Comments Off on Vision for White Flint: Issues by District; The Mall throws in a curve (or no curve)
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Design Guidelines: Vision for White Flint’s Future
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Planning Board Worksession — May 21, 2009
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Civic Green as Hot Potato
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Down to the Wire: Final Planning Board Schedule
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Agenda posted for Planning Board Worksession
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).… Read More
Comments Off on NRC Best Place to Work
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.… Read More
Comments Off on Additional Comments about Article on “Movement to Reduce Dependence on Cars” which was posted on 5/12
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. … Read More
Comments Off on Gazette article about the Friends of White Flint
Below is the link to a really nice article about the Friends of White Flint community written by Jen Beasley of the Montgomery County Gazette. Enjoy!
http://www.gazette.net/stories/05132009/bethnew194440_32535.shtml… Read More
Comments Off on You are not alone, Part III
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.… Read More