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 & Rose

Mt. White Flint Rises

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You might not know it now, but traffic-choked, overhead-wire-tangled Rockville Pike actually sits atop an ancient trail that follows the ridge of a local chain of hills. Who knows what tales the buried stones could tell, echoing the movement from white-tailed deer paths, to indigenous peoples’ footprints, to settlers’ wagon tracks, to the arrival of the first smoky, noisy automobile?…

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Federal Realty Requests Sign Variances at Pike & Rose

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Construction for phase one at Pike & Rose is becoming more visible as it rises above the barrier fencing that surrounds it.  Presently, that fencing is covered by a cheap, green mesh but Federal Realty thinks it can do better.  To upgrade the look, though, they’ll need approval for a variance from the Sign Review Board.…

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Pike Central Farmers Market Returns This Saturday

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It seems we’ve finally left winter behind and, along with sunshine and warm breezes, we are very excited to welcome the Pike Central Farmers Market back to White Flint!  Reopening for their second year this Saturday, April 13th, the market will feature over 40 local farmers, food artisans, meat and seafood vendors and much more.  …

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See White Flint grow over time

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Today, White Flint is a regional employment and shopping destination. Tomorrow, it could be a new downtown for Montgomery County. But just a few decades ago, White Flint was just a rural crossroads. Using aerial photos from Google Earth and the county’s Geographic Information Services, or GIS software, we can track the development of White Flint over time.…

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Bike Maryland’s 16th Annual Bicycle Symposium – February 27, 2013

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Bike lanes and bike-share are at the heart of White Flint.  In fact, one of the enumerated aims of the Sector Plan is to “improve the pedestrian and bicycling environment.”  But, there’s a lot of room to grow on both of those points.  The State and County are responsible for road improvements around White Flint that will incorporate bike and shared-use lanes but most are yet to be funded.  …

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“Real doors” give human scale, house-like benefits to apartment living

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Houses have their perks: a yard, a private entrance, and a sense of individuality. Apartments have theirs as well: they’re affordable, low-maintenance, and have lots of shared amenities. What if you could get best of both worlds? Several new apartment communities being built in White Flint do just that with something called “real doors.”

What are “real doors”?…

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Pike + Rose: the stakes are high, but the benefits could be huge

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Federal Realty’s mixed-use developments have transformed suburbs from Bethesda to San Jose. But the size and ambition of their newest project, Pike + Rose in White Flint, will test the limits of creating an urban place from scratch.

Last week, the Rockville-based developer unveiled their plans for Pike + Rose, a new neighborhood that will be built over the next several years at the former Mid-Pike Plaza shopping center at Rockville Pike and Montrose Parkway.…

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rePIKEalization – an Update on Pike and Rose

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rePIKEalization: changing the perception of Rockville Pike

Federal Realty Investment Trust  has coined a new term to go along with its development at Pike & Rose: rePIKEalization.  The image reinforces Federal Realty’s vision for the White Flint District and was highlighted at their recent Phase 2 Site Plan and Preliminary Plan Amendment Pre-Submission Meeting. …

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