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


Tag Archives: County Council

MoCo proposes to shorten development review process for Amazon HQ2

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On Tuesday, County Council will vote on a proposal to cut in dramatically decrease the time of the development review process for  companies, like Amazon, that bring more than 25,000 employees to an area near a Metro station in the county. That means they will do the review in sixty days.…

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A memo on Montrose Parkway from Councilmembers Berliner, Riemer, and Hucker

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

TO: Councilmembers
FROM: Council President Riemer  Councilmember Berliner  Councilmember Hucker
SUBJECT: Transportation FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program

Colleagues, it is important that we focus the County’s limited resources for transportation improvements on projects that will most efficiently move the most number of people while reflecting our goal of creating walkable, vibrant, and environmentally sustainable places.…

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Our CIP testimony given to County Council

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This week we testified before the County Council on the CIP (Capital Improvement Projects) budget. Below is our testimony.

Good afternoon. My name is Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director of Friends of White Flint.

The 2,000 supporters of Friends of White Flint, including property owners, residents, and businesses, want the promise of the White Flint sector plans to be fulfilled. …

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White Flint 2 Resolution

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ICYMI in all the Thanksgiving/Black Friday fun, below is a link to the Draft White Flint 2 Resolution. It comes before the full Council on Tuesday, December 5.  If you have any comments, you need to send them to the council by 5pm today.

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/Resources/Files/master-plan/DraftMemoWhiteFlintSectorPlan2.pdf

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PHED Committee Worksession on Staging, NADMS, and Light Industrial in White Flint 2 on Monday, October 30

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The Montgomery Council PHED Committee (Planning, Housing & Economic Development) composed of Nancy Floreen, Chair, George Leventhal,  Hans Riemer will discuss White Flint 2 at their worksession on Monday, October 30 at 2:30 pm.  There are important discussions about NADMS goals, staging, light industrial space, and other issues in the two staff memos, labeled Packet A and Packet B below.…

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What you missed at yesterday’s PHED WF2 Worksession

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While you were at work, we were at yesterday afternoon’s County Council PHED Committee (Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee) worksession on White Flint 2.  Here’s what transpired:

MPDU

The planning board recommended that CR and CRT zoned residential space should have a 15% rate of MPDUs (Moderately Priced Dwelling Units) as opposed to the standard 12.5% rate.…

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Our White Flint 2 Testimony before the County Council

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I’m Amy Ginsburg, Executive Director of Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit group that represents the residents, businesses, and property owners of the White Flint/Pike District area.

Overall, we are quite pleased with the Planning Board approved plan for White Flint 2.  We are delighted they decided to include many of our suggestions, including a pedestrian-bike crossing over the CSX tracks and equity between the White Flint 1 sector and the western part of White Flint 2.…

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Speaker’s List for last night White Flint 2 County Council Hearing

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Curious about who spoke last night at the White Flint 2 County Council hearing?  Here’s the list.

1.  Stephen Paczkowski, Town of Garrett Park
2. Linda Moran, City of Rockville
3. Andy Zuckerman, Montgomery County Public Schools
4. Jennifer Russell, GPT Properties Trust
5. Steve Robins, Pickford Enterprises
6. Elizabeth King, Individual
7.…

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Our Testimony on Rapid Transit in the 2017 Operating Budget

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 Below is the testimony Friends of White Flint will be providing to the County Council today during one of the public hearings on the 2017 Operating Budget. You can read County Executive’s proposed operating budget here. The budget includes funding for rapid transit and express bus service along Route 355.

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