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


FoWF Supports Draft White Flint Sector Plan

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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.…

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Staging and Implementation Debate on Thursday

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Before diving into the new draft Final White Flint Plan, a few words about the scheduled Planning Board worksession on Thursday, June 18: the Planning Board will likely not take up the final draft until after it resolves a number of questions remaining from the June 4 worksession on implementation and staging.…

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Draft Final Plan Appears

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The Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to consider the final staff draft of the White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions beginning on Thursday, June 18, 2009. Today the draft was released.

The cover memo appears here:

http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/20090618whitememo.pdf

The staff final draft is in several parts (it’s a big file):

Part 1: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart1.pdf

Part 2: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart2.pdf

Part 3: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart3.pdf

Part 4: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart4.pdf

Part 5: http://www.montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/whitepart5.pdf

I’ll post a quick analysis in a bit.…

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The new Arlington Rap

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Friends of White Flint has consciously modelled itself on nearby community organizations in Rosslyn and Clarendon, revitalized parts of Arlington County, Virginia. Now a new resident of Arlington County has made a parody rap video about his new home, featured in today’s Washington Post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1RMuoQnKo

The Post article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/12/AR2009061203833.html?sub=AR

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What to Expect: Part 3 – the PIKE!

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Fourth in a series of posts discussing what I expect to see in the upcoming final Draft White Flint Sector Plan, scheduled to be delivered to the Montgomery County Planning Board on June 18. These are not official Friends of White Flint positions, just my musings. This post deals with transportation issues, and in particular, what to do about Rockville Pike.…

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A residential building moratorium in White Flint?

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Several newspapers are reporting that the most recent schools report has found that several schools in Montgomery County face overcrowding conditions in 2014. County law requires a moratorium on residential construction in areas served by severely over-crowded schools. The Planning Board has imposed such a moratorium in some areas in the County.…

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Michael Springer Joins FoWF Board

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The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint is pleased to announce that Michael L. Springer has been elected to a Business Class seat on the Board. Springer is the representative to FoWF of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and has been very active in the White Flint Sector Plan development process.…

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What to Expect? Part Two – Density and Heights

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Third in a series of posts discussing what I expect to see in the upcoming final Draft White Flint Sector Plan, scheduled to be delivered to the Montgomery County Planning Board on June 18. These are not official Friends of White Flint positions, just my musings. This post deals with density and heights.…

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What to Expect? Part One: New Urban Area

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The Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to receive the final Draft White Flint Sector Plan on June 18. The Board will then spend several weeks reviewing and revising the draft Plan, before approving a plan and recommending it for passage by the County Council. Final Planning Board action on the Plan is anticipated by the end of July and as early as July 9, 2009.…

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How It All Got Started . . .

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(First in a projected series of posts leading up to the publication of the final Draft of the White Flint Sector Plan by the staff of the Montgomery County Planning Board. I welcome all participants in the White Flint planning process to add their own memories and analyses.)

For me, the White Flint Planning process began in October 2006, when I saw a tiny squib in the Gazette, calling for volunteers to discuss the future of White Flint.…

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