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


Monthly Archives: March 2013

Montouri Returns to the Drawing Board

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In December, we offered a detailed look at Archstone’s plans for the Montouri Family Trust-owned property at Nebel Street and Old Georgetown Road.  Around the same time, Archstone, a prominent apartment developer, was being sold off for parts by its major investor, Lehman Brothers.      Contrary to initial reports, the Montouri contract has been dropped putting the property back at square one.  …

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Notes from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting, March 11, 2013

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee met again this past Monday, March 11th at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center. As you may have read already, the majority of the meeting was focused on a State Highway Administration presentation concerning Montrose Parkway East (we’ll have even more on that in an upcoming article).…

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Young adults in Montgomery seek proximity to transit, jobs, hangouts

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Montgomery County community leaders want to draw more Millennials, members of the generation born between 1982 and 2000, hoping that they’ll stick around when they’re older. As they explore ways to attract twenty- and thirtysomethings, from new transit projects to more nightlife, it’s worth looking at where they live in Montgomery County today.…

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Vogons Come to MoCo

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With apologies to the late author Douglas Adams, whose birthday was celebrated by Google this week.

Meetings of the White Flint Implementation Committee are usually snoozers. The acrid smell of chlorine wafts through the air at the Shriver Aquatic Center as engineers and designers struggle to explain incomprehensible slides.

But not tonight.

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Sweet and Trendy: sweetFrog is in White Flint

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Frozen yogurt, or froyo, shops are popping up around the country – and on Rockville Pike! You can enjoy delicious (and relatively healthy) yogurt and customized toppings in a bright environment with funky décor at the sweetFrog in White Flint!

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Last week I sat down with Darshan, the owner of the sweetFrog franchise in White Flint, which just opened in November.…

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Driving down, is transit next?

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According to recently released data from the Federal Highway Administration, per capita vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) in the United States is down for the eighth year in a row, dropping by 0.4 percent in 2012. Eric Sundquist from The State Smart Transportation Initiative explains, “per capita VMT peaked in 2004 and has declined each year since then for a total decline of 7.5 percent.…

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What Local Leaders Say About Smart Growth

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At a recent New Partners for Smart Growth conference the Local Leaders Council of Smart Growth America (Geoffrey Anderson’s group, who recently came to Silver Spring at an event hosted by Coalition for Smarter Growth) gave their take on smart growth and what it meant for their community. Here are some highlights:

As a former police officer and homicide detective, I know first hand the public safety implications of the built environment.…

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CONTEST: What’s your most memorable MoCo transit experience?

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Every day, people in White Flint and across the DC area travel to work, school, or other activities. A select few are what a recent Washington Post article calls “mega-commuters,” who travel more than hour to work each day, whether by car, transit, or another mode.

There aren’t many of these in White Flint: according to these awesome maps generated from Census data, more than 90 percent of commuters in the 20852 zip code travel less than 30 minutes each way to work.…

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