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Office of Planning and Development

Office of Real Estate

Request for Development Proposals

Former Silver Spring Library Site
(8901 & 8907 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland)

Due date extended - (Proposals due on February 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.)

Former Silver Spring Library

Montgomery County, Maryland through this Request for Development Proposals (RFDP), seeks creative, viable development proposals (Proposals) from qualified teams (Proposers) to provide affordable senior residential housing and childcare on County-owned property located at 8901 and 8907 Colesville Road in Silver Spring (Site). The Site is the location of the former Silver Spring Library (Library). Proposals must include delivery methods and operations methods of a childcare center and senior rental housing with a significant affordability component (Project). Proposals may include the adaptive reuse of the existing Library building or new construction or a combination of the two.

Former Silver Spring Library site map

Through a long-term arrangement, the County is seeking Proposals for the Site that can achieve the following objectives:

  1. Increase senior housing in the Silver Spring area. A minimum of 30% of the total units affordable are desired to be for households at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI).
  2. Contribute to the growing need for childcare services in Montgomery County by providing a facility that meets all regulatory requirements for services to young children; and
  3. Rely on the Offeror’s ability to perform the capital for improvements to the existing building and/or for construction of a new building at no cost to the County, and to provide a financially sustainable model for the proposed improvements and services.
  4. Incorporate green space that blends with adjacent public park space to the best possible extent.

Notices and Contacts

RFDP Release
November 28, 2016
Site Tour/Pre-Submission Meeting

December 15, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
2nd Site Tour (Optional) January 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Deadline for Questions
February 2, 2017
Proposals Due
February 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Ronnie L. Warner
Redevelopment Manager
Department of General Services
101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850

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