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: December 2019

Last chance to support Friends of White Flint in 2019

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Ten percent of all charitable giving occurs in the last three days of the year. Can we count on you to make a contribution to Friends of White Flint during the last hours of 2019?

Quite simply, we exist because people like you make generous donations to our organization. No money, no mission.…

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Some new additions to Montrose Crossing (which is located in the White Flint 2 plan area)

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A Home Depot is scheduled to come to Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center, a Montgomery County permitting official confirmed Thursday. This one will be different than the typical Home Depot home-improvement store in that it will specialize in custom kitchen and bathroom designs. The store will be at 12087 Rockville Pike, a space formerly occupied by Golf Galaxy.…

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Montgomery County Activates Newest HAWK Beacon where the Trolley Trail crosses Tuckerman Lane

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This past Monday, Montgomery County activated a new crosswalk beacon called a Hawk signal at the spot where the popular Bethesda Trolley Trail intersects with busy Tuckerman Lane. HAWK stands for high intensity activated crosswalk.

This is the fourth pedestrian beacon of its kind constructed by MCDOT in the County. HAWK beacons flash yellow when a pedestrian presses the signal button, then turn solid yellow and finally red to stop oncoming motorized vehicles; pedestrians are then given a walk signal.  The newest HAWK beacon was installed following a fatal collision involving 31-year-old Jennifer DiMauro at Tuckerman Lane and the Bethesda Trolley Trail crossing. 

“As part of our ongoing effort to improve pedestrian safety, we are committed to pursuing many types of treatments that are relevant to specific road crossings,” said MCDOT Director Chris Conklin.…

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In the spirit of Christmas, enjoy these photos of the NoBe Market Santa Experience

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The NoBe Market Plaza turned into the North Pole this past weekend as Santa paid a visit to all the kids in Rockville! Believers enjoyed hot chocolate and free photos with Santa Claus before he headed out for the holidays!

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The Pedestrian Master Plan marches forward

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The Montgomery County Planning Department recently presented to the Planning Board an update on the Pedestrian Master Plan, including a summary of initial efforts to educate the community about the plan and inform the board of the community members chosen for the plan’s Pedestrian Advisory Group. The Pedestrian Master Plan is a comprehensive project to improve pedestrian safety and comfort across Montgomery County.…

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Good-bye, Shoppers Food Warehouse

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From The MoCo Show

With the Shoppers banner currently being marketed, UNFI has determined it will not be renewing its leases and as a result will be closing the Shoppers White Flint store location at 5110 Nicholson Lane in Kensington. The White Flint store will begin liquidation on December 27th and is expected to close on January 16th, 2020.…

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Kudos to MDSHA for this improvement in focus on multi-modal transit.

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Context Driven – Access and Mobility for all Users

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Context Guide is a planning and design resource offering practitioners guidelines focused on creating safe, accessible, and effective multi-modal transportation systems.  MDOT SHA developed a unique set of six context zones based on the distinctive land use characteristics of Maryland communities. …

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Will you support us during this season of giving?

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We only ask you donations once a year; it’s just how we do things. But even though we only ask you for your support during the end-of-year period of giving, it doesn’t diminish the terrific importance of your financial support.

Quite simply, we exist because people like you make generous donations to our organization.…

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A wonderful Pedestrian Town Hall

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FOWF Executive Director Amy Ginsburg attended Councilmember Evan Glass’s Pedestrian Town Hall Saturday. The council room was packed with people from every corner of the county who want better and safer walking conditions.

At the Town Hall, we were told that 600 — yes, 600 — people have been injured or killed in pedestrian-automobile crashes in 2019.

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