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: Pike District

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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Friends of White Flint and the Pike District is in the NY Times

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Check out this terrific article about the Pike District in the New York Times.  Friends of White Flint, Pike and Rose, the Gables, and East Village are all mentioned in the article.  Don’t want to click through to read the piece? We’ve included it below.

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Pike District Discussed in National Magazine

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The Commercial Real Estate Development Association published an article “Retail Streetscape Redevelopment” that featured the Pike District in their spring magazine. (You can read the part about the White Flint area below.)

Landowners Come Together in Maryland

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Property owners in the White Flint sector of Montgomery County, Maryland’s Rockville Pike corridor have proposed turning part of “the Pike” — now a typical suburban commercial strip highway — into a walkable boulevard, and have created a special revenue district to help fund the transformation.

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Urban Land Institute to provide recommendations on Pike District branding

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The Urban Land Institute, an urban planning nonprofit, will join the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee today to lead a Technical Assistance Program to discuss how to brand the developing area around the White Flint Metro station as the Pike District. The name Pike District was chosen by a group of developers, businesses and residents in 2014, but isn’t widely used by locals yet.…

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Friends of White Flint on the TV News

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It’s hot and humid enough to wring water from air, so today we have a very short blog.

On yesterday’s Fox5 news, there was a story about the litigation over White Flint Mall and what the future holds for the White Flint area.  Check it out here.

Also posted yesterday was a video about the White Flint Mall, #PickthePike, and our area on Montgomery Community Media.  …

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How do you make it easier to walk and bike around a community?

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According to this article, there are six things a community can do to encourage people to ditch heir cars and instead walk or bike as the go about their day. Here’s how the Pike District scores on each.

 

1) Stop building cul-de-sacs and bring back the grid

(Yes — the Pike District is developing a robust grid throughout the White Flint area.)

2) Change zoning rules to allow for density and mixed-use development.

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Implementation and Advisory Committee Meetings Will Not be Held This Week

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The Tuesday, July 14th White Flint Advisory Committee Meeting meeting is changed to a Board retreat.

The Monday, July 13 White Flint Implementation Committee meeting is cancelled.

Here are several updates from N’kosi Yearwood of Montgomery Planning in lieu of the Implementation Meeting:

Monitoring Report

The White Flint/Great Seneca/Shady Grove Monitoring report is going to the Planning Board next Thursday afternoon.…

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Board/Community Meeting TONIGHT!

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Just in case you’ve missed the dozen of other reminders, tonight is the Friends of White Flint Board/Community Meeting.  It will start at 7:00 pm and be held at The Forum, 11801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.  Come hungry — &pizza is delivering 40 pizzas to the meeting. (Thank you, &pizza at Pike & Rose!)

Below is the agenda:

7:00                 Call to order

7:01 to 7:05    Approval of March Minutes

7:05 to 7:10    Financial Report

7:10 to 7:25    Property Owner Updates

7:25 to 7:40    Pick the Pike District Campaign

7:40 to 8:00    Membership Fee Structure

8:00 to 8:15    Events, including Grill Night and Seniors Forum

8:15 to 8:30    Other Business…

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Where is all the office space?

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Executive Director Amy Ginsburg, here.  I’m often asked why there isn’t more office space being built in the White Flint area.  As one person said to me, “All that’s going up are apartments and restaurants. Don’t get me wrong; I love all those restaurants. But where’s the work in ‘live-work-play’?”

Yesterday, Montgomery County Planning Department released a detailed Office Market Assessment for Montgomery County yesterday that provides some answers.

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