Comments Off on Planning Board — MARC Station Goes South
Live blogging from April 23, 2009 worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Topic: new commuter rail (MARC) station.
Dan Hardy, transportation wizard and head, Vision Division: Review of MARC section of transportation appendix ( see the staff presentation for today’s meeting). Review of two possible sites: northern on Montouri property across from Harris-Teeter, and southern site, at the end of Nicholson Court, south of Nicholson Lane.… Read More
Comments Off on Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting — School Site
Live blogging from April 29, 2009 meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Worksession #7. Topic is land use and redevelopment issues, plus siting a new school and a new commuter rail (MARC) station. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.
Meeting scheduled for next week with property owners and their attorneys to discuss the new CR zone.… Read More
Comments Off on Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting – April 23, 2009
Live blogging from the April 23, 2009, meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanningboard.org.
It’s Bring Your Children to Work Day at the Planning Board. The first three rows of the auditorium are reserved for kids, so they can see what their parents do.… Read More
Comments Off on Staff Recommendation for Parks Available
Part of the White Flint Sector Plan is the creation of new parks and open spaces in the increasingly urban area. A series of recommendations was included in an early draft of the Plan, but was dropped without explanation in the final Public Hearing Draft. As readers may recall from a series of early posts on the FLOG, I have been working with Planning staff for several weeks on the parks recommendations.… Read More
Comments Off on Staff Materials Available for April 23 Worksession
The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the new White Flint Sector Plan in worksessions organized around a specific topic. The next worksession, scheduled for Thursday, April 23, will include a wrap-up of proposals for land use (developers’ and residents’) and decisions on siting a new school and MARC commuter rail station.… Read More
Comments Off on Randolph Hills Civic Association Presentation
The largest community association in the White Flint area is Randolph Hills Civic Association. Just east of the White Flint Sector, across the railroad tracks, Randolph Hills has more than 5,000 residents, several times greater than many of the organizations participating in the White Flint Sector Plan process. Yet Randolph Hills is often overlooked in planning processes, since it is lower-income and demographically more diverse than other nearby neighborhoods.… Read More
Comments Off on David Freishtat to Join FoWF Board
The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint is pleased to announce that David Freishtat has been elected to the FoWF Board of Directors. Freishtat is an attorney with the firm of Shulman Rogers, which is a Business Class member of FoWF, and he will be representing that Class on the Board.… Read More
Comments Off on You are NOT Alone, Part 2 . . .
A new group was announced at Monday’s Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. The White Flint Community Coalition is an organization of communities adjacent to the proposed White Flint Sector, which intends to articulate common concerns on “Compatibility with Existing Communities, Development of a Smart Core, Mobility, and Sustainability.” The three charter members who signed an announcement letter to the Planning Board are: Luxmanor Citizens Association, Garrett Park Estate — White Flint Park Citizens’ Association, and Crest of Wickford Homeowners Association.… Read More
Comments Off on You are NOT Alone, Part 1 . . .
The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint is pleased to announce a new milestone:
As of April 14, 2009, an average of 175 unique visitors read the FLOG and the FoWF web site each day.
While not much compared to some of the really big Web sites, we think this is a good beginning for a local blog, and we thank each and every one of you who reads and participates in the FLOG.… Read More
Comments Off on More Community Presentations
Two additional presentations by community associations. Ed Rich, from Old Farm Community Association, and Ken Hurdle (Secretary of the Board for Friends of White Flint) from Luxmanor Civic Association. Rich: street network. Supports elliptical method because it better defines walking patterns. But heights must be stepped down toward neighborhoods. Important with large tracts of land where developers try to average across their property rather than observing the step-down requirements.… Read More