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


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Bethesda North Conference Center Garage Construction Starts Soon!

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As we’ve posted before, the new Conference Center Garage starts construction this summer. The garage will replace the existing North Bethesda Conference Center surface parking lot with a six-level parking structure containing 650 parking spaces. Click here for the Planning Department’s staff report.

The garage is part of the Western Workaround which builds a grid system of streets in that part of the White Flint area.…

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The presentations from last week’s community meeting

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For those of you who had to miss last week’s Friends of White Flint community meeting or for those of you who want to take another look, here are the links to the slide show presentations from Federal Realty Pike & Rose Phase 2 (Jay Corbalis), Saul Centers West (Brian Downie), Gables (Eddie Meder), Conference Center Garage (Tina Benjamin), Western Workaround (Bruce Johnston), and White Flint 2 (Nkosi Yearwood.)  Enjoy!…

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Many meaningful meetings (well, two meaningful meetings, but I like alliteration)

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There are two important upcoming meetings in which you might want to participate. If you want to have input into the creation of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan and learn more about the many upcoming transportation projects in the White Flint 1 sector, these are the meetings to attend. (Friends of White Flint will be there, of course, and we’ll advocate at the meetings and report via our blog what transpired at the meetings.)

  • A public meeting on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 7 9 p.m.

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Thank you, MCDOT

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Friends of White Flint wants to thank MCDOT for their wonderful response to the concerns of the Planning Staff and FOWF about the Western Workaround.  MCDOT staff agreed with almost everything the Planning Staff and FOWF had recommended, and we salute their commitment to a walkable, transit-oriented, bicycle-friendly Pike District.

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Western Workaround Testimony

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Below you’ll find the testimony from Friends of White Flint on the Western Workaround Mandatory Referral that’s going before the Planning board today.  Bottom line, FOWF strongly supports the Planning Staff’s recommendations to make the Western Workaround more pedestrian and bike-friendly and to ensure it fits the White Flint Sector Plan. 
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Western Workaround — Important Report

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Phase 2 of the Western Workaround  Mandatory Referral will be reviewed by the Planning Board on September 10. The report, which was released on Friday, is available here:  http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2015/agenda20150910e.html.

Please take a moment to browse through this report and give Friends of White Flint your thoughts by COB today, September 8, so we can testify on Thursday in a way that best represents a majority of our members’ viewpoints.  …

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Bike in the Pike

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From Bethesda Now:

The Planning Board hopes Montgomery County will add bicycle accommodations — possibly another cycle track — to the new street grid it hopes to start work on soon in the White Flint/Pike District.

Planners and the Board reviewed the county Department of Transportation’s plans for the Western Workaround on Thursday.…

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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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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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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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