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: November 2009

Did the Schools Issue Affect the WF Community Coalition?

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Rumors are leaking about a big fight in the White Flint Community Coalition.  www.whiteflintcommunity.org. The Coalition is a group of seven or eight neighborhoods, mostly from the south of the White Flint Sector, which wants changes in the current White Flint Sector Plan.

The Coalition has made great efforts recently to get White Flint residents to oppose the current draft of the Plan, asking them to write to the County Council and attend public meetings asking for changes in the Plan.…

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The Real House-Lobbyists of White Flint

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So, how scary was it to open your Washington Post this morning to see Evan Goldman hard at work? Actually, I love the guy, and I’m glad he got an excellent piece in the paper today. The article, by Miranda Spivack, looks at the developers’ efforts to promote the White Flint Sector Plan, and discusses how they are using some “high-tech” tools.…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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The fog swirled through White Flint this morning, thick and low on the ground, muting the sparkle of the raindrops left by the last few days’ storms. Few people were out, and those who were, shuffled through the muffling carpet of fallen leaves, no longer crisp with all the rain.

It’s a quiet day, until the bustle of Black Friday shopping crashes in.…

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New Schedule for PHED Hearings on White Flint Plan; CR Zone under fire

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The schedule for the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council is ever-changing. The PHED Committee is considering the White Flint Sector Plan, with a schedule which envisions a report back to the full Council on the Plan by mid-December. That schedule may have slipped just a little.…

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Council Endures Tough Town Hall Meeting

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So, remember all the Town Hall meetings this summer? Screaming and near-riots, and people carrying guns? We’ve now had two Town Hall meetings on the White Flint Sector Plan — one in September by Friends of White Flint, and one last night by the Montgomery County Council.

Now, some people don’t like the White Flint Plan.…

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Yet Another Montrose Parkway Maze

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Beginning tomorrow, you can’t get there from here. At least you can’t get from east-bound Montrose Road directly to Randolph Road in White Flint. That’s when the last section of the newly-constructed Montrose Parkway opens to traffic.

 The Montrose Parkway is probably the last major road project undertaken in this part of Montgomery County for many years; it took decades to iron out the route and construction details.…

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Council “Town Hall” Meeting Tonight, PHED Committee Monday

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Just a reminder that the Montgomery County Council will hold one of its periodic open public meetings tonight, this time in White Flint, at the Tilden Middle School, 11211 Old Georgetown Rd., beginning at 7:30PM. Opponents of the White Flint Sector Plan have asked their supporters to attend the meeting to demonstrate that they do not want “inappropriate development” and “poor air quality.”

In the meantime, the Council review of the White Flint Plan continues, with another hearing in the Planning, Housing and Economic Development (“PHED”) Committee scheduled for Monday, Nov.…

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Letter on School Site

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Today the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council will meet to begin its consideration of the White Flint Sector Plan. The Committee staff made public its recommendations last Friday. One of the first items discussed was where to put a possible new elementary school in White Flint; Montgomery County Public Schools projections show that a new school might be needed as White Flint develops, but not for many years.…

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PHED Committee Staff Proposals Available On-Line

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The Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council will begin holding hearings on the White Flint Sector Plan next Monday, Nov. 16, at 2PM. Other hearings are scheduled for coming weeks.

The Committee staff has now released its “Committee Packet” for the Nov. 16 hearing. The packet includes reprints of the County Executive’s 41-page letter and attachments (including the County Department of Transportation’s “Rockville Pike is a through highway from Bethesda” attack on the mobility portion of the White Flint Plan), and comments and recommendations from the Planning Board.…

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PHED up.

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The Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council is the first to get a crack at the White Flint Sector Plan during this phase of the planning process. The PHED Committee has been tied up with the Annual Growth Policy process until Monday, but is expected to begin its work on the White Flint Plan then.…

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