Granted, a lot of this news is older than dirt, but I was on vacation...
- Silver Spring Transit Center: still delayed! At some point, Paul Sarbanes will probably request that his name be removed from this debacle. I'm actually kind of surprised Foulger-Pratt hasn't taken down their banner, which still hangs with pride over the stalled construction site.
- A woman from Silver Spring will compete on Survivor this fall. Personally, I haven't watched Survivor since one of the so-called "prizes" was a Pontiac Aztek*.
- The Silver Spring library is one of a handful of County libraries getting extended hours, though the net difference for us is only one additional hour on Sunday. You know what'd be really nice? Actually building our new library after fifteen years of talking about it. I suppose we should just be grateful that we live in one of the places that has actually increased library funding.
- Some South Silver Springers are none to happy about the proposed high rise apartment complex planned for the corner of Eastern Avenue and Newell Street.
- The Georgian Apartments has been purchased by New York developer Pantzer Properties, which immediately re-named it the horribly-generic-sounding "The Point at Silver Spring". Re-branding older buildings is not unique in Silver Spring, as the Mica Condos were once the Springwood Apartments and the Georgian itself was the Georgian Towers not so long ago. The Georgian memorably once hosted an Ike-Leggett-attended rooftop party featuring PG-rated nyotaimori. (Apropos of nothing, but I love that the Twin Towers Apartments' management company's website describes that building as "enchanting".)
While they're at it, why not go one step further and change the address, too? Then again, if you tamper with a building's street address, you're liable to get some erroneous results with online mapping software. I just noticed that the map on Redfin shows the Homicide House as being a gas station:
*An acceptable vehicle for for Walter White, but not Heisenberg.