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LEGGETT ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR REUSE OF FORMER SILVER SPRING LIBRARY; Child Care Center at Former Library to Leverage Senior Housing in White Oak

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

County Executive Ike Leggett today announced the selection of the Martha B. Gudelsky Child Development Center to develop the former Silver Spring Library site for use as a child development and education center. As part of the arrangement, Global LifeSci Development Corporation will provide to Victory Housing a pad site in Phase 1 and the VIVA White Oak development for the construction of a senior housing project that is transit-accessible and projected to include 110 units, some market rate but most affordable.


Both Victory House and the Global LifeSci Development Corporation had submitted proposals to Montgomery County for the reuse of the old library site.


“I am very pleased that we have reached an arrangement that can boost both child care and senior housing,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. “County families need more child care choices and our growing senior population deserves more options.”


The child care center, which will serve 120 mostly low-income children, is projected to be open by the end of 2020. Victory Housing’s senior housing would be completed by 2021.


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Release ID: 18-460
Media Contact: Patrick Lacefield 240-777-6507