County’s Shared Streets Program to Continue Though Summer

The county’s Shared Streets program, a pandemic initiative allowing residents and businesses to use public spaces for in-street activities such as biking, walking, outdoor dining and retail activity, will continue through the summer.

Takoma Park Street Resurfacing Postponed, Expected to Start June 14

The street resurfacing work in Takoma Park has been postponed and is now expected to start on Monday, June 14, according to an advisory from the city’s police department. The affected streets will have about two inches of paving milled away and then be repaved; the work is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting.

Planners Identify Four Themes to Guide Silver Spring Planning Process

The county’s Planning Department staff identified four themes that will guide the next stage in the process of developing a new Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities sector plan. The four themes—diversity, resiliency, connectivity and community health—grew out of a series of online meetings and other conversations during the “visioning” portion of the planning process, which took place in the spring.

County to Begin Accepting Reservations for Some School Facilities

The county will open all purpose rooms/cafeterias and gyms in county schools for weekend use only from June 20 through Aug. 15, the Office of Community Use of Public Facilities announced. CUPF will begin accepting requests for reservations through ActiveMontgomery at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 11.