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Silver Spring CBD Sector Plan

Approved and Adopted, 2000

Please be aware that the page numbering shown on each page does not apply to this media. The numbers shown at the bottom of each page do not correspond to the printed version of the Master Plan. The complete document is represented by the index below.

Table of Contents
What This Plan Accomplishes
Plan Introduction
The Vision - Silver Spring's Future
Recommendations
Next Steps
Council Approval Resolution
Maps
List of Figures
List of Tables
Appendix

Table of Contents

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What This Plan Accomplishes
Highlights & Summary

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Plan Introduction
Revitalization Approach for the Silver Spring CBD Sector Plan
The Intent of this Plan
Planning Process for the Silver Spring CBD Sector Plan
Overview of the CBD

  • Location
  • Background
  • The Evolution of Montgomery County's First Commercial Center

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The Vision - Silver Spring's Future
Themes

  • Transit-Oriented Downtown
  • Commercial Downtown
  • Residential Downtown
  • Civic Downtown
  • Green Downtown
  • Pedestrian-Friendly Downtown

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Recommendations
CBD-wide Revitalization Recommendations

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Next Steps

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Council Approval Resolution

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Maps (to be accessed individually)

  1. Silver Spring/Takoma Park Community-Based Planning Area
  2. Regional Location
  3. Proposed Land Uses
  4. Proposed Base Zone Changes
  5. Existing Zoning Plan
  6. Proposed Zoning Plan
  7. Revitalization Areas
  8. Core Revitalization Area
  9. Urban Renewal Area
  10. Silver Spring CBD Core Plan
  11. Core Concept Plan
  12. Core-Proposed Zoning Plan
  13. Ripley District Revitalization Area
  14. Ripley District Concept Plan
  15. Ripley District-Existing Zoning
  16. Ripley District-Proposed Zoning Plan
  17. South Silver Spring Revitalization Area
  18. South Silver Spring Concept Plan
  19. South Silver Spring-Existing Zoning
  20. South Silver Spring-Proposed Zoning Plan
  21. Overlay Zones
  22. Fenton Village Revitalization Area
  23. Fenton Village Concept Plan
  24. Fenton Village-Existing Zoning
  25. Fenton Village-Proposed Zoning Plan
  26. Other CBD Areas
  27. Other CBD Areas-Zoning Plan
  28. Other CBD Areas Concept Plan
  29. Corridors and Gateways
  30. CBD Multimodal Transportation System
  31. Regional Bikeway Network
  32. CBD Bikeway Network Plan
  33. Location of County-Owned Parking Facilities
  34. CBD Rights-of-Way
  35. Residential Downtown
  36. Existing and Proposed Community Facilities
  37. Potential Siting Opportunities for an Urban Library
  38. Potential Site for an Urban Fire Station
  39. Proposed Site for the District Courthouse
  40. Existing and Proposed Parks and Open Spaces
  41. Potential Siting Opportunities for Urban Recreation
  42. Historic Resources

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List of Figures (to be accessed individually)

  1. Views of Jesup Blair Park and Montgomery College
  2. Boulevard Streetscape Concept
  3. Promenade Streetscape Concept
  4. Georgia Avenue Street Section (included in text)
  5. Typical Commercial Street in Ripley District
  6. South Silver Spring-Eastern Avenue
  7. South Silver Spring-East West Highway
  8. Adopt-a-Block Concept
  9. Mixed Street Streetscape Concept
  10. Fenton Village-Typical Street Section (included in text)
  11. Urban Bikeway-Typical Sections
  12. Low-Rise, High-Density Housing Prototype (included in text)
  13. Jesup Blair Park Concept Plan (unavailable)
  14. South Fenton Gateway Park (unavailable)

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List of Tables (included in text)

  1. Comparison of Land Use Scenarios
  2. Bikeways: Locations and Types

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Appendix (under separate cover)

  1. Glossary
  2. Silver Spring/Takoma Park Transportation and Circulation Report

NOTE: Background Supplements are available separately from the information Section at The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Approved Purpose and Outreach Report
  • Survey of Silver Spring and Takoma Park Residents
  • Economic Assessment of Housing in Silver Spring
  • Park and Open Space Concept
  • Stormwater Management Options for Central Business Districts in Montgomery County, Maryland: A Technical Assessment
  • Fenton Street Village: Existing Conditions and Recommendations for the Future
  • Assessment of the Economic Health and Prospects for Class B and Class C Office Buildings in Montgomery County, Maryland Silver Spring Trail and Bikeway Plan.

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