Monthly Archives: December 2008
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.”
After some discussion about whether the meetings of the Steering Committee are subject to Open Meetings and Public Information laws, staff has informed the Steering Committee that all meetings will be open, with public participation, and that minutes will be posted online after the meetings.
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:
Alternates (the actual role of Alternates is still unclear, but Chairman Hanson apparently envisioned them participating fully in the Steering Committee):
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.
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.…
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.…
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.…
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: