A 20-Story Development Pitched Above A Silver Spring Mall Looks For Approval

  • May 16th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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An early massing of the proposed development. Click to enlarge.

Plans for a large new residential project above the Ellsworth Place mall in the middle of downtown Silver Spring are looking to move forward.  

A staff report from the Montgomery County Planning Board is recommending approval of a sketch plan outlining plans for a nearly 20-story, 450-unit apartment project to be constructed above the mall along Colesville Road (map). The existing five-story mall would serve as the base of the new development. 

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The residential plans come six years after the mall was purchased by GBT Realty. In addition to the residential concept, a 13,000 square-foot food hall could open on the third floor of the mall this year. 

Ellsworth Place opened in the early 1990s and the original plans for future construction above the mall called for an office tower. One of the purposes of the sketch plan is to convert the future use from office to residential. 

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/20-story_development_pitched_above_silver_spring_mall_looks_for_approval/22316.

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