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


Montgomery County Provides Guidelines for Businesses to Prepare for Phase 1 Reopening

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Montgomery County began Phase 1 of its reopening at 6 a.m. Monday, June 1, as outlined in County Executive Marc Elrich’s Executive Order. To assist businesses to prepare for the transition, the County has developed reopening guidelines. These guidelines are designed to foster a safe environment for businesses and their employees and customers. …

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Montgomery County Opens Up on Monday!

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles today announced critical benchmarks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been achieved, allowing the County to begin a gradual reopening. Phase I will start this Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. The County plans for an incremental reopening, based on public health data. …

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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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County passes capital budget that includes funding for Woodward re-opening

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The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve the County’s $5.8 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Operating Budget and a $4.4 billion FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) to fund school construction, infrastructure improvements and community projects. The Council’s focus throughout its budget work was on providing continuity of services for County government and residents.…

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Federal Introduces The Pick-Up Nationwide To Support Re-Opening And Beyond

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In anticipation of a phased re-opening for shopping center tenants in the coming weeks, Federal Realty Investment Trust, the owner of Pike & Rose, is launching The Pick-Up, a curbside, contactless exchange. This new initiative creates a singular, reliable, centralized service that retailers and restaurants of all sizes can take advantage of, particularly well-suited for small businesses. …

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Tonight — Advancing the Pike District Online 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.

Here is the link to the meeting:

https://mcp-events.org/pikedistrict519

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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Montgomery County Requirements for Reopening

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(Thanks to Adam Pagnucco and Seventh State for much of this post.)

When Governor Larry Hogan announced a phase 1 reopening of Maryland’s economy on Friday night, several local jurisdictions (including MoCo) declined to go along. County Executive Marc Elrich said, “If there’s an uptick in cases, our hospitals can’t withstand an uptick… We will change the rules as soon as the science says we can change the rules.…

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Some cool independent, local restaurant news

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Java Nation

They are participating in the movement to feed first responders and those on the front lines in our community who are heroically and selflessly fighting COVID-19.

By donating and sending meals to those on the front lines, you are also supporting their local restaurant, which means they can keep their doors open and employees working.…

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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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