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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A quick summary of the January Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting

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Below is a quick summary of last night’s White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee. (We attend and report so you don’t have to come out in the cold and rain. Just one of the many benefits of being a part of Friends of White Flint.)

  • Gables White Flint will be taking their preliminary plan and site plan to the Planning Board most likely during the first or second quarter.
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Lessons from New York City

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Last week, my kids had a day off school so we decided to take an impromptu long weekend in New York City.  Now, the funny thing about being so deep in the weeds on White Flint over the last few years is that this work has started to color how I see the world around me.  

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RESCHEDULED: White Flint Community Walking Tour

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Although pedestrians must often walk in foul weather, it isn’t the ideal condition for a community walking tour.  Since tomorrow’s forecast is calling for near-certain rain, we are rescheduling the White Flint Walking Tour to Saturday, October 25th at 9:15am.  We’ll still meet at the Pike Central Farmers Market, we’ll still take about a one-mile walk around White Flint to talk about how it feels to walk and bike around here, and, we’ll still be joined by former Governor Parris Glendening of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute.…

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Visual Representations of How People Move around Cities

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The exercise app, Human, recently complied user data that shows maps of the various activities people use to transport around 30 different cities across the world.  The app detects activities such as walking, running, cycling, and driving in the background of one’s IPhone.  The app is one year old and the developers complied all the data since the app was created to create these visualizations on their site.…

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Another Step Forward for the Mall

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White Flint Mall redevelopment took yet another step forward earlier this week.  In the Mall’s ongoing dispute with Lord & Taylor, a federal appellate court ruled Monday that redevelopment need not be delayed while the rest of the lawsuit proceeds.  We have shared, over the last several months, the rulings that led to this one.

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The 20-Minute Neighborhood

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What if you could reach everything you could possibly need within 20 minutes of leaving your front door?  This is a movement that is stretching across the globe – from Melbourne, Australia, to Portland, Oregon – and is exactly what we’re talking about for little ol’ White Flint, Maryland.  A 20-minute neighborhood offers food, schools, parks and transit within a short walk from your home.  

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Friends of White Flint’s CIP Testimony

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Last night, FoWF Board Member Chad Salganik presented testimony before the County Council on the Capital Improvement Programs Budget.  If you haven’t chimed in yet, it’s not too late — email your support of White Flint projects to County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

Testimony of Friends of White Flint

February 5, 2014

Public Hearing on Montgomery County Capital Improvements Program Budget

Good evening, Councilmembers. 

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MCDOT Plans Changes for Nebel Street

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**After you finish this piece, please see the update from 3/12/14 by clicking here.**

On Tuesday morning, Kyle Liang of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation attended the latest meeting of the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee.  He shared that MCDOT has been focused on improving pedestrian safety on the east side of the White Flint Sector and will begin with a project on Nebel Street.

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What Bike Infrastructure Looks Like

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Arlington, Virginia, has been a regional leader in smart growth.  With high-density, mixed-use development along transit lines, they are an example worth monitoring as we implement the White Flint Sector Plan.  Because they are out of space to build new roads, and their transit capacity is slowing in growth, Arlington needed to find other ways to move people.  

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