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


Staff Memo Available for Planning Board Worksession 4-30-09

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The Montgomery County Planning Board does much of its work on the White Flint Sector Plan in “worksessions” arranged around particular topics. As the Planning Board is steaming rapidly toward completing the White Flint Plan, the worksessions are growing much more densely-packed with information and topics.

The Planning staff has issued its discussion and recommendations for the Planning Board worksession on Thursday, April 30.…

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Time is Running Out to RSVP for May 1 Speakers Event

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On Friday, May 1, at 8:30 AM, the Friends of White Flint Speakers’ Series kicks off with a blockbuster event at Dave and Buster’s in White Flint Mall: “Transit-oriented development, smart growth and the principles of New Urbanism.”  New Urbanism is the philosophy underlying the new White Flint plan.

FoWF is co-sponsoring the presentation with the White Flint Partnership and the Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. …

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Latest Parks Recommendations

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Regular readers will recall that I have been preparing recommendations for changes in the Parks Section of the White Flint Sector Plan. On April 17, 2009, the Planning staff issued a brief memo describing some parks plans. The proposed FoWF Parks statement has been updated to reflect the staff memo. Comments are welcome, but the memo will be presented as soon as Wednesday, so comments must be received by close of business Tuesday.…

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Ian Lockwood to speak at FoWF Board Meeting

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The next Friends of White Flint Board of Directors Meeting will be held at 4PM on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Federal Realty’s office, 1626 E. Jefferson, Rockville.

After the business meeting, Ian Lockwood, transportation and walkability expert for Glatting-Jackson consultants, will discuss the latest studies they have done on Rockville Pike and White Flint.…

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Why has the FLOG been so quiet?

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Several people have commented to me that the FLOG has been a little “slow” recently. I took this to mean that there haven’t been many postings, as opposed to a comment on my mental abilities or on diminishing readership. Actually, on April 23, almost 240 people read the FLOG, a new record.…

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Upcoming FoWF Events – 4/26 and 5/1

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Friends of White Flint is co-sponsoring two upcoming events:

On Sunday morning, April 26, FoWF will be co-sponsoring a booth at the finish line of the Pike’s Peek 10-K road race. The finish will be in the front parking lot of White Flint Mall, and our booth will be open from 8 – 10:30AM.…

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Planning Board — Land Use Decisions Begin

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Live blogging from the April 29, 2009, worksession of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Topic is Land Use. Live streaming is available at www.montgomerycountyplanning.org.

New technology providing a composite look at the “end-state” of the Plan and proposed development. Piera Weiss, lead WF planner. Luis. Planning staff. Anything anyone has proposed.…

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Planning Board — MARC Station Goes South

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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.…

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Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting — School Site

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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.…

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