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


MCDOT Announces Ride On extRA on Route 355

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Ride On announced that in October it will launch a new, limited stop, higher speed bus service on Maryland Route 355 called Ride On extRa,  It will provide a faster option for bus riders during rush hours, making only 12 stops between the Medical Center Metrorail Station in Bethesda and the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg.…

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Check out the BRT and White Flint 2 presentations from our community meeting

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Here is the presentation that Nkosi Yearwood made at our April 4th Community Meeting updating everyone on the status  of and changes made so far on the White Flint 2 plan. (Click on the image below to view his presentation.)

And here is the presentation that Darcy Buckley of MCDOT made concerning Bus Rapid Transit or BRT.…

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Montgomery County Media Covered our Community Meeting

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WHITE FLINT RESIDENTS GET UPDATE ON NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS 

White Flint residents received updates on transportation proposals for their North Bethesda neighborhood Tuesday night.

About 25 people attended the Friends of White Flint meeting, at AMP by Strathmore, where the focus was on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan.

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REI at Pike and Rose Opens Later This Month!

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REI invites you to stop by their new store at Pike and Rose when it opens April 25, and join them for the Grand Opening celebration, April 28–30. Enjoy REI Outdoor School classes & activities, music, food, beverages, giveaways and more.  Doors open at 10am Friday & Saturday, and 11am Sunday.…

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Bike to Work Day is May 19th! Join us at the Pike and Rose Pit Stop!

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Make sure to register for the North Bethesda pit stop at the new location at Pike & Rose for Bike to Work Day!  Bike to Work Day will welcome new and seasoned cyclists on Friday, May 19 from 6:30 am until 8:30 am.  Friends of White Flint will be there, so join us at this exciting event for breakfast, great prizes provided by local businesses, and a chance to win a free bike!

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Hope to see you tomorrow night at our community meeting!

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It’s going to be a wonderful meeting with presentations on Pike District Transportation Projects by MCDOT and White Flint 2 by Nkosi Yearwood.  We’ll also talk about our new Resident Ambassador initiative, Property Owner Updates, and our Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaigns.

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The Future of Aging Office Buildings

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Montgomery Planning Department publishes an interesting blog called The Third Place. In planning, the third place is the social realm separate from home and the workplace, an inclusive forum for dialogue crucial for civic engagement and community building.

One of their recent blogs discussed the future of aging office buildings.…

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What happened at last week’s White Flint 2 Worksession

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The Planning Board discussed financing options for the White Flint 2 area during their March 23rd worksession.  Via their presentation, the planning staff said that there are $181,717,000 worth of White Flint 1 special tax district funded improvements planned.

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The established tax rate is $0.103 per $100 of assessed value in the special White Flint taxing district.  …

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County Executive Announces “Flash” as Winning Name for BRT

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today announced that “Flash” is the winner in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) contest to select a name for the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System. MCDOT’s two-month contest provided residents the opportunity to choose from three suggested names or propose their own, and “Flash” received the most votes.…

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