Comments Off on Monday Trip Generation Roundup!
It’s Monday morning and time to log my weekly trips! It looks like I am part of a larger trend. See the article below from today’s Washington Post about increased usage of mass transit.
Monday March 2nd – Sunday March 8th
10 trips for the 7 days.
6 by metro and walking
1 by foot only
1 long car trip to Wintergreen, Virginia to teach my daughter to ski!… Read More
Comments Off on More on Parks
Earlier I posted a draft presentation on parks and recreation in the White Flint Sector Plan Public Hearing Draft. After additional research and suggestions from commenters off-list, I have revised and expanded the presentation. The new draft, for example, asks the Board not only to connect public facilities within the White Flint Sector to those outside, but also asks to have unused road right-of-way (left over from the construction of the new Montrose Parkway) used as one of the connected parks.… Read More
Comments Off on April 9 Work Session Postponed
Montgomery Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson has postponed the Board work session on the White Flint Sector Plan which had been scheduled for April 9. Hanson acted after receiving a letter from all members of the White Flint Steering Committee noting that the hearing would fall on the morning after Passover evening.… Read More
Comments Off on Future Plans for Friends of White Flint
The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint met on March 5, following the meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Among other things, the Board discussed future plans for FoWF activities.
Under these plans, FoWF will expand and improve its offerings on the Web, providing more space for studies, research, and other documents related to the White Flint planning process.… Read More
Comments Off on New Board of Directors Member: Mike Smith
The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint is pleased to announce that another member has joined the Board: Mike Smith, a property owners’ representative from LCOR. Mike has been an active member of the White Flint Steering Committee.
Barnaby Zall… Read More
Comments Off on Individual Development Proposals to the Planning Board
Live blogging from March 5, 2009, Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. Live streaming video is available at www.montgomeryplanning.org.
Presentations by individual property owners and developers of their proposals for how their properties might develop under the proposed White Flint Sector Plan.
Cmsnr Robinson: what is unique in this Sector Plan is that property owners have banded together and figured out what they intend to do.… Read More
Comments Off on Developer Collaborative Presentation
Live blogging from the March 5, 2009, Planning Board meeting (see below):
Presentation by Developer Collaborative. Five members of Collaborative, all are property owners involved in the process, but don’t include all property owners in the White Flint Sector. Members include JBG, the Gables, Lerner/Tower (White Flint Mall), Holladay, and Federal Realty Investment Trust.… Read More
Comments Off on Planning Board meeting March 5, 2009
Live blogging from Montgomery County Planning Board meeting. Topic of the White Flint portion of the meeting: Presentations by property owners on proposed developments which could be made in the “new” White Flint.
Piera Weiss, staffer for the White Flint Sector Plan, first described the Public Hearing held on Jan. 12.… Read More
I agree with Evan’s discussion of trip generation rates when you live in Urban vs. Suburban areas. The fear of development and density in White Flint seems to continue to revolve around traffic concerns, and yet if the area is planned in a way to make it feel safe and accessible to pedestrians and bikers then traffic will be alleviated not increased.… Read More
Comments Off on Posting and Commenting on the FLOG
An increasing number of people are joining the FLOG directly, by-passing the Rules and instructions contained on the main Friends of White Flint pages: www.friendsofwhiteflint.org. This is easily done by “bookmarking” or “favoriting” the FLOG, and sometimes by following a Google or other search engine link. One result, however, is that some new participants miss the instruction pages.… Read More