Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fillmore could break ground within a year - Gazette

Information on Silver Spring music hall slow in coming

by Janel Davis | Staff Writer | Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Construction of a long-awaited Silver Spring music hall could begin within a year if county officials and the company donating land for the hall can agree on the final land use details of the music hall and a future development project.

"We're at the one-yard line," Bruce Lee said this week.

His company, Lee Development Group, donated the land for the Fillmore music hall as an amenity in exchange for land use allowances for a future mixed-use commercial project.

The Live Nation-owned Fillmore hall is slated for the site of the former J.C. Penney building on Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring. That site is adjacent to the site of the Lee's future project, which the company has not determined.

Last year the council approved the land-use provisions that provide protections from changes in the county's land use laws for the Lee Group's future project.

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