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: White Flint Mall

Where Should the White Flint Post Office Go?

Posted on by Lindsay Hoffman

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As we’ve reported before, the US Postal Service is planning to leave White Flint Mall before it redevelops and they’re looking for a new site for our local post office.  Options are limited, though, because many of the prime possibilities are also slated for redevelopment and, therefore, not ideal for the 5-year lease the USPS seeks.  

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Where will the elementary school be located? It may be too soon to tell.

Posted on by Amy Donin

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A letter from the Board of Education that was sent to the Planning Board at the request of Montgomery County Public Schools was the highlight of a Garrett Park Estates/White Flint Park Citizen’s Association meeting on Wednesday. Accordingly, Bruce Crispell, director of long range planning for MCPS, as well as Nkosi Yearwood and Brooke Farquhar from the Planning and Parks departments were there to explain the history of the school site and answer questions.…

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White Flint Elementary School Site Up for Discussion

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As the plans for a redeveloped White Flint Mall make their way through the planning process, the issue of reserving space for a future elementary school has returned.  The White Flint Sector Plan calls for 3.6 acres just south of White Flint Mall to be held for this purpose.  Presently, the site is a surface parking lot.

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Another update on the post office

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As BethesdaNow.com and the Gazette reported, the United States Postal Service sent another letter which serves as final notice that the post office currently located in White Flint Mall is moving, although the final location is still yet to be determined. According to the letter, they plan on providing the same services as the current location (which we were told at the community meeting held by USPS would involve retail services with two counters), and would like to stay as close to their current site as possible and within the same zip code.…

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How can White Flint draw local businesses?

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When Federal Realty Investment Trust announced the first six restaurants that will open at Pike + Rose, the mixed-use development at Rockville Pike and Montrose Road, some people were upset they were all chains. Will there be a place for local businesses in the future White Flint?

Representatives from Federal Realty say their goal is to create an interesting array of shops and restaurants, regardless of what they are.…

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The Decline of the Indoor Mall

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Particularly for long-time residents of Montgomery County, the changes at White Flint Mall have been striking.  Dark storefronts and demolition have taken the place of a once-vibrant shopping center.  But, as we’ve discussed before, the decline of the indoor mall is a trend sweeping the country.  This week, WTOP published another article focusing on this trend.…

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Bloomingdale’s Interested in Returning to a New White Flint

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It was a dramatic scene when the Bloomingdale’s building at White Flint Mall, which had stood since the mall opened in 1977, was demolished earlier this year.  But, shoppers need not despair.  The Mall’s owners revealed last week that Bloomingdale’s is open to return once the property has been redeveloped!

This new information was revealed during the course of a lawsuit pending between White Flint Mall and its other anchor, Lord & Taylor.  …

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An Update on the White Flint Post Office

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On July 10th, the US Postal Service hosted a meeting to discuss the possible relocation of the post office at White Flint Mall.  Although we were told  that public comment on the subject was welcome for 30-days, the USPS transmitted a letter outlining their decision yesterday, August 1st.  Addressed to Ken Hartman, Director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, the letter states that “[a]fter further assessment and input from community members, the Postal Service is proceeding with its new facilities project.  …

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Tell the USPS where you want White Flint’s post office to be

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On Wednesday, the United States Postal Service held a meeting to gather input from the community on where the post office, currently located in White Flint Mall, will be. USPS currently has a lease with the mall, which ends on May 31, 2014. USPS was under the impression that Lerner, who owns White Flint Mall, would be happier if USPS vacated the mall sooner.…

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Friends Around Town

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Your Friends have been out in the community over the last month and we’re grateful to our partners for engaging us in these fascinating opportunities.  Dan Reed and I were both panelists during a Montgomery Housing Partnership breakfast focused on social media in community engagement.

Rob with speakers

Rob Goldman (President of MHP), Brandon Jenkins (Popularise.com/Fundrise.com), Dan Reed (FoWF and JustUpThePike.com), Lindsay Hoffman (FoWF) & Evan Glass (Moderator & MHP Board Member)

Montgomery Housing Partnership’s mission is to expand and preserve affordable housing in Montgomery County – something that will become an issue in White Flint if the county truly wants to draw a younger demographic.  …

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