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


Metro’s revised budget restores some service!

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Metro listened to all of us! Your emails and surveys were effective, and our advocacy worked! (Not perfectly, but pretty darn well.)

  • Rail service proposal would only reduce frequency in peak travel periods, such that trains would operate about every 8 minutes on all lines.

  • Off-peak rail service reductions originally proposed would not be implemented.

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Why the Death of the ‘Burbs is Great for the Pike District

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The suburbs as we’ve known them ever since Lucy and Ricky moved to the country are dying. And that means great success for the Pike District.

You don’t need to a Ph.D in economics to know that our reliance on e-commerce has resulted in the closing a wide variety  of bricks and mortar stores.…

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Topping off Canopy by Hilton

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This week, PM Hotel Group, a national hotel management company, and The Buccini/Pollin Group, a privately-held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company hosted a celebratory topping off ceremony for the nation’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel, the 177-room Canopy by Hilton at Pike and Rose. The hotel should be completed early next year.…

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Appeals Court Upholds Verdict in Favor of Lord & Taylor in White Flint Mall Case

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From Bethesda Beat

The Lord & Taylor store at the White Flint Mall site

The Lord & Taylor store at the White Flint Mall site

The owners of White Flint Mall have lost their appeal in a long-running court case against Lord & Taylor.

In an opinion published Tuesday, three judges of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a federal district court jury’s $31 million August 2015 verdict in favor of Lord & Taylor.…

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Highlights from the Feb. 23 WF2 Work Session

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Last Thursday, the Planning Board took up the Rockville Pike-Montrose North section of the White Flint 2 Plan, and they also reviewed a few properties on Executive Boulevard.

Some highlights:

While the staff recommended a floating zone for 6100, 6110,6116, 6120, and 6130 Executive Boulevard, some of the property owners argued for CR or CRT zoning.…

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WMATA Board Agrees To Allow Development Next to Grosvenor-Strathmore Station

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From Bethesda Beat:

A new neighborhood could rise over the next decade on the site of a surface parking lot at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station in North Bethesda.

On Thursday, Metro’s board of directors authorized the transit system to negotiate a development agreement for its 412-space parking lot with the developer Fivesquares Development of Washington, D.C.…

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Info from the Joint Rock Spring/White Flint 2 Planning Board Work Session on Schools

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On February 16, the Planning Board held a joint Rock Spring and White Flint 2 Work Session to discuss schools. You can see the slides from the staff presentation here.

Some quick, interesting tidbits from this work session:

1) The projected enrollment of students from the Rock Spring, White Flint 2, and Grosvenor-Strathmore plans:  655 additional elementary students, 277 additional middle school students, and 377 additional high school students.…

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MCPS To Hold Informational Meetings on Woodward HS Reopening

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From Bethesda Beat — Superintendent forming study group on best use of additional school space

School officials are planning a series of information-sharing meetings on the reopening of Woodward High School in Rockville.

Superintendent Jack Smith has called for a study group to discuss using the high school to alleviate overcrowding at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda and other area high schools.…

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Tell Montgomery Parks What You Want in Future Parks and Recreation

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Montgomery Parks just launched an outreach campaign called “Parks and Rec of the Future” to solicit public input. They have a dedicated online open town hall where people can very quickly and easily submit comments and/or take a survey to let them know what people would like for their parks and recreation amenities in the future.…

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