Monthly Archives: November 2010
Comments Off on Council PASSES White Flint Financing Plan
[UPDATE: here‘s the Gazette story.]
Just as in prior meetings, the Montgomery County Council chamber was packed late this afternoon with dozens of residents intently listening to the proceedings.
But when the Council turned to the plan for financing needed infrastructure in White Flint, the crowd left; they were there for an earlier legislative proposal.… Read More
Comments Off on Staff Package for Final Council Action on White Flint Financing
Tomorrow at 2:45PM, the Montgomery County Council is expected to finish its consideration of the financing plan for infrastructure to implement the White Flint Sector Plan. At its meeting last week, the Council worked through most of the staff recommendations for changes to the County Executive’s proposal.
The Council staff, which had disputed significant portions of the Executive’s analysis, has prepared a final package of materials implementing the Council’s November 23 decisions, and discussing three remaining questions: a) exempting four existing apartment buildings (earlier, the Council had agreed to exempt condominium buildings) from new taxes; b) denying tax credits for those who pay the new development district taxes; and c) “the Council must adopt a financing plan, with certain questions answered, before the special taxing district can be required to repay funds advanced by the County.” This last point is actually much less broad than the wording suggests: this is the requirement that specific information be provided before the County will advance funds for certain infrastructure.… Read More
Comments Off on First Meeting of Latest White Flint Advisory Committee
The White Flint Sector Plan calls for the Montgomery County Planning Board to establish an Advisory Committee to help it implement the Plan. The Planning Board appointed 23 people to the new Committee in September.
Last night the new Committee held its first meeting. The meeting was led by White Flint Planner Nkosi Yearwood. … Read More
Comments Off on Changes in FLOG Registration
It’s a sad day for the FLOG. We have always had an open registration process, where readers could register themselves to comment or post freely on the FLOG. More than 500 people have registered on the FLOG.
Unfortunately, as many of you may have noticed over the last few months, we have attracted the attention of spammers, who use specialized programs, known as “bots,” to repeatedly register and spam the FLOG.… Read More
Comments Off on Staff Recommendations for Council Hearing on White Flint Financing
At its meeting tomorrow morning, the Montgomery County Council will again consider proposals to finance needed infrastructure in White Flint. The proposals now include the County Executive’s plan, which was worked out with members of the White Flint Partnership.
The big issue now is changes suggested by the County Council staff, which has traditionally gone its own way on many of the White Flint proposals.… Read More
Comments Off on County Executive Infrastructure Financing Plan – White Flint
Attached is a pdf of the County Executive’s proposal for infrastructure financing in White Flint. This proposal is the culmination of months of work to understand the costs and potential revenue sources for infrastructure in White Flint. The County Council debated the proposal at last Tuesday’s work session within the PHED and MFP committee’s. … Read More
Comments Off on White Flint Partnership Supports County Executive Financing Plan for White FLint
The White Flint Partnership endorses the financing plan as proposed by the County Executive at the joint PHED/MFP Work-session on White Flint financing November 16, 2010. We believe that the proposal is a fair and equitable negotiated solution to the $100 million funding gap. The solution proposed by the County Executive shifts the burden for approximately 50% of the funding gap onto the private sector by extending the life of the special taxing district.… Read More
Comments Off on White Flint Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled to Nov. 22 7:30PM
The new White Flint Advisory Committee has a new first meeting date and time: Monday, Nov. 22, at 7:30PM at the MNCPPC headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. Nkosi Yearwood, Montgomery Planning Board Planner for White Flint, reports that “Topics on the draft agenda will include the committee structure and updates on financing, submitted sketch plans and staging.”
Barnaby Zall… Read More
The annals of fiction are filled with stories of hidden powers behind the throne and mysterious unseen forces at work. Next week one of those mysterious forces emerges from behind the curtain into the full glare of Mid-Pike Plaza in White Flint.
Ken Hartman is the Director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Center.… Read More
Comments Off on White Flint Financing Meeting POSTPONED
As noted in several posts below, the Montgomery County Council Committees on Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) and Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP) were scheduled to hold another joint hearing on the White Flint financing tomorrow morning. That joint meeting has now been POSTPONED.
No telling when it will be rescheduled.… Read More