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: March 2009

March 30th Planning Board Worksession

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Many of the residents that I spoke with after the work session last night were encouraged that the Planning Board was taking a strong position on the creation of walkable neighborhoods and a new community around White Flint Metro. 

I do want to comment on two residents that did not have the opportunity to present their views last night because the board ran out of time. …

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Community Associations’ Presentations

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Live blogging from March 30, 2009, meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Topic up next is the presentation of reactions from four community associations.

Garrett Park Estates/White Flint Park: Natalie Goldberg, Suzanne Hudson (co-chair of Friends of White Flint) and Glenn Adler, President of the GPE/WFP Citizens Association, presented.

Three developers at the heart of the plan presented, but none embraced the Main Street Civic Green focus.…

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Property Owners’ Presentations (continued)

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Live-blogging from the March 30 meeting of the Montgomery Planning Board. Live streaming available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.  

Federal Realty Investment Trust. Mid-Pike Plaza. Don Briggs, Evan Goldman (also a co-Chair of Friends of White Flint). Between Montrose Rd and Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville Pike and Old Old Georgetown Rd. Current Toy R Us, Silver Diner.…

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Property Owners’ presentations (continued)

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Holladay Properties. Rita Bamberger. Nicholson Lane to Marinelli Road, bordering the Grand and Rockville Pike. MetroPike Plaza. Have an approved development plan under TSM zoning. “Prime corner. . . very heart of the new White Flint community, and a vital link between future developments to north and south.” Important visual link and infrastructure (Woodglen Dr.…

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Property Owners’ presentations

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Live-blogging from the March 30 meeting of the Montgomery Planning Board.

Montouri property. Across Nebel St. from the new Harris Teeter store, at the end of Old Georgetown Rd. Object to MARC station on their site. “Sliver” on the west side of Nebel, which is now a treed site. Undeveloped for many years.…

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Planning Board Meeting on White Flint

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The Montgomery County Planning Board is holding a rare evening worksession on the White Flint Sector Plan. The session is live-streamed on the Planning Board’s site: www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.

Live-blogging from the meeting.

Topic for the evening is more presentations by property owners, and, if there is time, by community associations.

Some of the properties which will present tonight are: Mid-Pike Plaza, Montouri properties (MARC station site proposal), and Holladay properties (where the McDonald’s now is).…

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Agenda for March 30 Planning Board Meeting

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The agenda and staff memo for the March 30, 2009, meeting and worksession of the Montgomery Planning Board is available at:

http://montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/20090323_White_Flint_Worksession_5.pdf

This meeting is a continuation of the two prior meetings, in which property owners will present their proposals for projects in the new White Flint. In addition, four community association representatives, including Friends of White Flint Director John Fry, will present their views to the Planning Board.…

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Weekly Trip Generation!

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For those of you who do read this part of the blog I apologize for not writing sooner.  I missed a week due to a crazy work schedule, but here is the data on my last two weeks of trip generations!

I took 29 trips between Monday 3/9 and Sunday 3/22:

 6 trips were auto associated with a vacation weekend in suburban New York and New Jersey. …

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Interesting Article on the Greater Greater Washington Blog about White Flint!

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White Flint master plan: it’s all about incentives


Proposed street grid at White Flint Metro. Image from Glatting-Jackson.
by Cavan Wilk Montgomery County is continuing its planning process to retrofit the area surrounding the White Flint Metro into a vibrant livable, walkable community. The current owners of the land surrounding the Metro station are on board with the plan.

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Virginia Aims at Dead-End Roads

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An article in today’s Washington Post talks about Virginia’s road code changes intended to end cul-de-sacs in neighborhoods.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/21/AR2009032102248.html?sub=AR

The same concepts are used in the White Flint Sector Plan traffic planning process: a robust network of roads, permitting the use of alternate routes instead of widening thoroughfares, slowing traffic, increasing walkability.…

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