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

County Council T & E Committee votes to fund half a second metro entrance and pedestrian improvements on Route 355!

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Here are some of our tweets from Thursday’s T &E meeting:

“T&E committee on @MoCoCouncilMD voted yes for funding for Rockville Pike pedestrian safety improvements in the @Pike_District. THANK YOU!”

“T&E Committee @MoCoCouncilMD votes for funding for half the cost of 2nd entrance with design being forward funded. Hopefully @wmata will pay its half.…

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Will you be at the WMATA Town Hall Monday night?

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The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee (Tom Hucker, Evan Glass, Hans Riemer) is hosting a public forum on WMATA’s FY21 Operating Budget. The committee will be joined by WMATA Board Member Michael Goldman to listen to community feedback. Please join us and share your feedback on WMATA’s current operating budget proposal.…

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Bus Route Cuts in the Pike District/White Flint area?

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County Executive Marc Elrich has proposed cutting service on some of the Pike District’s busiest bus routes, Ride On Routes 46 and 38. There’s a vote on Thursday—let the County Council know cutting buses in the White Flint area isn’t okay. Call or email them here: https://t.co/T1F3dVcB2l

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Council Panel Pushes To Keep Money for Metrorail Station Improvements

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From Bethesda Beat

A Montgomery County Council committee wants funding for station improvements at the Forest Glen and White Flint Metrorail stations to remain a priority in the county’s construction-projects budget.

County Executive Marc Elrich last month recommended deferring $14.7 million from the White Flint and Forest Glen stations projects and pursuing funding from the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, which operates the regional subway system.…

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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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