Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Board split on plans for library pedestrian bridge - Gazette

Committee to discuss options again before County Council votes

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Befitting of the divisive nature of the project, the Montgomery County Planning Board split its vote last week on an amendment to allow a pedestrian bridge over Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring that would link a parking garage with a proposed library.

The roughly $750,000 bridge is the last detail of the design for the library site at Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and the County Council's Health and Human Services committee want a bridge, but county planners recommended against it. The HHS committee will again discuss the pedestrian bridge before consideration by the full County Council.

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