Category: Development News

Gas station closes to prepare for hotel construction

Photo by David Lay The gas station at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road closed last week in preparation for construction of a new Residence Inn. The final site plans were approved in December, according to Timothy Eden, managing director of Starr Capital LLC. The company is overseeing the project for a partnership of investors who will own the building. “We’re hoping to break ground in the second quarter of this year,” he said. The approved plans include a 173-room hotel that will stand 145 feet tall. It will include about 4,200 square feet of ground-level retail,...

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Brewery changes name, signs lease for space near Metro

Christian Layke stands where the main taproom bar will be, gesturing toward a cold storage area. Photo by Mike Diegel. Silver Branch Brewing Company (formerly Parallel World Brewing Company) has signed a lease for 10,000 square feet of space in the Metro Plaza development at 8401 Colesville Rd. for a production brewery, taproom and outdoor biergarten. The Source had an opportunity to spend some time last week with co-founders Christian Layke, head of brewing operations and chief executive officer, and Brett Robison, who will run the taproom and serve as chief operating officer, for a conversation and a tour...

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Spring Street to house United Therapeutics new manufacturing facility

Rendering of 1101 Spring St. (left) courtesy United Therapeutics A Spring Street property that once housed United Therapeutics’ IT group will become the company’s newest manufacturing facility later this year. 1101 Spring St. will be the home of the Dinutuximab-Dedicated Oncology Medical & Analytical Laboratory (DDOMAL) that will increase the company’s capacity to produce Unituxin. UT bought the property in 2006, said Thomas Kaufman, the company’s associate director, corporate real estate, and it was a part of the Silver Spring campus. “In August 2016, our CEO [Martine Rothblatt] basically said, ‘Put everything down, focus all of our resources on...

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Artspace renderings show planned design of complex

An aerial view of the proposed Artspace complex with Sligo Avenue in the foreground and Grove Street to the right. All renderings courtesy Artspace. This shows the new construction that would be attached to the old police station. A view of the renovated police station with new apartments in the background. Eleven townhouses with one-car garages (not shown) are planned to go along Grove...

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Police station to be converted to commercial arts space, housing added

Police building will be converted to arts-related commercial space. Photo by Mike Diegel. The former District 3 police station at 801 Sligo Ave. will be converted into arts-related commercial space as part of the planned Artspace Silver Spring Arts Campus scheduled to break ground this summer. More than 50 people, mostly artists, crowded a room at the Silver Spring Civic Center to hear representative of Minneapolis-based Artspace discuss their plans for the site that will include 68 live/work spaces geared to artists and 11 townhomes. Property Manager Erika Dani talked about plans for the commercial space, which will include about...

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