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


Individual Development Proposals to the Planning Board

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Live blogging from March 5, 2009, Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanning.org.

Presentations by individual property owners and developers of their proposals for how their properties might develop under the proposed White Flint Sector Plan.

Cmsnr Robinson: what is unique in this Sector Plan is that property owners have banded together and figured out what they intend to do.…

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Developer Collaborative Presentation

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Live blogging from the March 5, 2009, Planning Board meeting (see below):

Presentation by Developer Collaborative. Five members of Collaborative, all are property owners involved in the process, but don’t include all property owners in the White Flint Sector. Members include JBG, the Gables, Lerner/Tower (White Flint Mall), Holladay, and Federal Realty Investment Trust.…

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Planning Board meeting March 5, 2009

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Live blogging from Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. Topic of the White Flint portion of the meeting: Presentations by property owners on proposed developments which could be made in the “new” White Flint.

Piera Weiss, staffer for the White Flint Sector Plan, first described the Public Hearing held on Jan. 12.…

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Urban vs. Suburban Trip Generation

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I agree with Evan’s discussion of trip generation rates when you live in Urban vs. Suburban areas.  The fear of development and density in White Flint seems to continue to revolve around traffic concerns, and yet if the area is planned in a way to make it feel safe and accessible to pedestrians and bikers then traffic will be alleviated not increased.

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Posting and Commenting on the FLOG

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An increasing number of people are joining the FLOG directly, by-passing the Rules and instructions contained on the main Friends of White Flint pages: www.friendsofwhiteflint.org. This is easily done by “bookmarking” or “favoriting” the FLOG, and sometimes by following a Google or other search engine link. One result, however, is that some new participants miss the instruction pages.…

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Changes to the FLOG

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We have slightly improved our look and readability. You will now see the most recent posts and comments listed in the right-hand column; you can click on any of these and keep up with that discussion. We have also renamed the control features as “Your FLOG Controls.”

Please let us know if there are any other improvements you would like to see on the FLOG.…

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Trip Generation Rates in the New White Flint

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I was reading two great books on urbanism that inspired me to submit my first post to the FLOG!  The first book is called “The Option of Urbanism” by Chris Leinberger and the second is “Home From Nowhere” by James Kunstler.  I am thinking of buying some extra copies if anyone on the steering committee is interested in reading them.  

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Parks and Recreation: A Proposal

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It doesn’t seem as if the Planning Board will have much time to go over parks and recreation in the White Flint Sector Plan Public Hearing Draft work sessions. I prepared a brief presentation on the topic, covering the existing facilities, the proposals in the Public Hearing Draft, and a suggestion to provide more recreation space at little or no cost:

fun-families-fitness.pdf

Comments would be appreciated. …

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Proposed Upcoming Work Session Schedule

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The Staff memo for Thursday’s Montgomery County Planning Board meeting includes a proposed schedule for upcoming work sessions on the White Flint Sector Plan (the Planning Board does much of its work on particular details of the Sector Plan in work sessions; the White Flint Steering Committee comments to the Board during these sessions):

 March 5  Worksession #3: Land Use and Zoning/Property Owners Presentations [see earlier post for more]

March 19 Worksession #4: Continuation of Land Use and Zoning/Property Owners Presentations; Public Facilities: School [siting for a new elementary school is a hot topic in the plan], MARC  station [two competing proposals for location of a new commuter railroad station]

April 9  Worksession #5: Environment and Design Guidelines [Sustainability is a generally-accepted goal in the plan; but there is some disagreement about the amount of permeable land and green tree cover to be required] [the design guidelines are a new feature of this Master Plan process, and may change expectations and proposals without going through the full zoning process].…

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Land Use Proposals

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The Montgomery County Planning Board will hold another work session on the White Flint Sector Plan this Thursday, March 5, beginning some time after 9AM (White Flint is fifth on the meeting agenda), in the auditorium at the Maryland-National Capital Area Park and Planning Office, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring.

 The topic is Land Use Proposals, which includes various proposals for future development in the White Flint Sector.…

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