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: February 2010

Buckets of Financing

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Two Montgomery County Council committees — Planning, Housing and Economic Development, and Management and Fiscal Policy — met in a joint session to consider financing options for the White Flint Sector Plan today.

Joint Committees

In a jam-packed room, a total of seven (out of nine) Councilmembers heard from Jennifer Barrett and Diane Schwartz-Jones from the County Executive’s office, Planning Board Chair Royce Hanson, and others.…

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Montgomery County Council Meeting February 23, 2010

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Live blogging from the February 23, 2010, meeting of the Montgomery County Council, considering the White Flint Sector Plan.  

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Councilmember Mike Knapp, chairman of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, opened the discussion with a presentation of the Committee’s report, which is available here:

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/council/pdf/agenda/col/2010/100223/20100223_4.pdf

Michaelson - OrlinMarlene Michaelson and Glenn Orlin, Council staff, then described the greater focus on residential development in the Plan.…

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Revised staging proposals

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The Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council isn’t quite done with its consideration of the White Flint Sector Plan, even as the full Council begins its own worksessions. Two of the most important remaining topics are financing the Plan and timing the various improvements planned for White Flint (known as “staging”).…

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And So It Begins . . .

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The Montgomery County Council begins its consideration of the White Flint Sector Plan tomorrow morning. The Planning Board proposed its version of the Plan last year, and the Council held two days of public hearings last October. Then the Plan was sent to the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee and the Management and Fiscal Policy Committees, which are still not done with their consideration of the Plan.…

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It’s Worse Than You Thought . . . but maybe better too

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This morning, three community leaders predicted Montgomery County’s future, and at first it was scary. But then they kept talking, and there’s a lot of potential to do better in the future. MoCo has many advantages, and smart leadership capitalizing on those can lead to brighter futures for many county residents.…

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The State of Play

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The snow’s delayed the Montgomery County Council’s consideration of the White Flint Sector Plan, but so has the enormous complexity of the Plan’s innovation. Now it appears that the PHED Committee isn’t quite done with its consideration of the Plan. Staging and financing, the intricate dance between hopes and pockets, can’t be separated as neatly as the Committee had thought.…

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PHED Committee doesn’t quite finish the White Flint Plan

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Live blogging from February 16, 2010 meeting of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council. This meeting is on the staging of implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan.

Committee staffer Glenn Orlin is going through the recommendations for changes in the Planning Board’s proposed staging.…

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PHED Committee Looks at White Flint Staging

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Live blogging from the February 16, 2010 meeting of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council. The topic for today is the “staging” portion of the White Flint Sector Plan. Staging is the timing of various implementation elements of the Plan. The Planning Board prepared its own staging proposal, and the Committee staff has suggested some changes in the staging plan.…

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Did You Get Your Membership Mailing?

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All Friends of White Flint members should have received an e-mail discussing the upcoming Board of Directors nominations and election process. Some members’ e-mail addresses “bounced back” from the mailing.

If you did NOT receive a mailing, and think you are a member of Friends of White Flint, please contact me, at bzall@friendsofwhiteflint.org, immediately.…

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