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


Fairfax as a City?

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One of the theories behind the evolution of White Flint is that the area would be better served by becoming more urban, handling some of the estimated million new Marylanders expected in the next twenty years while improving sustainability and liveability. White Flint, however, is not the only jurisdiction looking for these benefits: Fairfax County, home to one million residents already, is considering becoming a “city” instead of a county.…

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Berliner Comment on Plan Process

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As the Montgomery County Planning Board finishes up its work on the White Flint Sector Plan, we can start to see the beginnings of the next phase of the Master Plan process. After the Planning Board completes its work (expected by the end of this month), it will publish a Planning Board Draft Plan, and send the Plan to the Montgomery County Council.…

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Friends of White Flint Offers Recommendations on White Flint Draft Plan

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Today the Friends of White Flint sent recommendations to the Montgomery County Planning Board for improvements in the Draft Plan for the White Flint Sector. Friends of White Flint strongly supports the Draft Plan, but suggested in a June 17, 2009, letter to the Planning Board that the Plan could be improved.…

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“The Wisconsin Condominium” Enthusiastically Supports the Adoption of the White Flint Sector Plan

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The Wisconsin Condominium announces today its enthusiastic support for the White Flint Sector Plan that is promoted by the Friends of White Flint.

In May of 2009 the Friends of White Flint was invited to present on the White Flint Sector Plan.  The turnout for this presentation was unusually large due to the strong interest in the future of our local community. 

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“White Flint Community Coalition” Opposes White Flint Growth

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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.…

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New Photo Essay on FoWF Home Page

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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.…

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Staff Background Materials Available

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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.…

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Transportation Advocates Should Focus on “Community-Building”

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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
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Randolph Hills Civic Association Supports Draft Plan with changes

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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.

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