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: March 2010

Nancy Floreen’s Statement on White Flint

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Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen sent out this statement on the recent passage of the White Flint Sector Plan:

White Flint Sector Plan Passes Unanimously

We unanimously approved the White Flint Sector Plan that will transform the North Bethesda area around Rockville Pike into a denser, more urban community strongly supported by public transit and designed to make residents and workers less dependent on automobiles.The plan targets future growth along the Pike with development clustered around about 430 acres near the White Flint Metro Station.…

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Public Art Helps Build New Community in White Flint

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One of the many innovative features of the new White Flint Sector Plan, approved yesterday by the Montgomery County Council, is a new focus on integrating art into public life in the new White Flint. Now it appears that White Flint will benefit from significant artistic projects, rather than a slap-dash afterthought, as in many projects.…

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Gazette Story (with video) on White Flint passage

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Today’s Gazette has a big story, with pictures and a lengthy video, on the Montgomery County Council’s unanimous approval of the White Flint Sector Plan yesterday. The video offers never-before-seen views of White Flint from high up in the new North Bethesda Marketplace tower under construction just across from White Flint Mall.…

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Post article on White Flint passage

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The Washington Post has a big Metro Section article today on the Montgomery County Council’s passage of the White Flint Sector Plan yesterday. By Miranda Spivack, the article looks to the future, although it contains some comment by perennial critic Natalie Goldberg.

You can find the article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/23/AR2010032302134.html?sub=AR

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So NOW what happens?

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A certain amount of celebration is in order after this morning’s unanimous Montgomery County Council vote approving the White Flint Sector Plan. After all, it’s been a long, hard four years. Planning, and planning, and talking, and discussing, and arguing, on and on into many nights. Literally hundreds of meetings; some nights we had three meetings being held simultaneously.…

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Councilmember Berliner’s Statement on White Flint Plan

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Last week, the FLOG invited Montgomery County Councilmembers to provide statements about the White Flint Sector Plan. Here is the statement sent to the FLOG by Councilmember Roger Berliner, whose district includes White Flint:

A New White Flint

            Today, the Council approved the White Flint Sector Plan by a unanimous vote.

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Councilmember Trachtenberg’s Statement on the Plan

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Last week, the FLOG invited Montgomery County Councilmembers to provide statements about the White Flint Sector Plan. Here is the statement sent to the FLOG by Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg, a resident of White Flint:

I am very pleased at the Council’s strong affirmative vote in support of the White Flint Sector Plan. 

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Montgomery County Council PASSES White Flint Sector Plan!

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Today the Montgomery County Council approved a resolution adopting the White Flint Sector Plan. The resolution as introduced is available here: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/council/pdf/agenda/col/2010/100323/20100323_5.pdf.

The session on the Plan was opened by Council President Nancy Floreen.  

Nancy Floreen

 Floreen expressed her thanks to the Planning Board for an award-winning plan, to the staff who put in countless hours in working through these issues in eight worksessions, two worksessions on the Council, and tremendous engagement by the community and all the stakeholders.…

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Preview: Montgomery County Council Considers White Flint Sector Plan

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The Montgomery County Council will vote on final approval for the White Flint Sector Plan at its morning meeting today. The Plan, four years in the making, is intended to create a walkable, sustainable, transit-oriented urban community in White Flint, replacing acres of asphalt, miles of overhead wires, and blocks of strip shopping malls.…

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White Flint Plan Resolution Made Public

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On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, the Montgomery County Council will vote on approval of the White Flint Sector Plan. This is the culmination of a four-year planning process which has included thousands of area residents. The Plan envisions a walkable, sustainable, transit-oriented urban community replacing the existing automobile-dominated, parking lot-covered, overhead wire-strewn White Flint of today.…

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