Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan

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The 2000 Silver Spring Central Business District Sector Plan established a planning framework for downtown Silver Spring that envisioned a transit-oriented, green and pedestrian-friendly downtown with a strong commercial and residential development market. In the 20 years since the adoption of that plan, Silver Spring has transformed from an area in decline to a vibrant destination for offices, retail, restaurants and entertainment that is defined by its unique diversity. Montgomery Planning is updating the downtown Silver Spring sector plan to guide Silver Spring’s future growth.

View what’s been developed and accomplished as a result of the 2000 Sector Plan recommendations.

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

NEW! On February 25, 2021, Planning Staff briefed the Planning Board on the findings of the Office/Retail Market Study conducted by Consultant PES for downtown Silver Spring. View the Downtown Silver Spring Office and Retail Market Study and presentation.

On February 9, 2021, Planning Staff hosted a virtual event, Silver Spring Today: Existing Conditions Analysis Presentation to the Community. View the presentation and video.

On December 3, 2020, Planning Staff provided a briefing on December 3, 2020 to the Montgomery County Planning Board on the progress of the plan and first phase of community engagement. View the December 3 staff report and presentation.

Last Updated: March 4, 2021