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


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County Executive Infrastructure Financing Plan – White Flint

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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. …

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White Flint Partnership Supports County Executive Financing Plan for White FLint

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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.…

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County Executive’s financing plan includes raising property taxes for existing condo owners in White Flint

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Earlier this week at a public meeting regarding how to finance the public infrastructure improvements needed to fulfill the vision of the New White Flint Community, a financing plan was presented by some County officials that would tax EXISTING CONDOMINIUM OWNERS in the White Flint Sector Area.We, the property owners and members of the White Flint Partnership, want to make clear that any such plan to tax existing condominium owners is not acceptable to us, individually or collectively.

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Tyson’s Corner requires $15 Billion in infrastructure – White Flint only $500 Million

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Below is a link to an article in today’s Post about Tyson’s.  The planners project a need for $15 Billion (yes that is Billion) in infrastructure over the life of the plan to fund infrastructure.  As most of you know White Flint requires only about $500 Million plus some operating costs of approximately $400 million according to the County Executive and the plan creates $7 Billion in NET new tax revenue for the County.  

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How will the new White Flint pay for the costs to accommodate new students?

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The Sector Plan proposes 12,020 new residential units including those that have already been approved.  Assuming 25% of these units will be low-rise 4 story multifamily buildings and the remaining 75% will be high-rise multifamily buildings, the following is the calculation of school impact fees.  $10,431 in impact fees per low-rise multifamily unit multiplied by 25% of the 12,020 units equals $31.3 million in impact fees.

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White Flint Metro Station Event

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You may have seen the White Flint Partnership at the White Flint Metro Station this morning.  We were handing out flyers and talking to interested riders about the on-going sector plan process.  We hope many of these mass transit users will become engaged in the Friends of White Flint in the coming weeks! …

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Additional Comments about Article on “Movement to Reduce Dependence on Cars” which was posted on 5/12

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This article highlights the type of visionary thinking that is happening around the Nation and the World.   Our lives and built environment encourage car use.  My wife and I have lived full and part time in New York, Boston and Philly and we didn’t own a car in any of those three cities. …

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White Flint Partnership Speaker Series

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Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to create the speaker series this morning.  Chris Zimmerman and Ian Lockwood both shared some of the best examples of planning around the nation, and they were incredibly engaging speakers.  I was impressed by the way transportation planning and urban planning are coordinated seemlessly in each of these great places!  …

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March 30th Planning Board Worksession

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Many of the residents that I spoke with after the work session last night were encouraged that the Planning Board was taking a strong position on the creation of walkable neighborhoods and a new community around White Flint Metro. 

I do want to comment on two residents that did not have the opportunity to present their views last night because the board ran out of time. …

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