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.
The topics for the evening’s discussion will be:
a presentation by Metro staff on the proposed second (northern) entrance to the White Flint Metrorail station, and
a discussion of the long-awaited Design Guidelines. The Design Guidelines are a new feature of this planning process under which certain elements are removed from the Master Plan itself and put into separate guidelines. For example, the Plan might establish specific open spaces for recreation, while the design guidelines might require that every development project submitted for Planning Board review describe how recreation space will be incorporated into the project design.
The Steering Committee is made up of highly-opinionated representatives of interested stakeholders, all of whom have been working on the White Flint plan for two years or more. Expect a lively discussion.