Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan Equitable Engagement

Named the fourth most culturally diverse location in the US, Silver Spring is home to many people who are culturally, racially, ethnically, age, and socio-economically diverse. As part of our planning framework, equity will be woven through all parts of the plan.

Community members’ voice and participation in the process are vital to planning that reflects the needs of the community, anticipates the changes to come, and retains the unique character and diversity that make Silver Spring a great place. That’s why the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan team will work tirelessly to engage all communities so that everyone has the opportunity to fully participate in the sector plan process.

We have begun community engagement community engagement with a series of listening sessions to better understand the hopes, needs and concerns of the entire community before planning specific engagement opportunities. Listening is one of four phases and will inform how we partner with and engage community members during the next three phases. See what we’ve heard and who we’ve heard from so far.

Read more about our approach to community engagement in the plan scope of work.

Last Updated: September 9, 2020