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


Author Archives: Barnaby Zall

Casey Anderson Appointed to Planning Board

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on Casey Anderson Appointed to Planning Board

Bookmark and Share

The Montgomery County Council today appointed community activist Casey Anderson to the Planning Board. Anderson, from Silver Spring, is best known as a bicycle enthusiast, and gave a well-received presentation to the 2010 Friends of White Flint Town Hall meeting about increasing bicycle commuting.

Leisure World developer Norm Dreyfuss was re-appointed to the Republican seat on the Planning Board.…

Read More

Location Changed for Monday’s WFIC Meeting

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on Location Changed for Monday’s WFIC Meeting

Bookmark and Share

The White Flint Implementation Committee will meet on Monday, June 13, but the location has been changed to the Planning Board auditorium, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. The air conditioner is not working at the regular meeting location in the Montgomery Aquatic Center in Wall Park. …

Read More

White Flint Charettes: June 1 & 16

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on White Flint Charettes: June 1 & 16

Bookmark and Share

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.…

Read More

White Flint Update

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on White Flint Update

Bookmark and Share

Last week’s White Flint Implementation Committee meeting was postponed, but White Flint planning staffer Nkosi Yearwood offers an update on several White Flint initiatives (I added the explanatory links in a couple of the section titles to supplement Nkosi’s laconic reportage):

WF Charrette

The County’s Public Facilities Charrette will have two upcoming public meetings: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 and Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7: 30 p.m.…

Read More

A Walk in Montgomery County

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on A Walk in Montgomery County

Bookmark and Share

In all the discussion of urban and suburban development in Montgomery County, of how fast cars go through intersections, and how asphalt should give way to trees, it’s sometimes difficult to remember the quiet treasures that remain near us. You don’t need to go far to find solitude, where the birds sing, the creek burbles, and the leaves dance in the wind.…

Read More

“Alluvium”

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on “Alluvium”

Bookmark and Share

The JBG Companies (a member of Friends of White Flint) has unveiled the newest piece of public art in Montgomery County: “Alluvium,” a huge and stunning work by reknowned sculptor Jim Sanborn. Alluvium is in the Paseo, the central area of the new North Bethesda Market in White Flint, just across Rockville Pike from White Flint Mall.  …

Read More

White Flint Rising – Part 3; Now We Can SEE It

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on White Flint Rising – Part 3; Now We Can SEE It

Bookmark and Share

Every few months, we take a look at the progress of the renovation of White Flint into a walkable, sustainable, transit-oriented community, part of North Bethesda, Maryland.

But, frankly, for many months now, it’s been tough to see the future White Flint, except in shades of gray. Earlier installments have looked at walking tours, new sketch plans, and about-to-open buildings. …

Read More

May 9 White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting is Cancelled

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on May 9 White Flint Implementation Committee Meeting is Cancelled

Bookmark and Share

Nkosi Yearwood, chief planner for the White Flint Sector Plan and staff for the White Flint Implementation Committee announced today that the WFIC will not hold its usual meeting on the second Monday of May. “The agenda is light,” Yearwood noted, so it would be better to postpone the discussions until the regularly-scheduled June 13 meeting.…

Read More

Latest Draft of White Flint Implementation Guidelines

Posted on by Barnaby Zall

Comments Off on Latest Draft of White Flint Implementation Guidelines

Bookmark and Share

The Montgomery County Planning Board continues to mull over the Implementation Guidelines for the White Flint Sector Plan. The Implementation Guidelines will generally cover transportation and staging of development.

The Planning staff has now prepared a memorandum for the Planning Board’s meeting on Thursday. The memo recounts some of the discussion, including one topic which has split the Board 3-2: if development proposals bump up against a staging limit (such as the amount of development which can be approved before needed infrastructure is in place), should the entire proposal be held in abeyance, or just that part that exceeds the staging cap?…

Read More