Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Seeking solutions for teens in Silver Spring - Gazette

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

When the artificial turf at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street was removed to make way for the Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza, youths in downtown Silver Spring lost their hangout spot. Now, teens and adults are discussing options for youths in the downtown area.

With large numbers of teens using Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street as their primary hangout spot, a group of Silver Spring community organizers and property managers formed last year to survey teens about the downtown and brainstorm ideas to make the area more attractive to youth.

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