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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Revealed! Dan Hardy’s Appendix!

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Dan Hardy is the chief transportation planner for the White Flint Sector Plan. Today he revealed his addition to the Sector Plan: an appendix on transportation. Transportation is one of the most important parts of the new plan, and has been the focus of both recent meetings of the White Flint Steering Committee.…

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Royce Hanson on Future of Development

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Royce Hanson is the Chairman of the Planning Board (and of the MNCPPC), and has guided development thought in Montgomery County for many years. He has recently spoken out on the changing nature of development in Montgomery County and has embraced a form of the “new urbanism” effort which is popular in urban planning circles.…

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Just Announced! Next meeting of the Steering Committee

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Nkosi Yearwood of the Planning Board staff has just announced that the next meeting of the White Flint Steering Committee will be held at the MNCPPC offices in Silver Spring on February 4, 2009, at 7PM. The topic? A hot one: transportation.

Dan Hardy, the brilliant transportation analyst who doubles as head of the Research Department, will present his appendix.…

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New Article on White Flint Implementation Authority

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Wednesday’s Gazette newspaper had an article on the differing views over whether to have a separate entity helping to oversee the implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan, including quotes from the Steering Committee’s Dave Freishtat and Planning Board White Flint Staffer Nkosi Yearwood, among others:

http://www.gazette.net/stories/01212009/bethnew192815_32477.shtml

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More on Traffic Mitigation

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At its meeting on Tuesday, the White Flint Steering Committee had a brief “executive summary” of successful traffic mitigation efforts near the “trip capture area” of the Metro station (focussing on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 50% reduction in commuter automobile use). In 2003, the Planning Board conducted a preliminary study of vehicular trip reduction in the area; the study was not definitive, and only indicated that further refinement of the data was warranted.…

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Next Meeting of the White Flint Steering Committee

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The next meeting of the White Flint Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 4:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the same place as the prior meeting: Federal Realty Investment Trust, 1626 East Jefferson Street, Rockville (behind Congressional Plaza).

A special guest will be County Council Member Marc Elrich, who will be presenting his proposal for Bus Rapid Transit in Montgomery County.…

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Notes from January 13, 2009 Meeting of Steering Committee

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Here are my edited notes from Tuesday night’s White Flint Steering Committee meeting. For more information on the meeting, see earlier post on this meeting.

I wrote these notes, so any mistakes are mine. They were circulated for comment before posting and Committee members did suggest several changes.

Notes from January 13, 2009, meeting of White Flint Steering Committee  [.pdf version]

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Last Night’s Steering Committee Meeting

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Last night (Tuesday, January 13, 2009), the White Flint Steering Committee met to discuss issues in the White Flint Public Hearing Draft Plan. Fifteen of the seventeen Committee members attended. The meeting was a spirited two-hour discussion, focussing mainly on transportation issues.

The Steering Committee meeting was called to determine if it was possible to identify issues on which a consensus could be forged, and others which should be brought to the Planning Board’s attention as “conflicts.” The Committee did find a strong consensus on a number of points, and conflicts on several others.…

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