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

Add your voice to the conversation!

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Please attend the Friends of White Flint Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 pm at Federal Realty, 1626 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville.  We look forward to seeing you, hearing your ideas, and discussing issues important to the Pike District.

On the agenda:

  • Update from property owners on what’s going on and what’s going up in the Pike District.

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The Mall and Amp in the News

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ICYMI, here are two interesting stories on the Pike District that recently hit the papers and blogs:

White Flint Mall SketchWhite Flint Mall: Lord & Taylor is Sandbagging White Flint Mall (Bethesda Now)

 

Amp by Strathmore

Amp by StrathmoreAmp, Strathmore’s New Music Venue, Rocks the Suburbs of North Bethesda (Express)

 

 

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Board Member Howard Feldman was ready for his close-up

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It’s Monday, it’s grey, and I had to wear my winter coat … in mid-March! … when I walked my dog this morning, so I’m a bit out of sorts. That means today’s blog post is short, sweet, and even entertaining. Watch Friends of White Flint board member Howard Feldman speak about the City of Rockville proposal to widen Route 355 on WJLA-TV last Thursday evening.…

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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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It’s all about the BID

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It was all about the BID, not the bass, at Tuesday’s White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee meeting.  Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have a wide variety of names, structures, funding mechanisms, reporting requirements, and missions, but all BIDs are connected to their local government to varying degrees and provide essential services to their area, including branding, economic development, maintenance, and community building.…

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Friends of White Flint’s Testimony on the Proposed Widening of Route 355

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Last night, Friends of White Flint testified before the City of Rockville Mayor and Council about their proposal to widen Route 355 to 252 feet. We oppose this widening for many reasons, but primarily because it will create what will no doubt become a legendary bottleneck at Montrose Road and it discourages smart growth, green space and walkability.…

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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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Are we keeping pace?

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This past Saturday, hundreds of residents, government officials, and school officials discussed how to ensure that infrastructure and growth are keeping pace in Montgomery County. The purpose of the event was to inform and engage county residents about current school and transportation planning policies and procedures, and offer the opportunity for them to meet with public officials and provide feedback about their communities.…

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