White Flint 2 Sector Plan is Focus of PHED Committee Meeting, Monday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

White Flint 2 Sector Plan is Focus of PHED Committee Meeting, Monday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) Committee will meet in the Seventh Floor Council Hearing Room at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 23 to review the White Flint 2 Sector Plan. A public hearing on White Flint 2 was held on September 19, and the PHED Committee reviewed the public school and transportation adequacy of the plan in an October 9 meeting. This meeting will focus on land use and housing, particularly on affordable housing.

The PHED Committee is chaired by Councilmember Floreen and includes Councilmember Leventhal and Council Vice President Riemer.

The White Flint 2 Sector Plan complements the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, whose goal is to create a thriving, diverse mixed-use center close to Metro and along Rockville Pike in the White Flint area, as well as adding community parks and improving conditions for cycling and pedestrians. The 460-acre, bowtie-shaped White Flint 2 Sector Plan recommends opportunities for infill and transitional development at key locations, transforming commercial properties along the Pike into mixed-use urban spaces.

The staff report can be viewed at:
http://montgomerycountymd.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=169&event_id=7446&meta_id=144731

The Committee meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM). The channel can be viewed on Cable Channels 996 (high definition) and 6 (standard definition) on Comcast; Channels 1056 (HD) and 6 (SD) on RCN; and Channel 30 on Verizon. The meetings also will be available live via streaming through the Council website at http://tinyurl.com/z9982v8 .

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One comment

Ken Kopczyk

What are “the above reasons” for the Staff not being in support of Overlay zoning in the Randolph Hills Shopping Center? Seems the planning department, all land owners, as well as the surrounding civic association are all in favor of this change. Seems the Staff is out of step with all other players for some reason.

“Staff Recommendation: Staff supports confirming the existing base zoning as recommended in the Sector Plan, but does not support the proposed Overlay zone or the floating zone option for the reasons listed above. If one believes that it is not appropriate to have light industrial uses next to residential uses, then the problem is not addressed by adding new residential uses that would still be adjacent to industrial uses.”

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