In record time, the Montgomery County Planning Board unanimously adopted the draft White Flint Sector Plan. Coming after a fractious discussion of the West Gaithersburg Plan, the swift and positive response to the White Flint Plan was a surprise. The Board took only fifteen minutes to compliment the many participants in the planning process, and there were no amendments to the staff draft offered on July 13, 2009.…Read More
Live-blogging from the Montgomery County Planning Board’s meeting on the White Flint Sector Plan. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.
Piera Weiss, Master Planner for White Flint, opened this session by discussing her cover memo listing changes from the June version of the draft. The Regional Services Center, which is part of the County Executive’s decentralization effort, asked that providing space for a White Flint office be given density bonuses to encourage the dedication of space. …Read More
Live-blogging from July 9, 2009, worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org. During the morning’s discussions so far, the Board has touched on major planning issues county-wide, including planning processes, transportation, and the future of the county.
The Board is currently considering the West Gaithersburg/Life Sciences Center Plan, before taking up the White Flint Plan.…Read More
Live blogging from the July 16, 2009, meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomergyplanningboard.org.
Chairman Hanson opened the meeting by pointing out that today’s schedule is “extraordinarily heavy” and it is. The agenda begins with two segments on the West Gaithersburg/Life Sciences Center Master Plan, which includes new transportation links, a new street network, connectivity to the planned Corridor Cities Transitway, and major development areas.…Read More
Yesterday’s Gazette newspaper had an article addressing the sagging real estate market in the White Flint area. A “seller’s market,” the article announced.
But not everyone is buying . . . the idea that this market will continue. The article also quotes observers who predict that the current glut will evaporate within two years, and that White Flint will need even more residences on the market.…Read More
The Montgomery County Planning Board has been working on the White Flint Sector Plan for three years, but it looks like we are reaching the end of this phase. Tomorrow, at its next meeting, the Planning Board is scheduled to take up the White Flint Plan for what may be the final time.…Read More
Friends of White Flint held a meeting last night for Friends and participants in the former White Flint Advisory Committee to discuss the latest draft of the White Flint Sector Plan. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Board of Friends of White Flint unanimously voted to notify the Planning Board of FoWF’s continued strong support for the White Flint Sector Plan, including the revisions released on Monday.…Read More
The Montgomery County Planning Board has designed a new Commercial/Residential (“CR”) Zone, which will be used in the White Flint Sector. The new CR Zone features an overall density rating, a commercial use limit, a residential use limit, and a height limit. For example, CR Zone 3, C 1.5, R 1.5, H 150′.…Read More
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! …Read More
On Thursday, July 16, 2009, the Montgomery County Planning Board will consider final revisions to the staff’s draft of the White Flint Sector Plan. This is the version of the Plan which the Board worked on at its last meeting on June 18. The staff included the changes the Planning Board made on June 18, and also considered the changes proposed by Friends of White Flint.…Read More