Steering Committee Meeting – Jan 13

Steering Committee Meeting – Jan 13

The White Flint Sector Plan Steering Committee agreed to a second meeting next Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at 4:30PM. The meeting will be held at the offices of Federal Realty Investment Trust, 1626 East Jefferson St., Rockville.

The purpose of the meeting is to identify particular issues or concerns with the Public Hearing Draft, including matters identified in public testimony at the Planning Board hearing  the day before (for more information on the hearing, see prior posts).

The Steering Committee is taking, as its model, the process used by the former Advisory Group to produce its September 23, 2008, report to the Planning Board (for more information, see here). The Steering Committee hopes to see if there are only a few items of significant contention, which it can then refer to the Planning Board for special consideration. Some Committee members contend that it will be impossible to reach a consensus on these problems; others contend that the number of actual contentious issues is far fewer than had been feared.

For more information, contact Friends of White Flint co-Chair Evan Goldman at Federal Realty.

Barnaby Zall

Barnaby Zall


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Having attended the Steering Committee meeting of Jan 13th, I disagree with the above statement that “The Steering Committee is taking, as its model, the process used by the former Advisory Group…..” The Steering Committee agreed to get together once to discuss the differences with the Sector Plan Draft. Otherwise we are in the mode of responding as individuals in the role indicated by staff at the Planning Board worksessions. Natalie

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