Category Archives: Montgomery County Government
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
Comments Off on Notes from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting, March 11, 2013
The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee met again this past Monday, March 11th at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center. As you may have read already, the majority of the meeting was focused on a State Highway Administration presentation concerning Montrose Parkway East (we’ll have even more on that in an upcoming article).… Read More
With apologies to the late author Douglas Adams, whose birthday was celebrated by Google this week.
Meetings of the White Flint Implementation Committee are usually snoozers. The acrid smell of chlorine wafts through the air at the Shriver Aquatic Center as engineers and designers struggle to explain incomprehensible slides.
But not tonight.… Read More
Last Saturday’s Washington Post article “Montgomery County looks to get hip” announced that various county officials are looking into ways to make Montgomery appeal to the Millennial Generation/Generation Y, and White Flint is seen as an important asset.
The author explains, “The county has great hopes for hipness in the massive White Flint redevelopment along Rockville Pike.… Read More
Comments Off on Rockville Pike spared from scaled-back BRT plans
On the heels of a report suggesting Montgomery County’s Bus Rapid Transit plans are too ambitious, county planners are recommending reducing the number of lines and having less of the system use dedicated lanes.
Planners discussed these recommendations last night at a forum hosted by the Coalition for Smarter Growth, “The Next Generation of Transit,” which discussed how Montgomery County needs to expand its transit network.… Read More
Comments Off on No White Flint Implementation Meeting on Monday 2/11
The White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee, which typically meets the second Monday of each month, will not have a February session. The next meeting will be on Monday, March 11th at 7pm. Meetings are held at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Boulevard and all are welcome to attend.
For more information, visit the County’s Planning Department Website: http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/whiteflint/… Read More
Montgomery County Government wants to hear your ideas! To collect them, the County has launched engageMontgomery, where you (yes, you) can submit suggestions and ideas for improving our community. Read the input of others, add comments of your own, upload photos to make your point and vote on ideas you like best. … Read More
Comments Off on Join FoWF at Happy Hour on January 29th!
What comes to mind when you think about making the suburbs “hip?” Whether it’s shifting land use patterns, investing in transit or other ideas you’ve conjured yourself for a reimagined Montgomery County in the 21st Century – we want to hear them! Over a drink!
Here are the details:
Tuesday, January 29th at 5:30pm
Seasons 52 in White Flint, 11414 Rockville Pike. … Read More
Transportation funding is the hot button issue engaging lawmakers of late. They’ve had a summit in Annapolis and are considering various ways to raise revenue but no solutions have yet been agreed upon. It looks like lots of options are on the table – read more at Bethesda Now: http://www.bethesdanow.com/2013/01/17/county-council-searches-for-transportation-funding-options/.… Read More
Comments Off on Notes from the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting, January 14, 2013
Around 40 community members, business owners and developers were in attendance at the White Flint Sector Plan Implementation Advisory Committee Meeting held on January 14, 2013, at Wall Local Park/Shriver Aquatic Center. The bulk of the meeting was spent on ProMark and Foulger-Pratt’s presentation of the Sketch Plan Amendment for North Bethesda Gateway. … Read More