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


Property Owners’ presentations

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Live-blogging from the March 30 meeting of the Montgomery Planning Board.

Montouri property. Across Nebel St. from the new Harris Teeter store, at the end of Old Georgetown Rd. Object to MARC station on their site. “Sliver” on the west side of Nebel, which is now a treed site. Undeveloped for many years.…

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Planning Board Meeting on White Flint

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The Montgomery County Planning Board is holding a rare evening worksession on the White Flint Sector Plan. The session is live-streamed on the Planning Board’s site: www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.

Live-blogging from the meeting.

Topic for the evening is more presentations by property owners, and, if there is time, by community associations.

Some of the properties which will present tonight are: Mid-Pike Plaza, Montouri properties (MARC station site proposal), and Holladay properties (where the McDonald’s now is).…

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Agenda for March 30 Planning Board Meeting

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The agenda and staff memo for the March 30, 2009, meeting and worksession of the Montgomery Planning Board is available at:

http://montgomeryplanningboard.org/agenda/2009/documents/20090323_White_Flint_Worksession_5.pdf

This meeting is a continuation of the two prior meetings, in which property owners will present their proposals for projects in the new White Flint. In addition, four community association representatives, including Friends of White Flint Director John Fry, will present their views to the Planning Board.…

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Weekly Trip Generation!

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For those of you who do read this part of the blog I apologize for not writing sooner.  I missed a week due to a crazy work schedule, but here is the data on my last two weeks of trip generations!

I took 29 trips between Monday 3/9 and Sunday 3/22:

 6 trips were auto associated with a vacation weekend in suburban New York and New Jersey. …

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Interesting Article on the Greater Greater Washington Blog about White Flint!

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White Flint master plan: it’s all about incentives


Proposed street grid at White Flint Metro. Image from Glatting-Jackson.
by Cavan Wilk Montgomery County is continuing its planning process to retrofit the area surrounding the White Flint Metro into a vibrant livable, walkable community. The current owners of the land surrounding the Metro station are on board with the plan.

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Virginia Aims at Dead-End Roads

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An article in today’s Washington Post talks about Virginia’s road code changes intended to end cul-de-sacs in neighborhoods.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/21/AR2009032102248.html?sub=AR

The same concepts are used in the White Flint Sector Plan traffic planning process: a robust network of roads, permitting the use of alternate routes instead of widening thoroughfares, slowing traffic, increasing walkability.…

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New Worksession Scheduled for 3/30 at 7PM

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan during worksessions, which feature presentations on particular topics and discussions with the White Flint Steering Committee (see numerous posts below). The Planning Board is currently working through voluminous presentations by property owners and developers of the projects they envision in the new White Flint (again, see below for numerous posts).…

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New Steering Committee Meeting Scheduled for 4/14

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N’kosi Yearwood, planner for the White Flint Sector Plan, has just announced the next meeting of the White Flint Steering Committee:

“The next White Flint Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for April 14 at 7 p.m. at 8787 Georgia Avenue. The topics are the CR zone . . . and the draft design guidelines.…

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Washington Post Article on White Flint Planning

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Today’s Washington Post had an article on the front page of the Metro Section (Page B1) on the Property Owners’ Collaborative and the Planning Board’s deliberations about density. The article quotes Friends of White Flint Secretary (and Luxmanor community resident) Ken Hurdle, among others.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/18/AR2009031803521.html

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Property Owners’ Presentations (continued)

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Live blogging from March 19, 2009, meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Topic is presentations of property owners and developers on the projects they project building in the new White Flint. Meeting is running substantially behind agenda schedule, and there’s no telling how long this portion of the meeting will be extended.…

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