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


Category Archives: Montgomery County Government

Were your ears buzzing yesterday?

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At yesterday’s County Council PHED committee meeting, the many emails Friends of White Flint members sent to committee members were mentioned more than a few times during the discussion about White Flint 2. Thank you to all the many, many people who advocated for a walkable White Flint 2.

While only the Guardian and Willco properties will be considered to be part of White Flint 1’s metro station priority area, it was decided that all traffic mitigating infrastructure projects in the western and northern parts of White Flint 2 will prioritize walkability and bikeability, ensuring a more urban design.…

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Want to serve on the White Flint Implementation Committee?

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The Planning Department is soliciting letters of interest from homeowners and civic associations, and property owners to fill two vacancies on the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee. A vacancy exists for a commercial property owner representative and another vacancy for a residential or civic association representative.

If you are interested in serving on the Committee, please submit a letter of interest by Friday, November 24, 2017, no more than 250 words, highlighting your interest, background, and expertise that will ensure the successful implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan.…

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Community Meeting On The Interim Plan To Improve Wall Local Park Experience

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A Community Meeting to discuss the interim plan to improve Wall Local Park, will be Monday, November 13, 2017.  The meeting will start at 6:30 pm.  It will be at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center at Wall Park.  Under the guidance of the current White Flint Sector Plan, Parks staff will present the interim plan as well as review future plans to the park. …

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What the PHED Committee Discussed and Decided This Week for White Flint 2

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During Monday’s County Council PHED Committee, staff and PHED Committee members discussed and decided the following:

Cherrington/Wilgus

Council staff recommended keeping the Planning Board’s zoning for the land behind Cherrington townhomes, stating that townhomes would be an appropriate use of that land.  After some discussion, including comments by the Planning Board Chair and Planning Department Director, it was decided to include language that ensured that any residential development is compatible with existing development.…

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Have you had Contact With a Rabid Cat in Pike & Rose Area?

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 A rabid cat scratched one person and bit another near Pike & Rose last week, a county official said. A gray domestic short-haired cat with what appeared to be an injured hind leg found in the area of White Flint Station condominiums, near Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road, has tested positive for rabies.…

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School Capacity Needs Take Center Stage in White Flint, Rock Spring Plan Review

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From Bethesda Beat

The drafted Rock Spring growth plan could bring as many as 423 new students to the crowded schools of the Walter Johnson cluster. Previously approved projects in the area could yield another 135.

The drafted White Flint 2 Sector Plan could add 690 more students, and another 149 could arrive courtesy of the drafted Grosvenor-Strathmore plan, according to county estimates.…

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PHED Committee Worksession on Staging, NADMS, and Light Industrial in White Flint 2 on Monday, October 30

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The Montgomery Council PHED Committee (Planning, Housing & Economic Development) composed of Nancy Floreen, Chair, George Leventhal,  Hans Riemer will discuss White Flint 2 at their worksession on Monday, October 30 at 2:30 pm.  There are important discussions about NADMS goals, staging, light industrial space, and other issues in the two staff memos, labeled Packet A and Packet B below.…

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What you missed at yesterday’s PHED WF2 Worksession

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While you were at work, we were at yesterday afternoon’s County Council PHED Committee (Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee) worksession on White Flint 2.  Here’s what transpired:

MPDU

The planning board recommended that CR and CRT zoned residential space should have a 15% rate of MPDUs (Moderately Priced Dwelling Units) as opposed to the standard 12.5% rate.…

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White Flint 2 Sector Plan is Focus of PHED Committee Meeting, Monday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

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The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) Committee will meet in the Seventh Floor Council Hearing Room at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 23 to review the White Flint 2 Sector Plan. A public hearing on White Flint 2 was held on September 19, and the PHED Committee reviewed the public school and transportation adequacy of the plan in an October 9 meeting.…

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Summary of Yesterday’s PHED Committee WorkSession on White Flint 2

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FoWF Executive Director Amy Ginsburg attended Monday’s three-hour County Council PHED committee worksession on White Flint 2. Here’s a quick summary of what was discussed and decided.

Schools

Including White Flint 1, White Flint 2, Rock Spring, and Grosvenor-Strathmore master plans, over the long term we will need space for an additional 1,554 elementary school students, 501 middle school students, and 1,531 high school students. …

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