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


JOIN the Friends of White Flint

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We would like to invite you to join the Friends of White Flint.

There are no requirements or pre-conditions for membership, and membership is open to all persons interested in the White Flint Sector Plan. It’s free. You don’t even have to agree with our Goal or Vision; our purpose is to encourage debate and discussion, leading to a better White Flint plan.…

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Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint

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The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint are:

Evan Goldman              EGoldman@federalrealty.com

Suzanne Hudson           suzannehudson@verizon.net

Barnaby Zall                   bzall@aol.com

These are the three representatives of the former Advisory Group who presented the Group’s views to the Planning Board last September. They represent the residents, developers and business communities interested in the Sector Plan.…

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Preparations for tomorrow’s First Steering Committee Meeting

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The first meeting of the White Flint Sector Plan Steering Committee is set for 7PM tomorrow night (January 6) at the Silver Spring MNCPPC auditorium.

 No one knows quite what to expect. There are various proposals for structure, role and operations circulating among members. A major question is the expectations of the Planning Board.…

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Further Discussion on Berman Proposal for Steering Committee

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Steering Committee member Natalie Goldberg has responded to Perry Berman’s proposal (quoted in the prior message). Natalie has a number of points, including:

The Steering Committe needs to see what role the Planning Board intends before taking actions.

The individual Steering Committee members’ responsibility is to be a voice for the community represented.

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Proposal for Steering Committee Operations

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Perry Berman, a member of the Steering Committee, has proposed, for discussion, some points to govern the work of the new Steering Committee:

Roles of the White Flint Master Plan Steering Committee

             Prepared by Perry Berman for discussion purposes 

My suggested responsibilities for the Steering Committee:

1. Work as a group collaboratively with Planning Staff and Planning Board to craft a plan, to work to insure the Plan’s vision, and to improve the chances for desired development in the Sector Plan.

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Upcoming Staff material for Steering Committee

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After Steering Committee member Paula Bienenfeld made a request for materials, Staff has now informed the Steering Committee that additional materials will be available soon:

 Dan Hardy will have a draft Appendix on transportation available for next week’s meeting. The draft may address “all details regarding traffic modeling, PAMR, LATR, Metro, etc.”

 And the design guidelines are “making progress on a draft” which should be available “early in 2009.”

Barnaby Zall…

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Steering Committee Meetings to be open

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After some discussion about whether the meetings of the Steering Committee are subject to Open Meetings and Public Information laws, staff has informed the Steering Committee that all meetings will be open, with public participation, and that minutes will be posted online after the meetings.

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Steering Committee members

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I can’t find a listing anywhere of the members of the new White Flint Steering Committee (which was appointed to replace the former, much larger White Flint Sector Plan Advisory Group). So here is a list:

Perry Berman

Paula Bienenfeld

John Fry

Natalie Goldberg

Evan Goldman

Daniel Hoffman

Ken Hurdle

Arnold Kohn

Rod Lawrence

Ed Rich

Peggy Schwartz

Andy Shulman

Michael Smith

Bob Stoddard

Barnaby Zall

Alternates (the actual role of Alternates is still unclear, but Chairman Hanson apparently envisioned them participating fully in the Steering Committee):

Dave Frieshtat

Suzanne Hudson

Barnaby Zall…

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Upcoming Planning Board Public Hearings on White Flint Plan

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The Planning Board will hear public comments on the latest draft of the White Flint Sector Plan, beginning with a hearing on January 12, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., in the Park and Planning Headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.

You can submit comments in writing or apply to testify at the hearing.…

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