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


Daily Archives: March 1, 2010

FoWF Letter to Council on Remaining Issues in the White Flint Plan

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Today the Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint sent a letter to the County Council listing six remaining issues for consideration during the Council’s upcoming hearings on the White Flint Sector Plan. The letter was approved at the FoWF Board of Directors meeting on February 26, and offered for public comment under FoWF’s regular policy adoption process.

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Town Centers are Hard to Do Right

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

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Yesterday the Washington Post devoted a huge amount of space to a story on local Town Centers:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2010/02/28/ST2010022801211.html?sid=ST2010022801211

The main messages of the story seemed to be:

a) it’s really hard to do a Town Center the right way; and

b) it’s even harder to do them in a recession.

One message that I think has gone AWOL in the White Flint Sector Plan discussion is raised by a quote in this story: “Chris Farley, owner of Pacers Running Stores, thinks that Old Town Plaza has failed to create a true village feel.…

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