Live blogging from the afternoon session of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee of the Montgomery County Council. Morning session dealt with transportation issues; the afternoon will be spent on “land use” including zoning, particular project proposals and the “districts” the Planning Board created within the White Flint Sector.…Read More
Daily Archives: December 10, 2009
Live Blogging from the worksession of the PHED committee.
One of big issues is where to reserve land within the White Flint Sector for a new elementary school (which won’t be needed for 16 or more years). The PHED Committee last month agreed with the Board of Education to reserve space at White Flint Park, but also asked for more possible sites.…Read More
The PHED Committee meeting on White Flint transportation issues continues. Live blogging from the worksession.
Next issue is the Metro Station Policy Area boundary question. The White Flint Plan contemplates a larger area than the traditional MSPA. Being within a MSPA means that you can use different transportation measurements, tax rates are different, and more urban road construction standards are used instead of suburban ones.…Read More
One of the most contentious issues in developing the White Flint Sector Plan is mobility, or in the more automobile-oriented vernacular of the Montgomery County Council, “transportation.” One of the purposes of the Plan is to transform an area dominated by asphalt parking lots and Rockville Pike into a walkable, sustainable community, where pedestrians, bicyclists, differently-abled persons, and families with strollers can be as comfortable moving through the streets as cars and truck drivers.…Read More
The Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee (PHED) of the Montgomery County Council is meeting today — all day — to continue its work on the White Flint Sector Plan. This is the fourth meeting of the PHED Committee on the Plan, and the schedule includes some backtracking on topics covered in earlier meetings: transportation and land use.…Read More