Virtual Hearing on Future of Silver Spring Public Parking Scheduled for March 14

Courtesy MCDOT

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a virtual public hearing to discuss the possible disposition of 1200 Spring Street (Public Parking Lot 2) on Thursday, March 14, at 2pm.

On Thursday, March 14, starting at 2 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a virtual public hearing to discuss the possible disposition of 1200 Spring Street (Public Parking Lot 2) located in and managed by the Silver Spring Parking Lot District to support a redevelopment initiative to expand a major biotechnology company’s Co-Headquarter Campus in Silver Spring. Residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback.
Per the news release:

In accordance with County regulation, a preliminary reuse analysis of the property at 1200 Spring Street was conducted by MCDOT and the Office of Management and Budget. It was determined that the property is not identified for reuse in an applicable Master Plan or approved Capital Improvement Project (CIP). However, the current proposal does align with the Silver Spring Downtown and Approved Facilities Plan 2022.

Parking Lot 2 is a 1,311-space public parking garage in and managed by the Silver Spring Parking Lot District (PLD), which includes a Parking Operations Service Facility Building and a County Data Fiber Hub. MCDOT’s proposal seeks to dispose of this property as part of a redevelopment initiative to support the expansion of a biotechnology company’s co-headquarter Campus in Silver Spring. This redevelopment would provide the County with modernized facilities, including a new 675-space public parking garage, a new parking operation building, and a new Level 4 County Fiber Hub.

Online registration is required by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 to attend. The day before the public hearing, an email with a Zoom link will be sent to registrants via email. Written testimony carries the same weight as oral testimony. Testimony and information provided will become a matter of public record.

Questions and written comments may be submitted to:

MCDOT – Division of Transportation Engineering
Tiara McCray, Property Acquisition Section
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 240-777-7257

If you require special accommodations for this hearing, please contact Tiara McCray.

Learn more about MCDOT’s engineering and construction projects by visiting montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte.

For more information on MCDOT programs and services visit montgomerycountymd.gov/mcdot, follow @MCDOTNow on XFacebook and Instagram and subscribe to MCDOT’s “Go Montgomery!” newsletter.

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