Former Silver Spring Library Redevelopment

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Silver Spring, MD 20902

Project Team

Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services

Office of Planning and Development
Ronnie Warner, Chief
240-777-6071


Current Status: Planning

Montgomery County has selected the Martha B. Gudelsky Child Development Center (MBGCDC) & CentroNia team to develop the former Silver Spring Library site for use as an early childhood education and development center. The County will enter into a long-term ground lease with MBGCDC. The County Executive transmitted the Executive Order declaring the site is no longer needed for public use to the Council on March 4, 2019. The public hearing on this Declaration of No Further Need (DNFN) was held on April 10, 2019. The DNFN was approved by the County Council on July 9, 2019. An Option to Lease was executed and MBGCDC has commenced due diligence. The Planning Board approved a preliminary Forest Conservation Plan and a modified Conditional Use application on September 24, 2020. The Conditional Use application was approved by the Hearing Examiner on October 12, 2020.  On February 25, 2021, the Preliminary Plan and Site Plan will go before the Planning Board.

The County will enter a long-term ground lease with its developer partner to provide an early childhood education and development center at the site of the former Silver Spring Library. The new Silver Spring Library opened on Wayne Avenue in 2015.

Click here for information on the redevelopment plans.
Conditional Use Application – Planning Board Staff Report
Conditional Use Hearing Examiner Notice

Former Silver Spring Library: Community Presentation

The Department of General Services held a community presentation of the two finalists for the redevelopment of the Former Silver Spring Library Site on October 4th. The two presentations are below:

Comments received as of December 6, 2017 .

The original Request for Development Proposals may be viewed below:

Proposals submitted to the County from the two finalists are:

View Executive Regulations for the Disposition of Real Property

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