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


The End Game Begins

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The Montgomery County Planning Board conducts much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions arranged around various topics. These worksessions can last for many hours. But you can’t blink, or you might miss something interesting. Some thirteen hours into the worksession last Thursday, May 21, the Planning Board revisited some of its earlier work on the southern and northern edges of the Sector Plan, and fireworks bloomed.…

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Dense Discussion of New Zoning

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The Montgomery County Planning Board conducts much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions arranged around a topic. Earlier today, the Board went through the Sector, district-by-district, looking at particular issues in each neighborhood. Now the Board is considering a new CR Zone, proposed to match the White Flint Sector Plan, and intended to provide a balanced mix of commercial and residential development.…

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Vision for White Flint: Issues by District; The Mall throws in a curve (or no curve)

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The Montgomery County Planning Board is working through the “design guidelines” for each “district” within the White Flint Sector. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.

White Flint Planner Nkosi Yearwood: Maple Ave. District: Issue: Historic Montrose School. One-room school building. Issues of access from Montrose Parkway. Recommendation is to retain the zone as C-2.…

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Design Guidelines: Vision for White Flint’s Future

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One innovation of the White Flint Sector planning process is the development of “design guidelines.” Now used in other Montgomery County plans, the idea of design guidelines as a flexible, non-regulatory planning tool was pioneered in the White Flint plan process. The concept is that the Planning Board can illustrate, through pictures and descriptions, its vision for a particular area — in this case, the White Flint Sector as a whole, and individual portions (“districts”) within a larger Sector.…

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Planning Board Worksession — May 21, 2009

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around a particular topic. Today’s topic is the Design Guidelines, which are the visual and descriptive representations of the plans for the six “districts” which the Staff has designed within the White Flint Sector.…

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Civic Green as Hot Potato

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One of the more convoluted discussions in the White Flint Sector Plan is the siting of various parks. The biggest park in the Sector is the existing Wall Local Park, at the corner of Nicholson Lane and Old Georgetown Road; the Plan contemplates revising this park (which is currently largely covered by the Montgomery Aquatic Center and a big parking lot) by shifting the parking into a structure to the north and converting the parking lot into a series of informal park fields.…

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Down to the Wire: Final Planning Board Schedule

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The Montgomery County Planning Board has been working on the White Flint Sector Plan for almost three years, and the end of the process is finally in sight. The latest Staff memorandum contains an advance schedule, as usual, but this schedule contains only three items, and the last one is the final Planning Board approval of the Plan and transmission to the County Council.…

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Agenda posted for Planning Board Worksession

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions organized around topics. The topic for the next worksession, scheduled for 9AM on Thursday, May 21, is the new Design Guidelines, with an eye toward working through the Guidelines on a district by district basis (the Staff has divided the Sector into six Districts).…

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NRC Best Place to Work

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The Nucelar Regulatory Commission is the largest employer in the White Flint area, and is a member of Friends of White Flint. Today’s Washington Post had a front-page article on the best federal agencies to work for, and NRC was at the top of the list, with even higher employee satisfaction than in the last survey.…

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Additional Comments about Article on “Movement to Reduce Dependence on Cars” which was posted on 5/12

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This article highlights the type of visionary thinking that is happening around the Nation and the World.   Our lives and built environment encourage car use.  My wife and I have lived full and part time in New York, Boston and Philly and we didn’t own a car in any of those three cities. …

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