Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Monthly Archives: February 2009

Future Planning Board Work Sessions

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “work sessions.” These work sessions generally have a topic, which is presented by one or more speakers, and then the Board discusses the topic with the White Flint Steering Committee.

The next work session is scheduled for March 5, 2009, and will feature a discussion of various development proposals for the Sector.…

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Next White Flint Meeting: March 5

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The next meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board to discuss the White Flint Sector Plan will be held on March 5, at 9AM in Silver Spring, 8787 Georgia Ave.

The topic will be land use, and the focus will be on individual development project proposals. Just like during the Advisory Group meetings, developers and their representatives will present their ideas and argue how each is better than: a) the status quo, and b) everybody else’s idea.…

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New Costs and New Tax Revenues from the Sector Plan:

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Live blogged from the Steering Group’s meeting with Planning Board staffer and economics/financing wizard Jacob Sesker (mostly Sesker’s comments, with a few questions and comments interspersed): 

Private implementation costs, public implementation costs, and mixed costs, called “district” costs.

Rockville Pike is about $66 million, Streets another $61 million.  The majority of the district roads are in the middle of the sector plan.…

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Theme for the Night: What’s Doable?

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So, the Cliff Notes version of the Financing Appendix? Here’s 40 pages of possible ways to pay for all the infrastructure and improvements in the Sector Plan, but there are really only a few that are realistic. We want to talk about what is do-able.

 Next Planning Board Work Session is Feb.…

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White Flint Steering Committee Meeting

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Live blogging from the Feb. 17 meeting of the White Flint Steering Committee. The topic tonight is financing, with Jacob Sester, of the Planning Staff, presenting his Financing appendix. The appendix and more information can be found on the Planning Board’s regular White Flint planning page: www.whiteflintplanning.org.

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Friends of White Flint Summary

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A member of the White Flint Steering Committee raised a question about participating in the FLOG vs. joining Friends of White Flint. Here is my response:

FoWF is a Maryland non-profit organization, which I started in September 2007. It is separate from the Planning Board’s White Flint Steering Committee. It has an all-volunteer Board of Directors consisting of Evan Goldman, Suzanne Hudson, Ken Hurdle, Greg Trimmer, and me.…

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Next Steering Committee Meeting: Money

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The next meeting of the White Flint Steering Committee will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 7PM in the Silver Spring auditorium of the MNCPPC. Jacob Sesker, “Planner/Coordinator (Explore/Research)” will discuss the new White Flint Planning: Financing appendix to the White Flint Sector Plan Public Hearing Draft.

More information is available, including the Financing Appendix and a cover memo explaining the Appendix, in the new Steering Committee Section of the White Flint Planning page: www.whiteflintplanning.org.…

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Friends of White Flint Elects New Directors

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The Friends of White Flint are pleased to announce that today the Board of Directors unanimously elected two new members to the Board of Directors:

Ken Hurdle, a resident of Luxmanor, and a member of the White Flint Steering Committee; and

Greg Trimmer, from JBG, who has been active in the Steering Committee meetings.…

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Is PAMR accurate or useful?

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The Policy Area Mobility Review (PAMR) process is used by the Montgomery County Council to calculate a balance between transit and auto congestion. Extensive discussion of what PAMR means for planning purposes. “So is this even useful for us?”

Well, Dan Hardy still uses it.

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