Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Council votes against walkway - Gazette

Pedestrian bridge will not be used to make easy access to new library

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The County Council will not amend a 10-year-old urban plan for Silver Spring, essentially eliminating the possibility of building a pedestrian bridge that would connect the Wayne Avenue parking garage to the new Silver Spring library.

In an 8-1 vote Tuesday, the council voted against County Executive Isiah Leggett's amendment to the 1999 Silver Spring Urban Renewal Plan, which prohibits bridges over Wayne Avenue because it would be detrimental to nearby street-level retail.

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