Monthly Archives: February 2010
Comments Off on Speakers’ Series #3: White Flint Jobs & Opportunities
On Friday, February 19, the White Flint Partnership, in conjunction with Friends of White Flint and the Bethesday-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, will present the third in the Speakers’ Series of presentations on New Urbanism and the White Flint Sector Plan. Next Friday, the topic will be “White Flint — Jobs and Opportunities.” The presentation will focus on regional job trends and opportunities with implementation of the new White Flint Sector Plan
The speakers will be:
STEPHEN S.… Read More
Comments Off on White Flint Rescheduled
Snow’s fun if you’re a kid (or a kid at heart). But too much of a good thing . . .
I once asked Ian Lockwood, the Canadian walkability/bikability mobility genius behind the “robust street grid” and Rockville Pike “boulevard” concepts for White Flint, what would happen to his wonderful plan when it snowed.… Read More
Comments Off on Show Me the Money, Part Deux
The Montgomery County Council is almost done considering the White Flint Sector Plan in its committees. Next week should be the last of this round of hearings, and the all-important staff memoranda on next week’s hearings should be available tomorrow.
There are two hearings next week: on Monday, the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee takes a final looks at staging issues (meaning the timing of various infrastructure improvements and development projects).… Read More
Comments Off on More Data Demonstrating Value of Walkable Communities
Has Sprawl Recovered Enough for the National Economy?
·Christopher LeinbergerVisiting Fellow, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program·
January 27, 2010 | 12:09 pm·
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama and University of Florida, sponsored by the Natural Resource Defense Council , shows that car-dependent communities have statistically higher rates of mortgage foreclosure than communities with multiple transportation options, such as transit, biking and walking. … Read More
Comments Off on PHED Committee gets it right.
OK, so it wasn’t as dramatic as slicing the Gordian Knot.
It was more like one of those old-time logging rivers, clogged up with timber. Lumberjacks caper over the floating trees, picking and hauling at the downed trees, until one floating behemoth finally moves and releases the whole riverful of timber in a shuddering crash.… Read More
Comments Off on PHED Committee Land Use
Live blogging from the February 1, 2010 meeting of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council on the White Flint Sector Plan. The Committee has just resolved its transportation concerns, and is now moving to the zoning and land use issues.
Committee staff Marlene Michaelson is working through her memorandum for the Committee.… Read More
Comments Off on Cars v. White Flint — PHED Committee Ponders and Agrees
The Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council began its sixth hearing on the White Flint Plan, a bit later than scheduled, by reviewing a staff memorandum on Transportation issues before a packed hearing room. The memo is available here:
Committee Chair Mike Knapp: this is an ongoing conversation.… Read More
Comments Off on PHED Committee Meeting February 1, 2010
Live blogging from the February 1, 2010 meeting of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Montgomery County Council. The agenda today involves continued discussion of the White Flint Sector Plan; this is the sixth PHED Committee hearing on the White Flint Plan. One more hearing is scheduled on the Plan, for February 9.… Read More