October 16, 2014

Placemaking Initiative for Downtown Silver Spring announced by Councilmember Riemer

To gather community input and ideas and develop a vision for the enhancement of public spaces in downtown Silver Spring, County Councilmember Hans Riemer has announced a “placemaking” initiative to be led by the County’s Planning Department in partnership with the Silver Spring Regional Services Center, residents and business owners.

Two mini-charettes will be held on October 25 and November 9 that will provide a framework for future development proposals, public and private investments and planning processes, as well as cultural and community efforts for public spaces in downtown Silver Spring. Potential short-term and long-term strategies that will address the placemaking aspirations of the community will also be identified.

Residents are invited to attend the charettes and bring their own ideas to discuss. The placemaking website, www.silverspringplacemaking.com, has additional details ,informatin about the two remaining workshops and an online sign-up form (advance sign up is not required but encouraged) and a place to submit comments
relating to the topics.