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


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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You are not alone, Part III

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   The FLOG continues to grow. Last week, we averaged more than 350 readers (“unique viewers”) every day. We expect readership to slow a little during the next two weeks, since the Montgomery County Planning Board has no meetings scheduled on the White Flint Sector Plan.

     Many thanks to our readers, and we welcome you to participate as well as read.…

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New Urbanism Takes Off

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     The Congress for the New Urbanism, www.cnu.org, has released a new video on New Urbanism, highlighting the “greatest threat to our civilization:” . . . . the cul-de-sac. The video won its contest to explain visually the philosophy of New Urbanism. “What we build is our greatest threat . .…

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Board to Finish White Flint Plan by June 18?

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At today’s Montgomery County Planning Board meeting, a tentative schedule was announced by chief White Flint staffer Piera Weiss to meet the Board’s anticipated deadline of having the White Flint Plan sent to the County Council by July. Weiss suggested that on June 18, the staff would provide the Board with a “redline rewrite” of the Public Hearing draft, incorporating the changes made since January.…

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Design Guidelines Garner Applause

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Live blogging from the May 7, 2009, worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board on the White Flint Sector Plan. Current topic is the new design guidelines.

John Carter, Chief Urban Design and Preservation Division, who has been involved with the White Flint Plan from the start three years ago, with Luis Estrada, project urban designer for White Flint, introduced the Guidelines.…

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New Park by White Flint Mall

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Live blogging from May 7, 2009, worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.

Piera Weiss, lead White Flint planner. Last week, the Board asked for more information on parks in the White Flint sector. Recommendation on taking more property from White Flint Mall and White Flint Plaza.…

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What’s Your Authority?

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Live blogging from the May 7, 2009, worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board on implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan.

Diane Schwartz Jones, representing the County Executive: good news is we can’t veto a Master Plan. Planning board Chairman Royce Hanson: could veto all the implementation. Lots of ways to undermine.…

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