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: January 2010

Down to the Wire With the PHED Committee

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The Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council is considering the White Flint Sector Plan. At the last PHED Committee meeting, on January 19, County Councilmembers Marc Elrich and Roger Berliner pleaded for more time to study the Plan and resolve some lingering questions. Committee Chair Mike Knapp pointed out that the Committee had to move forward on the White Flint Plan by February 1.…

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Ken Hurdle for Planning Board

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Five candidates are vying for the seat on the Montgomery County Planning Board left by the death of former Commissioner Jean Cryor last year. The County Council will appoint someone to the seat within a few weeks. Several of the candidates have prior Planning Board and county agency experience, including the front-runner Norman Dreyfus, head of the company which developed the Leisure World seniors community in Silver Spring.…

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Financing Options for White Flint

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Live-blogging from the January 26, 2010 joint meeting of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and the Management and Fiscal Policy Committee of the Montgomery County Council. The topic is financing of the White Flint Sector Plan, a key component in any master plan, and critical in an innovative, complicated and multi-stage Plan such as for White Flint.…

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So how ARE we going to pay for all this?

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Live-blogging from the January 26, 2010 joint meeting of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and the Management and Fiscal Policy Committee of the Montgomery County Council. The topic is financing of the White Flint Sector Plan, a key component in any master plan, and critical in an innovative, complicated and multi-stage Plan such as for White Flint.…

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Who REALLY Runs the World?

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Waiting for the upcoming joint meeting of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development, and Management and Fiscal Policy Committees of the Montgomery County Council on the financing of the White Flint Sector Plan. And, out int he audience, a few of us are discussing who really runs the world.

As society has gotten more complicated, a new ruling class has arisen.…

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Show Me the Money!

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The next public hearing on the White Flint Sector Plan will be tomorrow, at a joint hearing of the Management and Fiscal Policy, and Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committees of the Montgomery County Council. The hearing will be held at the Council Building in Rockville at 2PM.

The joint hearing will consider one of the touchiest, and most complex parts of the White Flint Plan: how to pay for it.…

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Friends of White Flint Election Schedule

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The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint met last week to set an election schedule for 2010. The FoWF Board is equally divided between residents, business representatives, and representatives of property owners, and one Director from each class is elected each year. Only FoWF members in good standing (known as “Friends”) can vote or be nominated as Directors.…

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A Confidence-Booster for Montgomery County

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In the four years it has taken to develop the White Flint Sector Plan, Friends of White Flint and other organizations held hundreds of meetings and discussions with thousands of Montgomery County residents. Sometimes we were holding several meetings in one night. For a while my rec room was set up for resident meetings for days in a row (then my wife complained, so I took all the chairs out and put the couch and other furniture back in place).…

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Where’s the Fire (Station)?

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Live blogging from the January 19, 2010 meeting of the PHED Committee. Committee staffer Marlene Michaelson is working through her memo to the Committee: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/council/pdf/agenda/cm/2010/100119/20100119_PHED2.pdf.

The Fire Station and library site, were both recommended without discussion. The issue of co-location, on P. 2 of the memo, was discussed briefly, with Committee Chair Mike Knapp asking about the actual details of how co-location would work.…

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“Balance” and 30 Seconds

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Live blogging from the PHED Committee meeting of January 19, 2010. The topic right now is “land use” vs. traffic congestion. Current law requires a “balance”, measured by tests which calculate how long it takes cars to move specific distances along major roads throughout North Bethesda. For more on these tests, see the prior posts below.…

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