The White Flint Partnership, formerly the Collaborative, has been actively promoting a redesign of Rockville Pike, including stressing the use of transit lanes in the middle of the redesigned Pike, special bike-friendly intersections and lanes, and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. The redesign was prepared by Glatting-Jackson, an influential walkability and transportation consulting firm whose other major transportation innovation (adding a robust network of streets to relieve the traffic burden on the Pike) the Board has eagerly embraced.…Read More
Monthly Archives: April 2009
The Montgomery Planning Board is grinding slowly through its agenda for today’s meeting, but anticipates that it won’t finish today. Chairman Hanson has proposed an additional hearing on Monday night, May 4. Topics: unresolved school issues; unresolved transportation issues. Won’t be able to deal with the environmental issues.
Dan Hardy, head of the Vision Division for the Planning Board, is currently discussing differences in plans for Rockville Pike.…Read More
The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions arranged around topics. Today’s hearing is live streamed at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org. Today’s topics are parks, environment and transportation (bicycles).
Board running well behind schedule, so not opening up to presentations. Received new materials (including from FoWF on parks), but will call up only if the Board has questions.…Read More
Live blogging from the worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Topics include parks, environment and transportation update.
The Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions. Ordinarily, the Board rapidly passes through routine “consent” materials on its way to the worksessions, but today the subjects seem to be more controversial, and the auditorium is full of suits with earnest expressions.…Read More
Live blogging from the April 30, 2009, meeting of the Montgomery Planning Board (connection problems may interrupt posting). Streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.
Topics for today include Parks, environment and sustainability, and more on transportation, including bikes.…Read More
The Montgomery County Planning Board established the White Flint Steering Committee to give it feedback on proposals for inclusion in the White Flint Sector Plan. Nkosi Yearwood, White Flint planner, has announced that the next meeting of the Steering Committee will be held on May 5, at 7PM in the Silver Spring auditorium at the Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring.…Read More
The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around particular topics. As the Planning Board is steaming rapidly toward completing the White Flint Plan, the worksessions are growing much more densely-packed with information and topics.
The Planning staff has issued its discussion and recommendations for the Planning Board worksession on Thursday, April 30.…Read More
On Friday, May 1, at 8:30 AM, the Friends of White Flint Speakers’ Series kicks off with a blockbuster event at Dave and Buster’s in White Flint Mall: “Transit-oriented development, smart growth and the principles of New Urbanism.” New Urbanism is the philosophy underlying the new White Flint plan.
FoWF is co-sponsoring the presentation with the White Flint Partnership and the Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. Speakers will include Christopher Zimmerman, Chairman of Metro and a member of the Arlington County Board, Ian Lockwood of Glatting-Jackson planning consultants and a nationally-recognized figure in walkable communities, and Don Briggs, Vice-President of Federal Realty Investment Trust.…Read More
Regular readers will recall that I have been preparing recommendations for changes in the Parks Section of the White Flint Sector Plan. On April 17, 2009, the Planning staff issued a brief memo describing some parks plans. The proposed FoWF Parks statement has been updated to reflect the staff memo. Comments are welcome, but the memo will be presented as soon as Wednesday, so comments must be received by close of business Tuesday.…Read More
The next Friends of White Flint Board of Directors Meeting will be held at 4PM on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Federal Realty’s office, 1626 E. Jefferson, Rockville.
After the business meeting, Ian Lockwood, transportation and walkability expert for Glatting-Jackson consultants, will discuss the latest studies they have done on Rockville Pike and White Flint.…Read More