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


Daily Archives: October 21, 2009

Glatting Jackson Mobility White Paper

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Glatting Jackson is the internationally-reknowned transportation and walkability consultant whose design guides the new street network plan in the White Flint Sector Plan. Glatting Jackson also designed the “Transitway Option” for Rockville Pike, placing a dedicated transitway in the median of the renovated Pike.

Glatting Jackson Rockville Pike section

Now Glatting Jackson has issued a “white paper” discussing various concerns about transportation and mobility issues in White Flint, including those suggested by the October 5 letter from County Executive Isiah Leggett.…

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President Obama Visits White Flint-area School

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Monday, President Obama paid a surprise visit to Viers Mill Elementary School, which serves the Randolph Hills community in White Flint. http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/viersmilles/ Earlier the President attended parent-teacher conferences at his daughters’ schools in Bethesda and Washington D.C.

President Obama at Viers Mill Elementary

According to MSNBC, the President said he visited the school to “congratulate the students and teachers on their hard work.…

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Gazette Article on Council Deliberations

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Jen Beasley, who covers the White Flint Sector Plan for the Gazette newspaper has written a story on last night’s Montgomery County Council public hearings and some other prior discussions of the Plan.

At stake is the future of the area surrounding the White Flint Metro, where county planners have recommended transforming mini-malls and asphalt parking lots into a more vibrant community of mixed use residential, commercial and retail space.

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County Council Hearing on White Flint Plan

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The Montgomery County Council held a public hearing on the White Flint Sector Plan last night. Forty-five witnesses testified, with another 45 scheduled for Thursday night’s “overflow” hearing. The schedule seemed to be organizational representatives on Tuesday, individuals Thursday. Testimony in favor of the Plan vastly outnumbered those opposing it, though even supporters (including Friends of White Flint) often suggested improvements which could be made.…

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Colorful Displays in front of the County Council

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Forty-five speakers talked to the Montgomery County Council last night about the White Flint Sector Plan. The session lasted almost three hours. Another forty-five speakers are signed up to testify on Thursday night. It was pretty full last night, since many more people who had asked to speak but weren’t put on the schedule, also showed up.…

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Another suggestion for financing street improvements

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In our testimony to the County Council last night, the Action Committee for Transit suggested another possible approach financing the rebuilding of Rockville Pike – using the existing Bethesda Parking District as a mechanism for implementing property owners’ self-taxation.  This would make it possible to rebuild Rockville Pike immediately, addressing a criticism that has been directed against the Planning Board proposal from all sides.…

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