A new organization, the White Flint Community Coalition, says it is “Representing the wishes of the people of the White Flint area.” The Community Coalition testified before the Montgomery County Planning Board at a hearing on the proposed new Montgomery County Growth Policy.
The Community Coalition said in a press release that the proposed Growth Policy would “generate unacceptable levels of traffic congestion to the detriment of the people now living in the county.” The group’s release quoted John King, a Garrett Park resident, as saying “we are not against smart growth or in favor of sprawl.… Read More
Comments Off on New Photo Essay on FoWF Home Page
I have added a new photo essay to the Friends of White Flint home page: www.friendsofwhiteflint.org. The essay is made from pictures from the Planning Staff draft of the White Flint Plan, plus pictures of various proposed projects for White Flint. The essay begins with the existing state of Rockville Pike, and moves through plans, projects already underway and finishes with proposed project from north to south across the Sector.… Read More
Comments Off on Staff Background Materials Available
The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around various topics. Generally, the planning staff prepares background memoranda and materials for the Board to use to prepare for these sessions.
The staff background materials for the June 4 and June 18, 2009 worksessions is now available on-line.… Read More
Comments Off on Transportation Advocates Should Focus on “Community-Building”
An interesting blog post on “Just Up the Pike,” a site looking at eastern Montgomery County. Hans Reimer asks: “Is a focus on community-building through smart-growth the answer to getting past these polarized extremes? While Flint, and the new growth policy generally, will be a test.”
http://www.justupthepike.com/2009/06/strengthening-community-through-smart.html Read More
Comments Off on Randolph Hills Civic Association Supports Draft Plan with changes
Randolph Hills Civic Association is the largest community organization in the White Flint area, representing almost 5,000 people who live just to the east of the Sector boundaries. RHCA has been active in the White Flint Plan development process, and is a member of Friends of White Flint.
RHCA has now sent a letter of support to the Montgomery County Planning Board, but suggesting some changes in the draft Plan to reflect the needs of the community to the east:
Randolph Hills Civic Association Letter on White Flint Plan.… Read More
Comments Off on Briggs: I don’t see a shovel turning ground within two years.
Live-blogging from June 18, 2009, worksession #13 of the Montgomery County Planning Board; topic is implementation requirements and staging. Streaming video is available at www.montgomerycountyplanning.org.
Pre-requisites: Chairman Hanson: the Board must establish an Advisory Committee and monitoring program. The question here is whether we want this to happen or not?… Read More
Comments Off on Hanson: when do we do that?
Live blogging from the June 18, 2009 worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board, the thirteenth worksession on the White Flint Sector Plan. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org. Topics for today include staging and implementation and beginning the detailed review of the staff draft of the White Flint Sector Plan.… Read More
Comments Off on Planning Board Worksession – June 18, 2009
The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around topics. Today’s topics are implementation and staging, and the presentation of the staff Draft of the Plan. Live streaming video of today’s session is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.
Live blogging from the worksession.… Read More
Comments Off on WF Partnership Proposes Changes in Draft Plan
The White Flint Partnership is a group of large property owners in White Flint. In a letter to the Montgomery County Planning Board today, the Partnership recommended a set of changes in the Draft White Flint Plan. The text of the changes and cover notes are:
Dear Chairman Hanson,
On behalf of the White Flint Partnership I would like to submit the following email with some minor final comments in regards to the White Flint Sector Plan Staff Draft. … Read More
Comments Off on FoWF Supports Draft White Flint Sector Plan
At its meeting last night, the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors reviewed the staff draft of the White Flint Sector Plan to be discussed by the Montgomery County Planning Board at its June 18, 2009 meeting. The Board discussed several issues with the draft Plan, especially the section on implementation and staging of capital and transportation improvements, which will be the subject of much attention by the Planning Board on Thursday.… Read More