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: June 2009

“The Wisconsin Condominium” Enthusiastically Supports the Adoption of the White Flint Sector Plan

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The Wisconsin Condominium announces today its enthusiastic support for the White Flint Sector Plan that is promoted by the Friends of White Flint.

In May of 2009 the Friends of White Flint was invited to present on the White Flint Sector Plan.  The turnout for this presentation was unusually large due to the strong interest in the future of our local community. 

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“White Flint Community Coalition” Opposes White Flint Growth

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A new organization, the White Flint Community Coalition, says it is “Representing the wishes of the people of the White Flint area.” The Community Coalition testified before the Montgomery County Planning Board at a hearing on the proposed new Montgomery County Growth Policy. 

The Community Coalition said in a press release that the proposed Growth Policy would “generate unacceptable levels of traffic congestion to the detriment of the people now living in the county.” The group’s release quoted John King, a Garrett Park resident, as saying “we are not against smart growth or in favor of sprawl.…

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New Photo Essay on FoWF Home Page

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I have added a new photo essay to the Friends of White Flint home page: www.friendsofwhiteflint.org. The essay is made from pictures from the Planning Staff draft of the White Flint Plan, plus pictures of various proposed projects for White Flint. The essay begins with the existing state of Rockville Pike, and moves through plans, projects already underway and finishes with proposed project from north to south across the Sector.…

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Staff Background Materials Available

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around various topics. Generally, the planning staff prepares background memoranda and materials for the Board to use to prepare for these sessions.

The staff background materials for the June 4 and June 18, 2009 worksessions is now available on-line.…

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Transportation Advocates Should Focus on “Community-Building”

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An interesting blog post on “Just Up the Pike,” a site looking at eastern Montgomery County. Hans Reimer asks: “Is a focus on community-building through smart-growth the answer to getting past these polarized extremes? While Flint, and the new growth policy generally, will be a test.”

http://www.justupthepike.com/2009/06/strengthening-community-through-smart.html
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Randolph Hills Civic Association Supports Draft Plan with changes

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Randolph Hills Civic Association is the largest community organization in the White Flint area, representing almost 5,000 people who live just to the east of the Sector boundaries. RHCA has been active in the White Flint Plan development process, and is a member of Friends of White Flint.

RHCA has now sent a letter of support to the Montgomery County Planning Board, but suggesting some changes in the draft Plan to reflect the needs of the community to the east:

Randolph Hills Civic Association Letter on White Flint Plan.

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Briggs: I don’t see a shovel turning ground within two years.

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Live-blogging from June 18, 2009, worksession #13 of the Montgomery County Planning Board; topic is implementation requirements and staging. Streaming video is available at www.montgomerycountyplanning.org.

Pre-requisites: Chairman Hanson: the Board must establish an Advisory Committee and monitoring program. The question here is whether we want this to happen or not?…

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Hanson: when do we do that?

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Live blogging from the June 18, 2009 worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board, the thirteenth worksession on the White Flint Sector Plan. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org. Topics for today include staging and implementation and beginning the detailed review of the staff draft of the White Flint Sector Plan.…

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Planning Board Worksession – June 18, 2009

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around topics. Today’s topics are implementation and staging, and the presentation of the staff Draft of the Plan. Live streaming video of today’s session is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.

Live blogging from the worksession.…

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