Release Date: March 13,2015

County Selects Artspace to Develop Former Silver Spring Police Station

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced today that the County has selected Artspace to develop the former Third District Police Station and adjacent land located on Sligo Ave. in Silver Spring into an arts center anchored by affordable live/work housing. The station relocated last May from 801 Sligo Ave. to its new location at 1002 Milestone Dr., Silver Spring.

The former station on Sligo Ave. will be preserved and converted into working artist studios and creative spaces, providing opportunities for the area’s creative artists and organizations eager to find affordable workspace within the Capital Region. “Investing in affordable housing and artistic centers at this location will create a strong anchor and transitional connection between the business district and residential neighborhoods,” said Leggett. “With their extensive experience in developing artist-led community transformation projects, Artspace is the perfect choice to develop this property and I look forward to this project coming to fruition.”... See full news release...