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


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Reinventing ‘the burbs’ with an urban twist

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The Washington Post could have been writing about the Pike District instead of Atlanta suburbs in this recent article. (In fact, the question does occur to me: why didn’t they mention the White Flint/Pike District area’s burgeoning transformation to a walkable, urban lite community?)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/city-living-in-the-suburbs-drives-housing-trend/2020/06/24/e7e52b6a-6de3-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

“Looking at the history of human settlement, it was one of mixed-use and walkable environments,” said Hull.

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Our draft testimony on the proposed new Growth Policy

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We’d love to know what you think about our draft testimony on the Planning Board’s proposed new growth policy which will replace the Subdivision Staging Policy. Please email your thoughts to info@whiteflint.org or comment on this post.

Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit organization composed of residents, property owners, and businesses, works to transform the White Flint/Pike District area into a vibrant, walkable, transit-oriented community and fulfill the vision of the White Flint Sector Plans.

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The latest MoCo Covid-19 News

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In his message Friday to county residents, County Executive Elrich said:

I know that reopening our County in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis is foremost on everyone’s mind. I want you to know that I am committed to working to protect the health of our residents as best as possible.…

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Montgomery Planning Department Drafts Major Changes to County Growth Policies

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On Thursday, May 28, the Montgomery County Planning Department will present new growth policy recommendations to the Planning Board as the update to the 2016 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP). This is the quadrennial update to the Subdivision Staging Policy, which is the county policy that balances infrastructure with growth. This update, which renames the SSP as the County Growth Policy, includes recommendations that focus on school and transportation capacities as the county’s population grows and its development needs evolve.…

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Montgomery Planning Launches MCReactMap for Advancing the Pike District Project

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The Montgomery County Planning Department recently launched an online outreach tool, called the MCReactMap, at our virtual community meeting, to allow residents and stakeholders to provide feedback about the Advancing the Pike District study area.

Advancing the Pike District is a Montgomery Planning initiative to accelerate the transformation of White Flint’s core into a walkable, mixed-use district by identifying short- and medium-term implementation-focused solutions that build on the Sector Plan’s recommendations, enhance mobility, and promote economic development, urban design and placemaking.
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Get your restaurant fix via take-out or delivery

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Looking for a new take-out option or wondering if an old favorite is open?

Then visit the Pike District restaurant list where you can find a comprehensive list of White Flint/Pike District area restaurants that offer pick-up and/or delivery.

Visit Montgomery also has a list of Montgomery County restaurants, including those in North Bethesda, on its MoCo Eats site.…

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Will we see you online at our May 19th Community Meeting?

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Friends of White Flint and the Montgomery County Planning Department will hold an online public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 19 to discuss the Advancing the Pike District project.

This project builds on the vision established by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan and will analyze elements of urban design, economic development, and transportation in the Pike District.…

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An update from the White Flint Implementation Committee

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Yesterday, Nkosi Yearwood of the Planning Department sent the following update.

Development Moratorium: As you are aware, there is a current development moratorium for the Walter Johnson cluster. The Planning Board will receive the updated schools test information in late June.

Development The preliminary plan for the Wilgus property, which is the vacant property that is west of Towne Road and between Montrose Road and Montrose Parkway, will be reviewed by the Planning Board in the near future.…

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