The Montgomery County Director of General Services, David Dise, has “cordially invited” all members of the public to yet another set of “charettes” about White Flint. These are the additional opportunities for public comment promised by Diane Schwartz-Jones, County Executive Ike Leggett’s chief staffer on White Flint, after numerous questions were raised about the funding and contracting of the process.
The charettes will be held at Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda. (Note: this is not in White Flint, but about fifteen minutes away in Rock Spring, behind the Old Georgetown Square shopping center.)
The sessions will be held at 7-9:30PM on Wednesday, June 1, and at the same time on Thursday, June 16.
The Department of General Services has set up a new website with more information.
The June 1 meeting is described as:
Community Meeting 1: Community Perspectives
The purpose of this facilitated meeting will be to gather input from the community, stakeholders, property owners, and tenants regarding both the needs and programming of public amenities within the White Flint Sector Plan area. The focus will be to move from the general ideas contained in the Sector Plan to more specific ideas that can be the basis for an implementation plan. Community input will be sought to understand the key criteria and principles to be considered in developing the public amenities implementation plan.
The June 16 meeting then takes the results of the first meeting and presents a new plan:
Community Meeting 2: Plan Presentation
This meeting will present a proposed amenities implementation plan based on the previous meeting.