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: White Flint 2

Were your ears buzzing yesterday?

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At yesterday’s County Council PHED committee meeting, the many emails Friends of White Flint members sent to committee members were mentioned more than a few times during the discussion about White Flint 2. Thank you to all the many, many people who advocated for a walkable White Flint 2.

While only the Guardian and Willco properties will be considered to be part of White Flint 1’s metro station priority area, it was decided that all traffic mitigating infrastructure projects in the western and northern parts of White Flint 2 will prioritize walkability and bikeability, ensuring a more urban design.…

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What the PHED Committee Discussed and Decided This Week for White Flint 2

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During Monday’s County Council PHED Committee, staff and PHED Committee members discussed and decided the following:

Cherrington/Wilgus

Council staff recommended keeping the Planning Board’s zoning for the land behind Cherrington townhomes, stating that townhomes would be an appropriate use of that land.  After some discussion, including comments by the Planning Board Chair and Planning Department Director, it was decided to include language that ensured that any residential development is compatible with existing development.…

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School Capacity Needs Take Center Stage in White Flint, Rock Spring Plan Review

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From Bethesda Beat

The drafted Rock Spring growth plan could bring as many as 423 new students to the crowded schools of the Walter Johnson cluster. Previously approved projects in the area could yield another 135.

The drafted White Flint 2 Sector Plan could add 690 more students, and another 149 could arrive courtesy of the drafted Grosvenor-Strathmore plan, according to county estimates.…

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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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Summary of Yesterday’s PHED Committee WorkSession on White Flint 2

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FoWF Executive Director Amy Ginsburg attended Monday’s three-hour County Council PHED committee worksession on White Flint 2. Here’s a quick summary of what was discussed and decided.

Schools

Including White Flint 1, White Flint 2, Rock Spring, and Grosvenor-Strathmore master plans, over the long term we will need space for an additional 1,554 elementary school students, 501 middle school students, and 1,531 high school students. …

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Today at 2pm — County Council PHED Committee Hearing on White Flint 2

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Today, the PHED Committee (Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee) of the County Council meets to discuss the White Flint 2 Plan. The meeting will take place in the 7th Floor Hearing Room of the County Council Building in Rockville.

Here are the packets for the Council’s PHED meeting on White Flint 2.…

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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
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What are your thoughts on the White Flint 2 Plan?

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The Planning Board has released the approved draft of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan The next stage of review takes place at the County Council. The Council’s Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19.at 7:30 pm.

This plan incorporates most of the changes Friends of White Flint advocated, such as a pedestrian and bike crossing over the CSX tracks and identical NADMS goals for White Flint 1 and the Executive Boulevard area of the White Flint 2 sector.…

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