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

Notes from the Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting 6.11.2013

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The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee (WFDAC) met again on Tuesday, June 11 at the Rockville offices of Federal Realty Investment Trust. The agenda included general updates, a briefing on the Washington Gas Communications Tower, a few new items of business, and more information on subcommittees. Here are the details:

 Updates

** Peggy Schwartz, Transportation Management District – Bike to Work Day was a big success, there were between 15 and 17 pit stops in Montgomery County alone, including a pit stop at the NRC.…

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New Sketch Plan, Road Designs to be Unveiled June 10th

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee will have its monthly meeting next Monday, June 10th, at 7pm in Wall Park/Shriver Aquatic Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.  The agenda is packed with work and it’s poised to be an eventful evening.

First, Foulger-Pratt and ProMark will present their proposed sketch plan for a piece of property on the southwest quadrant of Nebel Street and Marinelli Road.  …

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County Planning Board Extends BRT Comment Period

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As a reader of this blog, you know that Friends of White Flint believes that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is the right solution for the traffic on 355.  We’ve posted before that congestion in this region is only getting worse – and is projected to do so substantially.  We must seek a sustainable solution.  …

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Friends’ Testimony on Bus Rapid Transit

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Earlier tonight, Friends of White Flint’s Amy Donin testified before the Montgomery County Planning Board in support of Bus Rapid Transit in White Flint.  Find our testimony below:

 

Good evening, Commissioners, my name is Amy Donin and I am here on behalf of the Friends of White Flint.

Friends promotes a sustainable, walkable and engaging White Flint.…

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Notes from the Downtown Advisory Committee Meeting 5.14.2013

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The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee met for the second time on May 14th at the North Bethesda Conference Center. In addition to electing Committee leadership, the group discussed how the Downtown Advisory Committee will fit into the bigger picture of what’s happening in White Flint, and how this committee can work with the other groups working in the area (including Friends of White Flint).…

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Notes from the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee

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The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee, a body established by the Planning Board, met on Monday, May 13th.  Below are notes of the most salient points of discussion:

**  Rose Krasnow, interim director of the Planning Department, made a rare appearance at the meeting.  Also present was Ramona Bell-Pearson from the County Executive’s office and representatives from the county Department of Transportation.  

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Get Engaged to Improve Traffic

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Our region is notorious for its traffic.  And, White Flint will only reach its potential with the right supporting infrastructure.   We know there must be a solution and, for that, we agree with the White Flint Sector Plan.  Transit is key!

This Thursday, May 16th, the Montgomery County Planning Board is holding a public hearing on the proposal for Bus Rapid Transit.  …

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Next Week is Busy with County-Level White Flint Meetings

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Next week features the second Monday and Tuesday of May so it must be White Flint time in MoCo!  On Monday evening, the White Flint Implementation Committee will be meeting at Wall Park/Shriver Aquatic Center at 7pm.  The Implementation Committee is a body appointed by the Planning Board to guide the planning of infrastructure, amenities and plan recommendations within the sector.…

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Washington Gas Plans Communications Tower on Nebel Street Property

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As Bethesda Now reported last week, Washington Gas is planning a 145-foot communications tower in the center of their property on Nebel Street, at the edge of the White Flint sector.  The primary purpose of the tower is to improve Washington Gas’ communications, particularly in times of emergency.  They are also open to leasing space on the tower to at least two cell providers.…

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Meet Your White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee

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Less than twelve hours after the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee adjourned on Monday night, another body took up a different aspect of planning.  The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee is the group that will coordinate and plan the day-to-day operations to help White Flint reach its potential.  The group met for the first time on Tuesday morning, April 9th and began with introductions. …

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