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Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan Equitable Engagement

Equitable Engagement

Stakeholder engagement for the Plan happened in four phases: Listening, Visioning, Refining and Sharing. The first phase kicked off in July 2020 with a series of Listening sessions. Planning staff connected with over 500 residents, community organizations, property owners, civic associations, condo boards, employers, business owners, Montgomery College and county agency partners and heard what people wanted to see in the future of Silver Spring.

Then, during the Visioning Phase, planning staff imagined the future of Silver Spring with the community through:

  • Visioning Workshops – Over 150 stakeholders participated in our virtual, interactive Visioning Workshops organized by different areas of the plan. View the recordings of the Visioning Workshops.
  • Chat with a Planner series – Planning staff held five informative conversations with experts from the planning team about: parks, sustainability, housing and urban design at Veterans Plaza. View the recordings of the Chat with a Planner series.
  • ReactMap – This interactive, online mapping tool received over 500 comments. View ReactMap.

During the final phases of the engagement process Planning Staff provided updates to the community via community updates and regular e-letters. View the full list of meetings and events.

Last Updated: November 21, 2022