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


A university in the Pike District? Sign us up!

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The Washington Post article Prince George’s overtakes Montgomery as top job creator in Maryland suburbs discusses the possibility of a new University of Maryland (or other institution) campus in White Flint. This would be an extraordinary addition to the Pike District and we have our fingers … and toes … crossed.…

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The County Executive’s CIP Budget

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Yesterday, the County Executive released his proposed capital budget, called the CIP or Capital Improvements Program budget. In the North Bethesda area, there are 19 projects totaling $458 million. That said, many of the projects have no funding. You can learn more by clicking here.

We’re happy there are funds for the White Flint fire station and the Western Workaround but very disappointed the County Executive recommended no funds for a second metro entrance.…

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Development Update

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Pete Fosselman of the County Executive’s Office presented this development update at last week’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee. It’s a great summary of what’s going on in the Pike District.

White Flint/Pike District Updates January 2020

PUBLIC PROJECTS

  • The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) continues to advance the Bus Rapid Transit (FLASH) corridor of MD 355 from the adopted Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan.
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Curious about the re-opening of Woodward High School?

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Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Division of Construction is wrapping up the Schematic Design phase and beginning the Design Development phase for the reopening of Charles W. Woodward High School project.

In previous work sessions, in which the designs of building and site amenities were discussed, they received a lot of helpful feedback and input from various stakeholders and agencies.…

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It’s Winter Restaurant Week!

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Enjoy delicious lunch, dinner (or brunch at select restaurants!) during Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week, January 10 – 19!

Participating restaurants choose how many courses to offer and the price for their prix fixe menus. You choose the restaurants you want to visit based on what fits your budget and your taste buds.…

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Councilmember Riemer’s 5 Point Plan to Power Up Montgomery County’s Economy Features White Flint

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We’re delighted that Councilmember Riemer put economic development in the White Flint/Pike District/North Bethesda area as one of his top priorities! Below is the the part of his plan about North Bethesda.

2. North Bethesda Economic Development

Our County has an expansive vision for an urban corridor up and down Rockville Pike.…

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Is Northern Virginia leaving Montgomery County (and the Pike District) behind?

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Friends of White Flint Board Member Jonathan Pilley of Push-Pull Decorative Hardware was quoted in this important Washington Post story, Northern Virginia’s economic growth risks leaving Maryland suburbs behind.

The scene is dreary at what’s left of Montgomery County’s White Flint Mall, the site that Maryland hoped would lure Amazon to build its second headquarters.

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Places to Go, Things to Eat

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From EdibleDC

New favorites and old loves abound in the southern Montgomery County towns, and the rise of new apartment and condo housing with abundant new restaurant space has brought new clusters of walkable gastronomic exploration.

In the neighborhood now called North Bethesda, the retail and residential development has been nothing less than meteoric, as a recent walk-around revealed.…

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