Daily Archives: January 13, 2009
Comments Off on A Picture is worth a thousand . . .
There were some tense moments at last night’s Montgomery County Planning Board hearing on the White Flint Public Hearing Draft plan. Explosive photos, misbehaving technology and tightly-enforced time limits combined to worsen already-sour relations between the biggest landowners and the biggest and most active neighborhood association in southern White Flint.
Carol Alderson, a resident of White Flint Park-Garrett Park Estates, was the fourth speaker after the government agencies, and she popped up a series of pictures on the gigantic wall screens.… Read More
Comments Off on Metro’s Position on the Public Hearing Draft
Since the video is not yet available from last night’s hearing, here are some notes and commentary on the position of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (“Metro”):
Metro didn’t have a lot to say about the Public Hearing Draft, which envisions a new White Flint centered around the White Flint Metro Station, with Rapid Bus Transit lanes, and other transit-oriented features.… Read More
Comments Off on County Executive’s Position on the Public Hearing Draft
Since the video is not yet available of the County Executive’s testimony on the Public Hearing Draft, here are some notes and commentary:
The testimony was given by Diane Schwartz-Jacobs. She called the plan “a significant effort” and a “bold vision” with a “responsible approach.” She applauded the “key theme of taming Rockville Pike.”
Then she threw the cold water: “departures from the growth policy .… Read More
Comments Off on Planning Board Public Hearing on White Flint Plan
Last night, January 12, 2009, the Montgomery County Planning Board held a public hearing on the Public Hearing Draft of the White Flint Sector Plan. More than 40 people spoke, including representatives of County Executive Ike Leggett (“don’t duplicate my authority”), WMATA/Metro (“don’t take our bus facility, but increase the value of the land”) and the Housing Opportunities Council (“add more affordable housing”).… Read More