne Road and between Montrose Road and Montrose Parkway, will be reviewed by the Planning Board in the near future.…

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Bike and Walk on Beach Drive

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Remember — Little Falls Parkway (from Mass Ave to Arlington Road) and Beach Drive (from Knowles Ave to Connecticut) from Friday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m. will be closed to automobile traffic and open them to walkers, runners, bikers and scooters! (Friends of White Flint advocated for the opening of Beach Drive to pedestrian and bikes, and we’re delighted that Beach Drive will open for recreation during this pandemic.)…

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District 16 Delegation Asks for Route 355 Crosswalk Repairs

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In a recent letter to the State Highway Administration, Senator Susan Lee and Delegates Mark Korman, Ariana Kelly, and Sara Love wrote:

… In recent months, we have received increased reports of crosswalks along MD 355 that are in need of maintenance. In the attached document, we have compiled a list of crosswalks that warrant your office’s attention. The

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Strathmore can entertain you during your home stay

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Please also keep a close eye on Strathmore’s Facebook page as the central home for live and recorded video content to brighten your days of social distancing. 

Join Strathmore on their Facebook page for their Live from the Living Room series! Catch short, uplifting performances every Wednesday at 7:30pm from their talented AIR artists.…

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More Covid-19 Info from the County

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Just in case you haven’t gotten this information from county emails or social media, here’s some important info on the coronavirus from County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles.

Dear Montgomery County Resident,

In our County’s ongoing effort to keep you informed of the latest, most critical and accurate information, I would like to explain a bit from a medical standpoint about the process regarding testing for COVID-19.…

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Stay safe and healthy

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Closures and updates on novel corona virus/COVID-19
County Executive Marc Elrich announced yesterday that based on the state school superintendent’s guidance, all public schools will be closed March 16-27. (MCPS officials expect to announce plans for makeup days on Tuesday, March 17.) 
Other closures are as follows:

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Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Pedestrian Improvements

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Budgets are tight and people are still getting struck by cars, so let’s look at some low-cost, quick-to-install pedestrian improvements. Not after a year of study. Not by over-engineering a project until it’s unaffordable. Not by letting perfect get in the way of good enough. Let’s use these tested, vetted methods to make pedestrians safe and walking accessible to all in the Pike District.…

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So many events, so little time

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Event # 1

Event #2

The Montgomery County Council will host a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Wheaton High School auditorium to hear from residents about safety issues they are encountering on roadways and sidewalks and in crosswalks. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to talk with councilmembers about areas of concern in the community and to learn more about the county’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals of Vision Zero.…

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