White Flint Update

White Flint Update

Last week’s White Flint Implementation Committee meeting was postponed, but White Flint planning staffer Nkosi Yearwood offers an update on several White Flint initiatives (I added the explanatory links in a couple of the section titles to supplement Nkosi’s laconic reportage):

WF Charrette

The County’s Public Facilities Charrette will have two upcoming public meetings: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 and Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7: 30 p.m. at Walter Johnson High School on Rock Spring Drive.

See this link for more information.

[Ed. Comment: Why are these meetings being held at Walter Johnson? Although that’s the designated high school for much of White Flint, there are similarly-sized venues within the White Flint Sector that don’t require driving. For example, the County Council’s Town Hall was held at Tilden Middle School. Friends of White Flint’s 2009 Town Hall was held in the auditorium at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, next to the White Flint Metro. And, of course, there is the County’s own Conference Center, technically named the Bethesda North Conference Center. Is this a continuation of the County’s traditional view that White Flint is just another part of North Bethesda? Shouldn’t the most important part of a process designed to identify needed elements of White Flint be held IN White Flint?]

Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson addresses the 2009 Friends of White Flint Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Implementation Guidelines

The Draft WF Implementation Guidelines will return to the Planning Board on May 26. See the completed draft

Chapman Avenue Extended

The Council has introduced Bill 14-11, Special CIP Project for the planning, design, and construction for Chapman Avenue Extended. This extension will connect Maple Avenue to Chapman Avenue, which today terminates at White Flint Station. The Public Hearing is scheduled for June 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Council.

WF Subdivision Staging Amendment

The White Flint Subdivision Staging Policy Amendment public hearing is scheduled for June 14, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Thanks to Nkosi for keeping us updated.

Barnaby Zall

Barnaby Zall


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