Comments Off on Congratulations, Victoria Kosmides!
As promised, every Friend who joined or renewed their membership in 2014 was eligible to win two vouchers in the President’s Box at Strathmore for the performance of their choosing! Congratulations to Victoria Kosmides – our grand prize winner!
There will continue to be great opportunities for our Friends of White Flint! … Read More
Comments Off on Urban Road Code PASSES!
Dear Friends – I love going out with a bang! First, we made great progress on the issue of Old Georgetown Road’s design and now, the County Council has ensured that county roads in our urban nodes will have stricter requirements to ensure pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
Yesterday, the County Council voted unanimously to enact the amendments to our Road Code that we’ve been telling you about for nearly a year. … Read More
Jeff Speck is one of our nation’s leaders in city planning and urban design. A month or two ago, he wrote the following:
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the single best thing we can do for the health, wealth, and integrity of this great nation is to forbid the construction, ever again, of any traffic lane wider than 10 feet.
Comments Off on Lowering Speed Limits Saves Lives
Vox.com is one of the newer online news outlets and they cover a range of topics. Over the last week, however, they’ve run pieces focused on a few New Urbanist trends around the country. One particularly striking image highlights how much public space we turn over to cars – and, therefore, how little is left for the rest of us.… Read More
Comments Off on White Flint Post Office to (Finally) Open!
It’s official! According to BethesdaNow.com, White Flint’s post office will reopen for business in its new location at 5056-B Nicholson Lane on Monday at 9am. The wait, attributed to post office boxes that didn’t fit the new space, is finally over! Click here for more information!… Read More
Comments Off on This Friday: Deadline to Help Shape Rapid Transit
From our friends at Communities for Transit (click here to see their full page on this important subject):
NOMINATE YOURSELF: Serve on a Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committee
Do you think Montgomery County needs better public transit? Do you want to help County planners design a bus rapid transit system that is cost effective, reduces trip times for riders, and makes it safer to get to stops?… Read More
Comments Off on Holiday Tree Lighting at Pike & Rose, November 21st
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Yesterday, Kelly Blynn (our friend from Coalition for Smarter Growth) posted a great piece on the status of our county’s Rapid Transit project. Like Old Georgetown Road, it’s critical that this infrastructure is built properly the first time both for efficiency and to responsibly use our tax dollars. Kelly lays out where we are and includes references to White Flint — our stretch of MD-355 is scheduled to be one of the first routes built. … Read More
Comments Off on La Madeleine and other openings
As the first big redevelopment to see the light of day, Pike and Rose has become a great preview of things to come in White Flint! When I’m out in the community, I’m most often asked when a few key restaurants are planning to open. While updates are always available on the Pike and Rose website, here are some for you now:
La Madeleine will be opening at the corner of Grand Park Avenue and Old Georgetown Road, across the street from Del Frisco’s Grille (which is now open), in late December or early January. … Read More
Friends of White Flint has been working for years to ensure that a built White Flint will reach its greatest possible potential. We do this by educating and engaging our community and advocating at all levels. Our greatest asset? Our members.
No other organization spans the entire range of stakeholders like Friends of White Flint. … Read More