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 […]

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 […]

SSSNA Quarterly Meeting

On January 10, 2012, in News, by Evan Glass

Did you know that the cost to park in a county operated garage in downtown Silver Spring recently increased to $113 a month? And did you know that this fee was originally designed to impact commuters who were driving to the area for work, not the long-term residents who already pay an extra “parking lot district tax?” […]

A Season For Giving

On December 29, 2011, in News, by Evan Glass

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men” – Herman Melville As 2011 comes to a close, the South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association’s executive committee is thankful for another wonderful year. We celebrated our 5th annual street fest (nee block party), helped open the first community garden in […]

News in Brief

On October 11, 2011, in News, by Evan Glass

Farewell FSM It appears that the last day for the Fenton Street Market at Veterans Plaza will be November 12. If you haven’t yet read the multiple news accounts, market organizer and entrepreneur Hannah McCann is calling it quits, deciding not to respond to an onerous  49-page request for proposal by Montgomery County. The loss […]

Street Fest Recap and Raffle Prize Winners

On September 21, 2011, in News, Social, by Evan Glass

Thank you all who attended our 5th annual street. Despite some light rain in the afternoon, the skies cleared up and helped make the event our best yet. The musical performers were amazing and our expanded food and beverage selection kept everyone happy. And a special thank you to the SSSNA board members and small […]

Is a Curfew for Teenagers Needed?

On July 27, 2011, in News, by Evan Glass

We live in a vibrant community that was built in large part because of the rehabilitation and expected success of Downtown Silver Spring. But the future of that success is being questioned by some who are concerned that gang violence may overtake our multicultural nightlife, or more simply that the perception of heightened violence will […]

News in Brief

On March 17, 2011, in News, by Evan Glass

The Budget County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled his $4.35 billion budget on Tuesday. What’s in it for Silver Spring, you ask? The Silver Spring police district – which stretches from the border with DC to Howard County – will receive a $2.9 million increase,  helping support the county’s busiest police district. HOA Assistance from Annapolis? […]

News in Brief

On November 9, 2010, in News, by Evan Glass

Shared Cars… Still Snarled in Traffic Transportation advocates have been asking (pleading) Montgomery County for the last three years to allow a car sharing program — like Zipcar — in county owned parking garages, and it appears that the effort continues to move forward… however slowly. The bureaucratic traffic jam first appeared when the county […]

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