Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008

White Flint planning meeting approaching

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Discussions will continue on the White Flint Sector Plan, a growth and redevelopment guide for the area surrounding the White Flint Metro station, at 7 p.m. Jan. 29.

Planners, residents and developers have met for more than a year to discuss the pros and cons of developing White Flint into an urban area similar to downtown Bethesda.

The revision of the White Flint sector plan is meant to address transportation, zoning, pedestrian and bicycle networks, open space, environment, community facilities and preservation of historic sites in a way that will guide the development and look of the community for the next 10 to 20 years. It is the first step to revising the 1992 North Bethesda⁄Garrett Park master plan.

The area is bounded by Montrose Parkway to the north, the CSX railroad tracks to the east, White Flint Mall and the adjacent medical buildings to the south and Woodglen Drive to Executive Boulevard around the Montgomery Aquatic Center to include Old Georgetown Road to the west.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring.

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Women’s legislativeevent in Chevy Chase

More than 50 women’s and community organizations will co-sponsor the 28th annual Women’s Legislative Briefing from 12:30-5 p.m. Jan. 28 at the National 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase.

The event is free, but registration is required by calling 240-777-8330, visiting⁄cfw or at the door from12:30-1 p.m. Jan. 28.

Workshops will cover women’s issues in health, law, immigration, the economy and politics, including a workshop on running political campaigns. The Montgomery County Commission for Women coordinated the event.

County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Council President Michael J. Knapp (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown are expected to speak.

MVA makes a stopin Bethesda

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s mobile office will be in Friendship Heights from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28. The ‘‘MVA bus” will stop at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase. The MVA will stop by the center again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25, March 24, April 21 and June 30.

Drivers can renew driver’s licenses, photo IDs, vehicle registration, submit voter registration applications and take care of other vehicle-related tasks at the mobile office.