Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The South Silver Spring Pedestrian Linkages Project was completed in December when officials opened Bottleworks Lane, a one-way street connecting East West Highway and Kennett Street. This key County project is designed to enhance pedestrian safety, business development and overall livability in an emerging South Silver Spring community. The roadway runs beside Gramax Towers, a 15-story former office building that stood vacant for 15 years before being converted into 182 housing units.
Developed by the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs over ten years, the linkages project consists of eight segments of convenient, safe and attractive pedestrian walkways through South Silver Spring. The links help overcome the inconvenience and isolation created by the unusually large block pattern in the area.
The name “Bottleworks Lane” was selected for the final segment in recognition of the former Canada Dry Factory that was located near this link. Bottleworks Lane includes pedestrian lighting, parking meters and a water filtration system that collects runoff before it enters the storm water management system.
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