Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan

Over the last 20 years, Silver Spring has transformed into a vibrant destination for retail, restaurants, offices, arts and entertainment that is defined by its unique diversity. This evolution was set in motion by the 2000 Silver Spring Central Business District Sector Plan which envisioned a transit-oriented, green and pedestrian-friendly downtown with a strong commercial and residential development market. The Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan is an update to the previous downtown Silver Spring sector plan and will guide Silver Spring’s future growth.

Download our 2-page Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan At-A-Glance (PDF): English | አማርኛ | Español

NEW! On July 29, Planning Staff briefed the Planning Board on key big ideas for the plan. View the presentation and staff report. You can also find a recording of the presentation on the Planning Board’s website.

Last Updated: July 29, 2021