Archives December 2008

Upcoming Staff material for Steering Committee

After Steering Committee member Paula Bienenfeld made a request for materials, Staff has now informed the Steering Committee that additional materials will be available soon:

 Dan Hardy will have a draft Appendix on transportation available for next week’s meeting. The draft may address “all details regarding traffic modeling, PAMR, LATR, Metro, etc.”

 And the design guidelines are “making progress on a draft” which should be available “early in 2009.”

Barnaby Zall

Steering Committee members

I can’t find a listing anywhere of the members of the new White Flint Steering Committee (which was appointed to replace the former, much larger White Flint Sector Plan Advisory Group). So here is a list:

Perry Berman

Paula Bienenfeld

John Fry

Natalie Goldberg

Evan Goldman

Daniel Hoffman

Ken Hurdle

Arnold Kohn

Rod Lawrence

Ed Rich

Peggy Schwartz

Andy Shulman

Michael Smith

Bob Stoddard

Barnaby Zall

Alternates (the actual role of Alternates is still unclear, but Chairman Hanson apparently envisioned them participating fully in the Steering Committee):

Dave Frieshtat

Suzanne Hudson

Barnaby Zall

Happy New Year

I want to wish everyone in our White Flint group a happy and healthy New Year.  I look forward to working together and enjoying our making White Flint a better place, not that it isn’t fine now.

David Freishtat

Upcoming Planning Board Public Hearings on White Flint Plan

The Planning Board will hear public comments on the latest draft of the White Flint Sector Plan, beginning with a hearing on January 12, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., in the Park and Planning Headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.

You can submit comments in writing or apply to testify at the hearing. Applications and more information can be found at the Planning Board’s White Flint Planning page.

Barnaby Zall

Upcoming Steering Committee Meeting

The new White Flint Steering Committee will hold its first meeting at 7PM, on January 6, 2009, in the MNCPPC Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring.

 Items to be discussed include: procedures and expectations, schedule, and focus of the Steering Committee.

 If you have items or concerns to be discussed, please contact a Steering Committee member. You may contact me directly at, or by phoning 301-231-6943.

 Barnaby Zall

Marion Clark

On Thanksgiving Day, we lost a friend and colleague: Marion Clark.

Marion was the facilitator for some of our neighborhood discussions, and was the staff member responsible for many of the “green” issues: green buildings, tree cover, permeability and so on. She was also a friendly and generous person, and I will miss her.

Barnaby Zall

Latest Draft of White Flint Sector Plan

The Planning Board has released the latest draft of the White Flint Sector Plan for review prior to the beginning of public hearings (first hearing is January 12, 2009, in Silver Spring). The draft is available in two formats — the Planning Board’s proprietary viewer, and in Adobe .pdf format (requires freely-available Adobe Reader):

 Click Here for Planning Board viewer

Click Here for .pdf download

Earlier versions of the Sector Plan are still available on the White Flint Planning page: 

Barnaby Zall