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Silver Spring Master Plans

North and West Silver Spring East Silver Spring Central Business District Takoma Park


Demographics • • • • • •

Population – 35,680 Average age – 36.7 Work location – 40.6% in Montgomery County Average commute – 30.3 min’s Median household income – 62,440 Tenure – 49% rental


North and West Silver Spring

Intent - to preserve the existing residential character and to reinforce the many desirable features of the area North Silver Spring - 940 acres - 8,500 persons / 3,405 households - predominantly single family detached West Silver Spring - 445 Acres - 10,095 persons/4,405 households - nearly 75% of d.u.’s are multi-family


Preserve existing residential character and reinforce desirable features


Improvements to the access, appearance and overall economic health of commercial centers


National Park Seminary Historic District 32 Acre Development - 219 homes - market rate/affordable -Maintain and restore the District’s historic integrity including buildings, and the character of the open space - limit impacts on environmentally sensitive areas and provide for private conservation easements or public ownership -Consider, where compatible public access to building with public/quasi public uses -Minimize traffic and environmental impact on existing community - Provide trail connections as recommended


Montgomery Hills Commercial Area -Located along Georgia Avenue between the Beltway and 16th Street Recommendations -Transform Georgia Avenue into a landscaped urban boulevard - remove the reversible land/install center media -Provide for 7-8 lanes -Provide for evening peak period left turns from northbound Georgia avenue -Implement local circulation and parking improvements


Accommodate local and regional traffic, provide safe pedestrian access and protect neighborhoods from traffic impacts


Essential elements of community life establish neighborhood identity and provide valuable services and programs


Land Use

Zoning


Silver Spring CBD Master Plan Intent - to create a thriving downtown area that is supported by -New zoning initiatives designed to encourage redevelopment -Market-oriented projects and recommendations -Mixed-use community with activating uses -Attractive, upgraded urban environment -Public/private partnerships


Revitalization Areas -Corridors and Gateways -Regional routes for commuter and visitors to Silver Spring – transformed into Urban Boulevards

-The Core Traditional retail center of Downtown– recreate as the center of Downtown Silver Spring

-Ripley District - focal point of revitalizing the west side of Georgia Avenue – encourage transit oriented development

-Fenton Village - local neighborhood retail center – encourage redevelopment as a pedestrian friendly community of housing, shops and upgraded physical environment

-South Silver Spring - revitalized gateway – encourage new economic activity and expansion of Montgomery College


Plan envisions a downtown serving both local community and a broader market


Balance the needs of commuter and local traffic and maximize investment in transit infrastructure


Continue role as an employment center while offering new retail development with a mix of businesses


Create a mix of housing choices supported by public amenities, shops, employment and transit


Civic facilities as partners, drawing people downtown and creating opportunities for economic and social connections


Create a comprehensive system of open spaces that provide economic, environmental and aesthetic benefits


Development of active streets and sidewalks, supporting activity and creating a setting for community


Proposed Land Use

Proposed Zoning


East Silver Spring Master Plan

Intent – preservation of existing residential character/reinforcement of desirable features


Preserve existing residential character, encourage neighborhood reinvestment and enhance quality of life


Improve commercial centers to better serve the needs of local residents and visitors


Support community facilities and protect environmental resources


Provide safe, pleasant and convenient pedestrian access while accommodating local and regional traffic


Proposed Land Use

Proposed Zoning


Takoma Park Master Plan Intent – to preserve the existing residential character and reinforce the many desirable features of Takoma Park neighborhoods


Preserve existing residential character, encourage neighborhood reinvestment and enhance quality of life


Improve commercial centers to better serve needs of residents and visitors


Support public amenities and facilities and protect environmental resources


Accommodate local and regional traffic while providing safe, pleasant and convenient pedestrian and bicycle access


Proposed Land Use

Proposed Zoning

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