Sunday, March 28, 2010

SAVE THE DATE: Silver Spring Blues Festival, May 22, 2010 in Downtown Silver Spring

The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Second Silver Spring Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Downtown Silver Spring!

Watch this space for news about the Festival bands, schedule, and list of Festival events.

This year's Festival will be sponsored by the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. and Downtown Silver Spring.

For more information, check out our Blues Festival website at www.silverspringblues

Questions? Email

It's gonna be a good, good time!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Getting to know your Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza


MARCH 23, 2010, 7 to 9 p.m.

Enter from plaza at the intersection of Wayne & Georgia Avenues

Join with your friends and neighbors to learn about the new Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
Find out what’s going to happen in the building and on the plaza
Discover how you, businesses and organizations can use the facility
Get the information on how to rent, schedule, and access space


Presented by the Silver Spring Regional Center
in collaboration with the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

4th Annual Silver Spring Action: Re-imagine Community Space!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

FREE Admission, child care is available

IMPACT Silver Spring, in collaboration with the Silver Spring Regional Center and Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. invites you to Silver Spring Action to re-imagine community space! Join us as we tap into the creativity of our vibrant community network in a fun and engaging gathering. Participate in constructing a new lens through which we can view new and existing community spaces in Silver Spring. Shape our vision of successful, accessible, and vibrant community space that is welcoming to everyone.

Public Parking: Spring - Cameron Parking Lot
8781 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

To RSVP for this event, please contact Noelle Haile at or 301-495-3336.

The Silver Spring Town Center at Veterans Plaza - Images

Silver Spring Civic Building Under Construction

The construction of the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza is well underway and on schedule for its opening in Summer 2010.

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza!

Project Description

The Silver Spring Civic Building will become the center of community activities and events in downtown Silver Spring. Managed and scheduled by the County government and the Community Use of Public Facilities, the building will provide community meeting space, a multi-media resource center, and office space for the Silver Spring Regional Services Center staff. The Civic Building will be located adjacent to the proposed Veterans' Plaza, which will provide outdoor space for community events such as outdoor concerts, movies and other public events. This project is part of a multi-project effort by Montgomery County to support the retail-oriented redevelopment of the Silver Spring Central Business District (CBD).

The Veterans Plaza will be a large public open space that will be programmed for festivals and concerts. The Plaza also contains a pavilion covering and a permanent ice skating rink. The Veterans Plaza will include a memorial commemorating the service of veterans of Silver Spring and Montgomery County. The memorial will be art work by Toby Mendez (a Frederick County artist who did the Thurgood Marshall Memorial at the State Capitol).

A large Great Hall will be available for banquets, performances and other meetings and presentations. There will be four other community use rooms including a gallery space. The Silver Spring Regional Center will be located in the upper floor of the Civic Building. Round House Theatre School will be located in the lower level of the Civic Building.

Project Progress Update

Construction is ongoing with the next major milestone being the start-up of the major Mechanical systems - this activity is expected to start in February 2010. Permanent power from Pepco, and Washington Gas service have both been installed. Installation of exterior fiber-cement panels to the building skin, and construction of the Pavilion structure are in progress. The Contractor is expediting activities to reach a substantial completion by the July 1, 2010 planned opening of the facility.

For more information, check out this website!