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: MCDOT

Eat at ShopHouse – Raise Funds for Friends

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On Tuesday, Apr 28, from 5pm – 9pm, you’ll have the  opportunity to fill your stomach with delicious food while filling the coffers of Friends of White Flint. Simply enjoy dinner at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen in Pike & Rose on April 28th from 5pm to 9pm and mention Friends of White Flint, then ShopHouse will generously donate half of the cost of your meal to Friends of White Flint.…

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Realigning and Constructing Main/Market Street and Executive Blvd

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On Thursday, March 12, the Montgomery County Planning Board will discuss the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT’s) project to reconfigure a portion of the existing roadway network in the Pike District. The project includes roadway realignment and construction of new road segments for Main/Market Street and Executive Boulevard extended. This is also known as the Western Workaround.…

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The Community Wants Old Georgetown Road Designed Per the Sector Plan

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The beauty of the White Flint Sector Plan has always been in the way the entire community has come together to embrace the work being done here.  It’s exciting that, after all this time, we’re still going strong as a community, together.  

Yesterday, we tendered a letter to the County Executive that has been joined and signed by sixteen stakeholders who have been working toward a better White Flint.  

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Time For Our Leaders To Walk Across Old Georgetown Road

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That smoke you see rising over White Flint isn’t from (prohibited) autumn leaf burning, it’s the flame war that has erupted over the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s plan to plunk a “commuter thoroughfare” in the middle of the new walkable, sustainable, bikeable White Flint Sector Plan. Of course, like everything MoCo, it’s not that simple, and the flames obscure a significant trust issue that no one’s talking about.

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MCDOT is Sabotaging the Western Workaround

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Friends, we’ve got a problem…  (stay tuned to the end of the post where you can click to take action – or you can click right here).

When the White Flint Sector Plan was adopted in 2010 after years of collaboration between residents, property owners, county officials and civic leaders, it was hailed as a triumph of responsible, sustainable development. 

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Pedestrian/Bicyclist Advocacy

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Our last Friends of White Flint meeting was focused on pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and ways we can improve them in the short-term.  Although the White Flint Sector Plan does include robust improvements in this realm, we don’t anticipate seeing many of them immediately as they’re parts of larger infrastructure and other redevelopment projects.  

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Bike Infrastructure & More at the Implementation Committee Meeting

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Last week, the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee held their monthly meeting and, after preliminary and general updates, we finally got more information on the latest plan for Woodglen Drive.  Here are our notes from the meeting:

  • Not much development activity since last month. Only item is that the Goddard School on Edson will be filing in the near future.
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FoWF Advocacy

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Friends of White Flint is the only independent organization that represents the entire range of stakeholders impacted by the redevelopment of White Flint. When we create a position, we tap into the residents, businesses and landowners in and around our area in order to build consensus. Our advocacy often occurs in person and over the telephone but, last week, we had the opportunity to send letters on three topics at issue within county government.  

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Update: MCDOT’s plan for Nebel Street

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In January, we reported that MCDOT had plans to calm traffic and improve the travel experience on Nebel Street.  Engineer Kyle Liang of MCDOT was at the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee to share some ideas on how that might look, and he returned this month with an update on their thinking.

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Chapman Avenue, Extended

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The enhancement of the street grid throughout White Flint is going to both improve connectivity and act to diffuse traffic that presently has fewer travel options.  We’ve written extensively about the planned Western Workaround, which will straighten Executive Boulevard on the west side of Rockville Pike and add new Market Street.  

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