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


Tag Archives: Gables Residential

Yay! Gables has received preliminary and site plan approval!

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Gables Residential has received Preliminary Plan and Site Plan approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board for Gables Pike District. The approval is for 521,000 square feet of new development comprised of up to 476 apartment homes and 31,000 square feet of retail. Plans include three interconnected buildings, two new streets, and a new parking garage that will serve the adjacent Wall Park and Montgomery County Aquatic Center along with the new development.…

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Open spaces, lovely places

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You’ve probably been in the parking lot of the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (KSAC), or at least you’ve seen it as you drive past the swim center. But imagine that rather than acres of striped asphalt there is lush green grass, inviting park benches, a winding path through the forest.

Open spaces are an important promise of the White Flint Sector Plan, and Wall Park can be the Pike District’s first new prominent green space. …

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Notes from the last Friends of White Flint Meeting

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** The following are draft minutes of the meeting held on September 3, 2014 of the Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint.  These minutes will remain in draft form until approved at the next Board meeting.  In the meantime, please email suggested edits to Info@WhiteFlint.org **

 

Draft of Minutes of the September 3, 2014 Friends of White Flint Board of Director’s Meeting
2014 Board of Directors Meeting
September 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Georgetown Village Condominium Community Room

 

Board members include Howard Feldman, James Schaeffer, Chad Salganik, Amber Tedesco, Suzanne Hudson, Francine Waters, Bill Carey, Barnaby Zall, Todd Lewers, Brian Downie, and Kristi Smith.  

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Updates on Gables Residential Project

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**Post is updated to correct information about the Western Workaround, VOB property, and the phases of the Gables Project**

 

In lieu of Gables Residential bringing their White Flint site plan to the Planning Board in the near future, Ed Meder, from Gables Residential, presented their plan to the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Committee this past week.…

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Get to Know Gables White Flint

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The mixed-use project proposed by Gables Residential is highly anticipated by White Flinters because of the promise that surrounds it.  If you’ve been to one of my talks or programs*, you’ve seen my demonstration of how a public/private partnership will result at once in the improvement of our street grid, creation of a huge public park and the build-out of a residential community with restaurant and retail mixed right in.  

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Updates from May White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting

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Nkosi Yearwood began the committee meeting by discussing updates on the various development projects:

  • Saul Centers’ White Flint sketch plan was approved April 17th by the Planning board.
  • North Bethesda Gateway development is moving forward after the sketch plan was amended last year. The preliminary site plan was amended 3 weeks ago and will be coming to the Planning Board in the near future.
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The timeline: Cranes over White Flint

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Part of an occasional series looking at how the new White Flint will come together.

Cranes are rising over White Flint as the vision of the White Flint Sector Plan becomes a reality. But while some projects are humming along towards opening day, others are proceeding more slowly. In our next Timeline post, let’s take a look at the status of four local developments in various stages of planning and construction.…

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Planning Board to Hear White Flint Projects

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At least four White Flint projects have hearings scheduled before the Montgomery County Planning Board in coming months:

  1. North Bethesda Gateway, a project from ProMark and Foulger Pratt, will have a hearing on their Sketch Plan Amendment (32011002A) on October 3rd.  As BethesdaNow.com has reported, the amendment increases residential density and decreases office space.
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Can Wall Park become more than a parking lot?

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Wednesday night, representatives from Montgomery Parks led a community discussion about how to renovate Wall Park. While some residents were concerned about losing parking spaces and impacts to the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, others were excited about the park’s potential.

Today, the 11-acre park is home to the Shriver Aquatic Center, a small playground, a stand of trees, and a big parking lot.…

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White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting Next Monday, 9/9/13

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After a summer break, the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee has its next meeting coming up on Monday, September 9th.  Scheduled for 7pm in the multi-purpose room at Shriver Aquatic Center, the agenda includes updates on projects by Gables, FRIT and White Flint View as well as an update on Bus Rapid Transit and the Woodglen Drive improvements.

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