Street Fest on September 27, 2014

On September 1, 2014, in Uncategorized, by David Fogel

The 8th annual South Silver Spring Street Fest will be on Saturday September 27, 2014 from noon to 6:00 pm on the 8000 block of Kennett Street (by the corner of Newell Street) . It will include craft vendors, live entertainment, food and drinks from neighborhood restaurants, and a moon bounce for children.

Development in the Best Long-Term Interests by Patrick Thornton

On September 22, 2012, in Development, by Brian Savoie

The following post was written by Patrick Thornton of 8045 Newell Street and the second in a two part series of posts on points of view concerning development of 8001 Newell Street. – BCS I believe this project is in the best long-term interests of South Silver Spring and Silver Spring as a whole. This […]

Making 8001 Newell Street a Park: An Update by Renee Tatusko

On September 20, 2012, in Development, by Brian Savoie

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thought you might want to hear an update on the efforts thus far to get Montgomery County to designate 8001 Newell Street as a park. On Friday, August 31, Marc Elrich, Council member-at-large on the Montgomery County Council, visited with a small group of residents from both 8045 Newell Street and […]

The 8001 Newell Question – What Comes Next?

On September 19, 2012, in Development, by Brian Savoie

The question of what will become of the Extra Space Self Storage at 8001 Newell is one that has been generating a great deal of conversation in our neighborhood. The neighborhood doesn’t have a consensus position on what should be programmed in that space.  However, we do all seem to agree that integrated urban planning […]

Residential Parking Permit Available October 1st

On September 19, 2012, in Transit, by Brian Savoie

UPDATE: The effective date for the Residential Parking Permits is November 1st. For all residents of South Silver Spring who utilize the county garages at Kennet Street or in the Galaxy, I wanted to let you know that EFFECTIVE October 1st you will be able to purchase a $95 parking permit. However these permits will […]

South Silver Spring’s public spaces [UPDATED]

On August 28, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Jimmy Obomsawin

Many of us are aware that there is an ongoing discussion about redeveloping the self storage unit into the a new apartment building, and a counterproposal by some residents to convert that same space into a park. As a side note in this discussion, I’ve realized that many residents aren’t taking full advantage of the parks […]

Discovery to Lease ‘Substantial’ Portion of Kennett Street garage (UPDATE)

On March 15, 2012, in Development, News, Transit, by Brian Savoie

Last week the following call for comments was sent to several civic groups through out the Silver Spring area. “Lease of a Portion of Public Parking Garage 9 in the Silver Spring Parking
Lot District

 Montgomery County proposes to lease a substantial portion of certain
property known as Public Parking Garage 9, located at 8040 Kennett Street
in […]

Three New Parking Lot Issues

On March 11, 2012, in News, Transit, by Brian Savoie

Recently, parking has been on the mind of many of the residents in the South Silver Spring neighborhood.  We have witnessed the opening of a new parking garage under the Galaxy development, SSSNA hosted a meeting on increased parking fees at county garages, and news came out this week that the county plans to lease […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

On March 11, 2012, in Social, by Brian Savoie

As the crocuses and tulips rise out of the ground, the second growing season for two South Silver Spring community gardens is quickly approaching.  On Monday, February 13th, Gordon Clark, project director of the Montgomery Victory Garden program, presented a seed starting class to over 50 community members in the Eastern Village Co-housing dining room. […]

Welcome Scion, a Presidentially Approved Restaurant

On March 5, 2012, in Development, News, by Evan Glass

The life and death of restaurants is currently on full display here in Silver Spring. With the recent closing of Babe’s Sports Bar and Sabroso Grill comes the opening of Fajita Coast and Stage Burger Lounge, with the relative newcomers wasting no time opening their doors to hungry residents. Include the loss of Marrakesh Silver […]

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