The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions organized around topics. The topic for the next worksession, scheduled for 9AM on Thursday, May 21, is the new Design Guidelines, with an eye toward working through the Guidelines on a district by district basis (the Staff has divided the Sector into six Districts).…Read More
Monthly Archives: May 2009
The Nucelar Regulatory Commission is the largest employer in the White Flint area, and is a member of Friends of White Flint. Today’s Washington Post had a front-page article on the best federal agencies to work for, and NRC was at the top of the list, with even higher employee satisfaction than in the last survey.…Read More
This article highlights the type of visionary thinking that is happening around the Nation and the World. Our lives and built environment encourage car use. My wife and I have lived full and part time in New York, Boston and Philly and we didn’t own a car in any of those three cities. …Read More
Below is the link to a really nice article about the Friends of White Flint community written by Jen Beasley of the Montgomery County Gazette. Enjoy!Read More
The FLOG continues to grow. Last week, we averaged more than 350 readers (“unique viewers”) every day. We expect readership to slow a little during the next two weeks, since the Montgomery County Planning Board has no meetings scheduled on the White Flint Sector Plan.
Many thanks to our readers, and we welcome you to participate as well as read.…Read More
The May 11, 2009, New York Times included an article on movements to reduce dependence on the automobile in Europe and in the United States.Read More
The Congress for the New Urbanism, www.cnu.org, has released a new video on New Urbanism, highlighting the “greatest threat to our civilization:” . . . . the cul-de-sac. The video won its contest to explain visually the philosophy of New Urbanism. “What we build is our greatest threat . .…Read More
At today’s Montgomery County Planning Board meeting, a tentative schedule was announced by chief White Flint staffer Piera Weiss to meet the Board’s anticipated deadline of having the White Flint Plan sent to the County Council by July. Weiss suggested that on June 18, the staff would provide the Board with a “redline rewrite” of the Public Hearing draft, incorporating the changes made since January.…Read More
Live blogging from the May 7, 2009, worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board on the White Flint Sector Plan. Current topic is the new design guidelines.
John Carter, Chief Urban Design and Preservation Division, who has been involved with the White Flint Plan from the start three years ago, with Luis Estrada, project urban designer for White Flint, introduced the Guidelines.…Read More
Live blogging from May 7, 2009, worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.
Piera Weiss, lead White Flint planner. Last week, the Board asked for more information on parks in the White Flint sector. Recommendation on taking more property from White Flint Mall and White Flint Plaza.…Read More