The Congress for the New Urbanism, www.cnu.org, founded in 1973, is one of the biggest and most influential proponents of the New Urbanism philosophy behind the White Flint Sector Plan: communities should be walkable, sustainable, compact, transit-oriented and strategic. Their video, Built to Last, which will be shown at the White Flint Town Hall on Sept.…Read More
Monthly Archives: September 2009
Luxmanor is one of the neighborhoods in White Flint, just west of the Sector Area across Old Georgetown Road, where Nicholson Lane becomes Tilden Lane, the main street of Luxmanor. Tilden Lane is one of the streets projected to have reduced congestion in the White Flint Sector Plan.
Luxmanor is well-represented in the White Flint planning process, with several residents active in groups organized for and against the White Flint Sector Plan; several residents were on the former White Flint Advisory Group to the Planning Board.…Read More
Roger Lewis is a retired professor of architecture at Univ. of Maryland College Park who writes the “Shaping the City” column for the Washington Post. He is following the White Flint Sector Plan process. In today’s column, Lewis discusses an unusual topic: what it takes to be a Master Planner in a center of civic activism:
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To appreciate the difficulty of crafting a master plan, imagine that you are its author.
Readership of the FLOG (and the rest of the Friends of White Flint web pages) continues to grow. Readership has always been driven by events during the White Flint planning process, and many important events are happening this month. Nevertheless, the growth has been startling.
On September 17, the FLOG registered 1,351 “unique” readers.…Read More
The one-page explanation of the White Flint Sector Plan has been slightly revised from the version released earlier this month. The explanation is adapted from the official Plan document.
A copy can be found here: Summary of White Flint Sector Plan
Barnaby Zall…Read More
To celebrate the White Flint Town Hall meeting, the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors has voted to waive annual membership dues for residents and community organizations. The free memberships are available through September 30, either online at www.whiteflint.org, or by filling out membership forms at the White Flint Town Hall meeting, September 23 or the Speakers Series event on September 25.…Read More
Friends of White Flint is sponsoring the White Flint Town Hall meeting this Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7PM (doors open at 6:30PM), at the NRC auditorium on Rockville Pike. Planning Board Chair Royce Hanson will present the White Flint Sector Plan to the community; former Vice-chair John Robinson will moderate the discussion and question-and-answer session following Dr.…Read More
Friends of White Flint held a meeting yesterday to discuss an organizational position on the County’s Annual Growth Policy. I have prepared a discussion draft of a position, and invite your comments, either here or directly at email@example.com.
The draft looks at the White Flint Sector Plan in the context of the County’s regulation of growth.…Read More
Friends of White Flint meetings are open to the public and FoWF has an open policy adoption process (which means that the public can participate in forming and commenting on FoWF’s policy presentations). One of FoWF’s most important priorities is the White Flint Sector Plan.
FoWF strongly supports adoption of the White Flint Sector Plan by the Montgomery County Council.…Read More
Our friends in Tysons Corner are engaged in much the same sort of urban planning effort as is going on in White Flint. What happens in Tysons is important, economically, for the White Flint area. One reason White Flint is so enticing as a redevelopment area is that economic studies show as much as $2 billion in retail sales in Virginia came from people in the White Flint area.…Read More