Below you’ll find ten of the informational boards from last night’s MTA/SHA/Montgomery County BRT Open House at BCC High School. (There is one more open house on Tuesday, May 3 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Gaithersburg High School. ) At the Open House, a wide variety of state and county rapid transit experts were available to answer questions and gather public opinions.…Read More
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That smoke you see rising over White Flint isn’t from (prohibited) autumn leaf burning, it’s the flame war that has erupted over the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s plan to plunk a “commuter thoroughfare” in the middle of the new walkable, sustainable, bikeable White Flint Sector Plan. Of course, like everything MoCo, it’s not that simple, and the flames obscure a significant trust issue that no one’s talking about.…Read More
Friends, we’ve got a problem… (stay tuned to the end of the post where you can click to take action – or you can click right here).
When the White Flint Sector Plan was adopted in 2010 after years of collaboration between residents, property owners, county officials and civic leaders, it was hailed as a triumph of responsible, sustainable development. …Read More
Our last Friends of White Flint meeting was focused on pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and ways we can improve them in the short-term. Although the White Flint Sector Plan does include robust improvements in this realm, we don’t anticipate seeing many of them immediately as they’re parts of larger infrastructure and other redevelopment projects. …Read More
The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee held its monthly meeting before a packed crowd Monday night at the Shriver Aquatic Center in Wall Park. The main topic of discussion was the Metro Pike Center development at Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road, which we’ll talk about in more detail later this week.…Read More
The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee, a body established by the Planning Board, met on Monday, May 13th. Below are notes of the most salient points of discussion:
** Rose Krasnow, interim director of the Planning Department, made a rare appearance at the meeting. Also present was Ramona Bell-Pearson from the County Executive’s office and representatives from the county Department of Transportation. …Read More
After 40 years of planning, an extension of Montrose Parkway through White Flint could soon become a reality. County and state transportation officials say the highway is needed to move cars, but residents and county planners say it contradicts their goal of making White Flint an urban center.
Yesterday, the Montgomery County Planning Board recommended that the State Highway Administration and Montgomery County Department of Transportation change their plan to build a $119 million, 1.62-mile extension of Montrose Parkway from Rockville Pike to Veirs Mill Road.…Read More