July 11, 2018

Public Invited to Rate New Benches and Trash Receptacles for Future Installation in Downtown Silver Spring

Trash Receptacles
Samples of proposed designs are in Royce Hanson Park outside Planning Department for the public to experience and rank online through the Montgomery Planning website

The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is updating the Silver Spring Streetscape Standards, which were first issued in 1979.

The Standards guide the design of sidewalk elements between the street curbs and buildings in downtown Silver Spring. These components include paving, planting, lighting and streetscape furnishings, such as benches, trash receptacles, recycling bins and bike racks.

The Planning Department installed several benches and trash receptacles in Royce Hanson Park, which is located next to the Montgomery County Planning Department located at 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. They will remain in the park through July 31.

Residents are invited to use the furniture and provide feedback. These rankings will help planners determine the furnishings to specify in the updated Silver Spring Streetscape Standards.

More information about how to participate in the survey is available here.