Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan

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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.

We are currently in the Visioning stage of the plan. This is the phase where the Montgomery Planning team works with the public to craft the vision for the future of Silver Spring. Visioning activities will begin in mid-March with the goal of arriving at a draft plan by the fall of 2021.

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

NEW! On March 16, Montgomery Planning hosted Opticos Design, the firm that coined the term “Missing Middle Housing,” to present an overview of the concept to the Silver Spring community. View the recording of the live event.

On March 4, 2021, Planning Staff briefed the Planning Board on the findings of a market study evaluating the potential for missing middle housing in the Silver Spring area. View the presentation and staff report.

Last Updated: April 2, 2021