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: April 2010

From the People Who Brought You More Surface Parking in White Flint

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Fresh from yesterday’s interesting Montgomery County Council discussion of the failed car speed tests, I received a leaked copy of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s proposed replacement. McDoT will announce the new policy this afternoon. The explanatory memo can be found here:

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/dot/dir/cefinaltparapril222010.pdf

The new Transportation Policy Area Review will replace the existing Policy Area Mobility Review (PAMR) and Local Area Transportation Review (LATR) tests.…

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Free FoWF Membership for Residents and Community Associations

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At its meeting yesterday, the Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint unanimously voted to waive membership dues for Residents and Community Associations for 2010. Similar free memberships were offered in 2009 at major FoWF events, and the Board extended that waiver throughout this year.

New resident members need only fill out the membership application on the main web site.…

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New Members of Friends of White Flint Board

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Yesterday, the Friends of White Flint held its 2010 Annual Meeting. At the Meeting, and the Board of Directors meeting which followed, three new members of the Board of Directors were seated, one from each of the three “classes” of Friends’ membership: residents, businesses, and property owners.

Todd Lewers   Todd Lewers, representative of the Forum Condominium, was elected to the open Residents and Community Associations seat.…

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Desperately Seeking a Problem to Justify Keeping the Car Speed Tests Alive a Little Longer

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At its meeting on Tuesday, April 27, the Montgomery County Council will, yet again, consider whether White Flint’s transformation from an asphalt-covered, strip shopping mall-dominated, overhead wire-topped suburb into a pedestrian-friendly, sustainable, transit-oriented community should be halted because someone, somewhere in the County can’t drive fast enough.

I’ve posted about this before.…

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THRUUUMMMMMMM!

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The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission wasn’t kidding when it warned White Flint residents about noise from its construction of the “Bi-County Water Tunnel,” and it’s starting today. The Bi-County Tunnel will provide water to Prince Georges County, and will run from I-270 and Tuckerman Lane to Connecticut Ave. and the Beltway.…

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Car Speed Amendment Back Yet Again, But Maybe Not

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As discussed in several prior posts, the staff of the Montgomery County Council has been trying frantically to block development in White Flint if intersections outside White Flint are slowed. These “car-speed-through-intersections” tests have plagued the White Flint Sector Plan throughout its four-year development.

The basic conflict is that White Flint is a pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented area, yet its growth would be blocked if cars cannot go fast enough through area intersections.…

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FoWF Residents’ Board Opening Voting

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Just a reminder: balloting for the open Residents’ and Community Associations’ seat on the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors ends TODAY. Ballots must be received today. It is too late for ballots to be mailed. You can submit a ballot electronically: on some computers you can digitally sign your ballot and e-mail it back; otherwise, just sign and scan your ballot and e-mail the .pdf file back to bzall@friendsofwhiteflint.org.…

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Is LATR becoming NVR? Car Speed Test Amendment Withdrawn

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Last week’s attempt by Montgomery County Council staff to amend the County’s Growth Policy to block implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan by using the old tests of how fast cars move through intersections has been withdrawn. Originally scheduled for last Tuesday, the amendment would have put a “hard stop” on White Flint’s transit-oriented development if cars moved too slowly through other, non-transit-oriented areas outside White Flint.…

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