Here’s What’s Expected To Replace The Silver Spring Public Fountain
Last week Montgomery Business Scene reported that developers of the Downtown Silver Spring project will be moving forward with dramatic updates to the shopping district that’s helped revitalize Silver Spring’s downtown.
The Montgomery County Planning Board will hear their presentation on Jun 18th. In those plans the popular Silver Spring Public Fountain would be eliminated.
In the presentation documents a new fountain was revealed as an expected replacement.
The new fountain appears in a rendering and appears to be a giant spring approximately 18’ feet tall. The giant spring includes a water feature with jets coming out of the coil.
The current fountain — officially known as Silver Creek by Deidre Saunder — has influenced several other mixed-use projects in the D.C. area including Rockville Town Center, Columbia Heights in D.C., and University Town Center in Hyattsville.
The Silver Creek mosaic tile fountain that has been used since 2004. Planning documents noted that the fountain was heavily used by the public throughout the years which required significant maintenance and replacement of its mosaic tiles.
The Downtown Silver Spring Project is owned by Rockville-based Foulger Pratt and Fairfax-based The Peterson Companies.