- Want to know what will ultimately become of the giant construction site in the center of Silver Spring? Greater Greater Washington has a wealth of information on our future transit center.
- Evict the rudeness, serve the cannoli. Bethesda Magazine, which must include this sort of content for Bethesdans who like to go slumming, has an article on the Pacci’s Trattoria and Pasticceria that will open up in the former General Store.
- The Gazette has more details on the new residential building that will be replacing the downtown Silver Spring post office on 2nd Avenue. If you're too lazy to click through, here are the highlights:
- It will have 300 rental units.- This weekend: Fenton Street Market (Sat.), Farmers Market (Sat.) and Taste the World in Fenton Village (Sun.).
- Even the post office doesn't know where its new location will be.
- The Community can officially start complaining about the project next Wednesday at 7:30 at the Woodside United Methodist Church.
- $500K/yr. in property taxes from the apartment building > $0/yr. from the post office.
- Despite efforts by The Community, The MoCo Planning department has recommended (PDF) that the request to re-zone the area currently occupied by the Chelsea School be approved. This would allow for the construction of townhouses on this property. Remember when the school was going to contruct a new, ultramodern building? That was realistic.
- Finally, Happy trails to Jennifer Nettles, who will be stepping down from her post as manager of DTSS after four years. Hopefully her successor will be as supportive of the Zombie Walk as Jennifer was. (Dear Peterson Companies: Hire me. I have some spectacular plans for DTSS...)