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Office of Planning and Development

Office of Real Estate

Redevelopment and Revitalization Efforts

County-initiated redevelopment and revitalization projects are initiatives intended to impact and improve local economies by providing:

  • Quality high paying jobs
  • Sufficient and affordable housing near mass transit
  • Redevelopment and clean-up of old industrial sites, and
  • Needed and overdue investments in County government facilities.

These redevelopment efforts strategically leverage County assets to generate private sector investment. The Office of Planning and Development coordinates with other County departments to mitigate any negative impacts associated with redevelopment activities.

Click here to learn more about County Executive Isiah Leggett's Smart Growth Initiative.

OPD is managing the following redevelopment projects:

Recently Completed Redevelopment Project:

Progress Place

Housed in what was originally a commercial bakery, Progress Place has served Silver Spring’s low-income and homeless populations since 2000 by providing counseling, meals, winter shelter space and medical services. Eventually these programs had expanded to the point that the building could no longer adequately meet the needs of the community members it serves. By partnering with local developer Washington Property Company for the design and construction of a new Progress Place on County-owned land, Montgomery County is able to provide our most vulnerable populations with expanded services, including 21 apartments for persons transitioning out of homelessness. With the completion of the new Progress Place, Washington Property Company will redevelop the former site as a highrise residential development. This partnership illustrates the County’s continued commitment to smart growth by leveraging publicly-owned land, promoting transit-oriented development in Silver Spring and expanding our capacity to serve the community. The new Progress Place began operation in December 2016.

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