Monthly Archives: October 2010
Comments Off on White Flint Plan Wins Another Award
Lat year, the White Flint Sector Plan, with its mix of pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented, sustainable development, won the top award in its category in Maryland. Now it’s won the same honor on a regional level.
The National Capitol Area Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded its top prize for “Outstanding Neighborhood or Small Area Plan” to the White Flint Sector Plan.… Read More
Comments Off on More Pedestrians Die on Rockville Pike
Walking along Rockville Pike last weekend with the Coalition for Smarter Growth’s walking tour of White Flint, you couldn’t help but be scared. Cars were racing along the Pike, as they always do. The road’s a deathtrap. Drivers don’t notice pedestrians. Don’t even see them. They’re too busy keeping up with traffic.… Read More
Comments Off on Friends of White Flint Board Meeting on White Flint Financing Oct 18 4:30PM
The Montgomery County Council is considering legislation to finance the infrastructure needed to pay for the White Flint Sector Plan. The Council will hold a public hearing on the legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Friends of White Flint uses a policy development process which is open to the public. FoWF intends to provide testimony and a report to the Montgomery County Council as part of the Oct.… Read More
Comments Off on WF Advisory Committee Meeting Postponed
The first meeting of the new White Flint Advisory Committee has been postponed. No meeting will be held next Monday night. No reason given and no further schedule is available.
Barnaby Zall… Read More
Comments Off on So Why Is Virginia Ahead in Business Recruitment?
It isn’t just lucky, though that plays a part. There were some specific planning and design features that help attract businesses to Northern Virginia.
And did you notice the part about how Maryland is third in the region in friendliness to business? That would be good if it were a big list, but it’s only Virginia, D.C.… Read More
Comments Off on White Flint Rising – – Finally
One of the most frequent questions we got in our hundreds of residents’ meetings over the last four years was “When will we see something built?” In fact, in some of our residential communities with a more mature demographic, the question was “will we live to see it?”
We always had to say, “at least a few years.” Well, a few years have passed, and the Coalition for Smarter Growth, www.smartergrowth.net, held a very successful walking tour yesterday to view what’s going on.… Read More
Comments Off on What a 48″ Water Main Looks Like
Remember the big 66″ water main under Tilden Lane that caused a sink hole last year (or worse, the bigger water main of the same age that caused the disaster on River Road the year before)?
WSSC is checking some of the other water mains for similar problems. Here’s one further west on Tilden Lane that’s only 48″.… Read More