Ellsworth Drive to Close, Become a Linear Urban Park

SOURCE OF THE SPRING – The operators of Downtown Silver Spring will permanently close Ellsworth Drive to vehicular traffic, and lay down nontoxic artificial turf to create what’s described as a “linear urban park.”

Bryant Foulger, chairman of Fougler-Pratt, one of the complex’s owners, presented plans for a $10 million renovation of the area to a generally receptive audience of about 60 people last night.

He noted that the street often had been shut down from Fenton Street to the south for events.

“Over the years, we came to conclude that we just needed to shut it down to cars all the time,” he said.

 

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