Construction of Silver Spring’s Tallest Building Tops Out

Silver Spring’s latest apartment development reached a milestone this week when the 26-story Solaire 8200 Dixon topped out, developer Washington Property Company announced. The development, which will be Silver Spring’s tallest building, is a 403-unit apartment tower in the heart of the Ripley District in downtown Silver Spring.

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.

Takoma Park Receives State Grants to Support Redevelopment, Housing Opportunities

The City of Takoma Park has been awarded two state grants to support redevelopment and housing opportunities, according to a press release. The Housing and Community Development Department was awarded a $500,000 revitalization award from the National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund initiative.

Demolition Begins on Former Park and Planning Headquarters Site

Demolition has begun on the site of the former headquarters of the county’s Park and Planning departments at 8787 Georgia Ave. in preparation for a new development project. The county chose partners Bozzuto and StonebridgeCarras in 2013 for a two-part redevelopment effort that included this site.

County: Renters Eviction Protections Still in Place Despite Federal Order

The county has issued guidance reminding renters that they continue to have eviction protection despite a recent federal court decision. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s modified CDC Order for a Temporary Halt on Residential Evictions was vacated by a federal judge.

Number of County’s Homeless Dropped 14% From 2020

Community meeting to look at state of homelessness in county

The number of homeless people in Montgomery County dropped 14%, from 670 people in 2020 to 577 in 2021, according to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Point-in-Time survey. The annual count, taken this year on the night of Jan. 27, showed that, despite placing more than 250 individuals in permanent housing in 2020, the number of people in emergency shelter remains constant.