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


An informative, interesting, standing-room-only community meeting

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More than sixty people crammed into the Shriver Aquatic Center this week for our informative Community Meeting. We were grateful that Councilmember Andrew Friedson and MCDOT stopped by, and we heard interesting updates on development and the Western Workaround.

MCDOT, the County Executive’s Office, and MCEDC mentioned many websites full of information important to Pike District/White Flint residents.  As requested, here they are:

Western Workaround Updates
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/projects/whiteflintww/index.html
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/whiteflint/  Twitter #WhiteFlintWest

New Arrowwood Apartments near Harris Teeter
http://www.whiteflint.org/2019/01/14/latest-rendering-of-arrowwood/

Grand Park Proposed Development on Old Georgetown Road
http://www.whiteflint.org/2019/02/12/grand-park-project-drawings/

Wall Park Redesign
https://www.montgomeryparks.org/projects/directory/wall-park-renovation-plan/

Safe Routes to School
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-PedSafety/SRTS/home.html

Montgomery County Economic Development
Amazon Video on White Flint
White Flint Information
White Flint One-Pager
White Flint Redevelopment Projects Brochure

White Flint 1 Sector Plan
https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/communities/area-2/white-flint/
https://www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/whiteflint/documents/WhiteFlintSectorPlanApprovedandAdopted_web.pdf

White Flint 2 Sector Plan
https://montgomeryplanning.org/planning/communities/area-2/white-flint-2-sector-plan/

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Saturday’s Pike District Promenade — Weather is not looking good

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Once again, our monthly Pike District Promenade looks like it will be cancelled due to snow and rain on Saturday. Please put on your calendar March 16 (and cross your fingers for warm, sunny weather) for the next Pike District Promenade.

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Grand Park Project Drawings

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The developers of the Grand Park/Kiltrock project on Old Georgetown Road (the current location of VOB Nissan and Capital Bank) presented their latest drawings at the January White Flint Implementation Committee meeting. Here are some of the more interesting ones. As you can see, they have emphasized pedestrians and activated spaces and provided land for the start of the long-promised civic green.…

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Remember — FOWF Community Meeting is Tomorrow, Feb 12, 7 pm, Shriver Aquatic Center

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We have an informative and interesting community meeting planned for tomorrow night. Hope to see you at 7 pm, February 12, at the Shriver Aquatic Center.

District One Councilmember Andrew Friedson will start us off. Pete Fosselman, the Master Plan Coordinator, Office of the County Executive, will provide a development update followed by Mickey Papillon of Federal Realty who will speak about the Western Workaround.…

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Now You Can Ice Skate at Pike & Rose

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A new ice-skating rink is now open on the roof terrace at the Canopy by Hilton at Pike & Rose. Two hours of skating time and skate rental cost $14 for children and $17 for adults and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The rink will support Mel’s Rink Foundation, which provides mentally and physically challenged children and adults with athletic training, development and play space.…

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The testimony we gave last night at the CIP council hearing.

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Sheila Barton, Resident Board Member, gave the following testimony at the County Council CIP hearing last night.

Sheila Barton testifies
Sheila Barton (left) testifies last night at the County Council CIP Hearing

Good evening. My name is Sheila Barton. I have been a resident board member of Friends of White Flint for two years and currently serve as treasurer.…

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Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

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CANCELLED — White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

Monday, February 11, 7:00 pm. Shriver Aquatic Center — White Flint Implementation Committee

Development and Infrastructure Updates

Executive proposed CIP

White Flint Downtown Committee (Brian Downie)

White Flint Implementation Coordinator Report (Peter Fosselman)

Marinelli Road Bikeways (Patricia Shepherd, MCDOT)

Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson (District 1)

Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm.

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Public transportation fights obesity — one more benefit!

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From Science Daily

Public transportation systems provide numerous economic benefits for a community. An added public health bonus provided by such systems may be lower obesity rates.

A new study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech compared and analyzed county data from 2001 and 2009.…

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E-bikes become a viable transportation option for county residents every day

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From Montgomery Sentinel

NORTH BETHESDA – Marko Dolan, a local resident, rode an e-bike for the first time earlier this month because he did not want to wait for a midday bus.

He had needed to either use public transportation or travel on foot to meet a friend for lunch in Bethesda, but then he saw a group of LimeBikes near a park in his neighborhood.…

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