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 special offer for twenty FoWF blog readers

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Federal Realty is very excited about the opening of Phase 2 at Pike & Rose which began with the opening of REI on April 25th!

Federal Realty would like to extend a special invitation FoWF blog readers to join Federal Realty on a hard-hat tour for a behind the scenes look at Phase 2, including detailed discussions about what’s happening in each of the six active buildings.

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Joint Statement from the Metro Coalition (of which FoWF is a member)

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We wanted you to see the joint statement below that we signed last week along with other groups concerned about Metro.

Regional groups respond to COG report and call for dedicated funding for Metro

Washington, DC — Today the regional Council of Governments (COG) accepted a report documenting Metro’s operating, maintenance, and capital needs and funding gap over the next decade, the economic value of Metro, suggested metrics and benchmarks, and an assessment of options for a dedicated source of revenues to fill the funding gaps.

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Learn about the state of the Montgomery County real estate market with Bisnow

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for more information about this wonderful event, including speakers and topics.

 

Bisnow is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Montgomery County State of the Market featuring Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson. This year they’ll bring together the best and brightest from the local commercial real estate market and the broader economy to assess the state of the Montgomery County’s real estate market, business climate, key trends, hot sub-markets, and issues ahead.…

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6116 Executive Blvd sold for $9.5 million

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As published in Washington Business Journal,

by Apr 24, 2017

A D.C- based commercial real estate firm has paid just $9.5 million for a vacant Rockville office building, a fraction of the $81.4 million the property traded for in 2005 when the eight-story office building was occupied by the National Institutes of Health.…

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The Farm Market is Back at Pike & Rose May 6!

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EXCITING NEWS! The Pike District Central Farm Market is moving back to their original home at Pike and Rose.

WHERE….Parking lot of the new flagship REI Building
WHEN….Opens May 6th
TIMES….Every Saturday 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
WHAT….Over 40 farmers and artisan food producers, live music, stuff for kids, chef demos, seating, food to consume on premises and/or take home, dog friendly, free two-hour covered parking, concierge bag service, and more!…

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White Flint 2 Work Session Thursday, April 27

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The Planning Board is holding the sixth White Flint 2 work session Thursday, April 27th in the afternoon. This session will focus on Transportation and Staging,

Here is the summary from the staff report for this work session:

Staff will present updated results of the transportation analysis performed in support of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan Public Hearing Draft Plan according to the procedures in the recently adopted 2016-2020 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) for Local Area Transportation Review (LATR).…

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Cool new metro car kiosks coming to Grosvenor metro

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As reported in The Washington Post

In sculptor’s hands, Metro’s old rail cars become kiosks

  April 20 at 5:32 PM


Tom Maher, 40, center, of Long Island, N.Y., and other Rustic Rebels employees work on a project to transform the vehicle and its parts for new use as outdoor kiosks, outdoor benches, industrial art and other useful objects.

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What you missed at Monday night’s Implementation Committee Meeting

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Nkosi Yearwood

There will soon be an application to allow Saul Centers East to have an animal boarding facility.

The next White Flint 2 worksession is Thursday, April 27th in the afternoon.

Francine Waters, White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

BID (Business Improvement District) enabling legislation was passed by the state legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.…

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We’re the 77th best place to live nationwide! (Not that it’s a surprise to those of us who live, work, and play in the Pike District)

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From Bethesda Beat

North Potomac and North Bethesda Rank Among Best Places To Live in Maryland

Potomac, Bethesda and Kensington also place in the top 10 on Niche list

 

A new online ranking names North Potomac as the best place to live in Maryland, while North Bethesda came in third.…

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1) More on a Pike District Bid 2) Implementation Committee Meeting Tonight

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Bethesda Beat wrote a terrific story (even with the misspelling of the FOWF’s executive director’s name) about the enabling legislation passed by the state to allow BIDS to be formed, including in the Pike District.

Forming White Flint Urban District Could Get Boost from New State Legislation

A BID could act as “cheerleader” for Pike District, local advocate says

White Flint advocate Amy Ginsberg daydreams about holding 5K races and happy hours in the area’s Pike District.…

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