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


White Flint Metro Station Event

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You may have seen the White Flint Partnership at the White Flint Metro Station this morning.  We were handing out flyers and talking to interested riders about the on-going sector plan process.  We hope many of these mass transit users will become engaged in the Friends of White Flint in the coming weeks! …

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Staff Releases Latest Version of final Draft Plan

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On Thursday, July 16, 2009, the Montgomery County Planning Board will consider final revisions to the staff’s draft of the White Flint Sector Plan. This is the version of the Plan which the Board worked on at its last meeting on June 18. The staff included the changes the Planning Board made on June 18, and also considered the changes proposed by Friends of White Flint.…

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Summertime means Farmers Markets

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The White Flint Sector Plan describes the community amenities the Montgomery County Planning Board would like to see in the new White Flint. Among several more mundane amenities (fire and rescue, parks) is the addition of a new section on farmers’ markets. The Planning Board suggested that the County encourage a farmers market within White Flint.…

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Rockville Pike Southbound Shut Down

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Rockville Pike is the main north-south route through White Flint. It carries a heavy traffic load and an accident or traffic incident can cause chaos.

 Yet early Thursday evening, just as rush hour was winding down, traffic southbound came to an abrupt and unexpected halt. Brakes screeched, tail lights flared angrily, some cars at the end of the pack swerved violently from lane to lane, others fish-tailed between the lane markings.…

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Parking Problems Plague Rockville Town Center

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One of the models for urban-style development in Montgomery County is Rockville Town Center. The glitzy redevelopment is packed on weekends, but still some businesses are saying that people are staying away because of parking problems. Originally, parking was free in the three local garages; now it costs $1 per hour.…

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MTV’s “Real World” Comes to White Flint (no, really)

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While many others were fixated on the lead story in the Washington Post’s The Reliable Source blog, which was a book about a possible affair between Robert F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, I noticed this little piece right below:

MTV Cast’s D.C. Jobs Could Be ‘Real’ Deal


This mansion at 2000 S St.

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Commissioner Robinson’s term quietly extended

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Commissioner John Robinson is one of the most vocal and knowledgeable members of the Montgomery County Planning Board. His second term expired in June, yet he remains on the Board. Here’s a piece from the Washington Post explaining some of the background:

MoCo Quietly Extends Planner’s Term

Anne Bartlett

Never mind that the County Council and its staff knew for four years that there would be a vacancy on the Planning Board on June 15, when Commissioner John Robinson’s second four-year term expired.…

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Montgomery’s Growth Policy is Shortsighted

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As published in the Washington Business Journal, July 3-9, 2009: 

Montgomery County has released its two-year update of the county’s growth policy. The 37-page document does an excellent job of responding to the biannual requirements, and its 16 appendices are quite formidable. It presents a thoughtful, provocative look ahead for the present and future residents of Montgomery County, as Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson seeks to ensure that future development is “smart” and located near and around transit centers and corridors.…

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Staff Response to Public Hearing on Growth Policy

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At a June 22, 2009, public hearing on the county Growth Policy, 22 county residents testified, and an additional 24 residents submitted written comments (according to the Montgomery County Planning Staff, 23 of the 24 written responses were from residents of Kensington or Garrett Park). Several expressed concerns about the amount of density proposed in the White Flint Sector Plan, claiming that the growth would not be mitigated by transportation improvements.…

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Planning Board Schedule Changes

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The Montgomery County Planning Board is considering the staff’s draft of the White Flint Sector Plan. The schedule for further consideration has been fluid, since the Board was working through the staff draft in fits and starts. Another worksession was expected for July 9, and preliminary approval was expected on July 23.…

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