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Department of General Services, Division of Building Design and Construction

Silver Spring Neighborhood Projects

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Brookville Service Park

This project is Phase II of a project to improve the Brookville Service Park to meet the increasing needs of Transit Services, Operations and Highway Maintenance for the County.
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Old Blair Auditorium Reuse

This project is to renovate the Elizabeth Stickley Auditorium in the former Old Blair High School.
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Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center

This project provides for the expansion of the existing Silver Spring Transit Facility into a large, multi-modal transit center that will serve as a vital part of Silver Spring revitalization initiative. The eight acre site will be developed to accommodate a multi-level, pedestrian friendly complex supporting rail traffic (Metro and MARC), bus traffic (local and inter-city) and automobile traffic (taxi service and Kiss and Ride). Major features include doubling the number of bus bays, a 4,500 square feet inter-city bus building, and extensive provisions for safe pedestrian and vehicular traffic movement under a landmark canopy. Hiker/Biker trail enhancements and retail space are also included in the design concept.
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Progress Place Relocation

Progress Place is an existing building, located in the Ripley District of Silver Spring, MD, at which services are provided to the low and no income citizens of Montgomery County. Services include medical services, training for different types of entry level jobs, emergency overnight shelter and meals. These services are provided in conjunction with Interfaith Works and Shepherd’s Table. Due to development that is proposed for the Ripley District, these services will be relocated to a new building built by the developer on the site of Fire Station #1. In addition, the building will house Personal Living Quarters for low income singles.
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Silver Spring Library

This project will provide the Silver Spring community with a new library located within the CBD. The new library will be approximately 63,000 gross square feet in size and is intended to meet the unique requirements of an increasingly urban, ethnically and culturally diverse residential and business community. A site selection committee was formed in January of 2001 to recommend a potential site that meets an established set of criteria. The CIP includes planning and construction money for this project. Montgomery County has prepared an RFP to solicit interest from developers interested in constructing a residential project adjacent to the future library. The project will also include an art gallery and offices for the Department of Health and Human Services. The project will be a LEED Silver building. The State has also expressed an interest in incorporating a Purple Line station into this project.