Monthly Archives: April 2011
Comments Off on New “Development Finder” Web Tool from Planning Board
The Montgomery County Planning Board is moving into the 21st Century, aided by Google Maps. Now you can go to: http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/development/finder.shtm
click on a map, and see information about various projects in the County. The map, for example, shows the three pending White Flint “sketch plan” proposals at Mid-Pike Plaza (Federal Realty), North Bethesda Market Phase II (JBG), and North Bethesda Gateway (ProMark).… Read More
Comments Off on Diane Schwartz-Jones Responds to Concerns About Public Amenities Charette Process
Diane Schwartz-Jones is Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett’s chief staffer on the White Flint Sector Plan. She has been intimately involved in the planning and approval processes for some time, and is an active member of the White Flint Implementation Committee.
She has proposed a new series of community meetings on the “public amenities” in the White Flint Plan.… Read More
Comments Off on “Do You Know Who You’re Hiring?” – April 11 Meeting of White Flint Implementation Committee
The White Flint Implementation Committee met again last night in a sweltering conference room at the Montgomery Aquatic Center to discuss progress on the White Flint Sector Plan. It was a light agenda, and the meeting adjourned shortly after 9PM, just before participants began keeling over from heat exhaustion.
April 11 meeting of the WFIC
But first, there was the usual attendant controversy.… Read More
Comments Off on Did You Notice Something New?
If not, that’s a good thing. This is the new FLOG, begun about a month ago, on a new and updated infrastructure. We’ve had a few glitches in the transition, but everything seems to be working now.
We changed the FLOG because of security concerns. If these work out, we’ll open up the free registration again.… Read More
Comments Off on In-Fill Development Speaker on Weds April 13
The Montgomery Planning Board’s Speaker Series continues with a speaker on “in-fill development” in established neighborhoods like White Flint. The session will be held in Silver Spring at the offices of the architecture firm Torti-Gallas, 1300 Spring St., Suite 400. The presentation will begin at 6PM. Planning staff Director Rollin Stanley told me: “The speaker, Deni Poletti, is an architect from Toronto whom I worked with to transform a neighborhood in Toronto through very cool infill mixed use, residential medium and high rise buildings. … Read More
Comments Off on Staff Recommendations for Changes in White Flint Implementation Guidelines
As mentioned in the last few posts, the White Flint Sector Plan requires the Planning Board to adopt implementation guidelines to cover both transportation and planning processes changes necessitated by the new features of the Plan. Some of these include the new Comprehensive Local Area Transportation Review (CLATR), which substitutes for earlier “how fast do cars move through intersections” tests, and the new “sketch plan” process, which provides for public input at earlier stages than the prior site plan-only process.… Read More
Comments Off on April 11 Meeting of White Flint Implementation Committee
Nkosi Yearwood, chief planner for White Flint’s renovation, has announced that the next meeting of the White Flint Implementation Committee will be held Monday, April 11 at 7:3o PM, at the Montgomery Aquatic Center (MAC) in Wall Park on Executive Blvd. The topic will be the implementation guidelines recently discussed by the Planning Board.… Read More