Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bridge debate delays finalization of library plan - Gazette

County Council to launch public process to amend Urban Renewal Plan

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

If a 10-year-old revitalization plan drafted for Silver Spring is amended to permit a pedestrian bridge above Wayne Avenue, the Montgomery County Council is likely to approve the proposed span connecting the Wayne parking garage to the Silver Spring Library.

The council will now launch a public amendment process to the 1999 Silver Spring Urban Renewal Plan, which prohibits pedestrian bridges above certain streets in downtown Silver Spring. A pedestrian bridge is included in the council-approved design for the library to ensure safe access for children, seniors and the disabled.

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