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Expansion of Takoma Park Campus into Downtown Silver Spring to Begin with Ceremonial
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2002
Site of Former "Silver Spring
Montgomery College will launch a long-awaited expansion of its Takoma Park Campus into south Silver Spring, with a ceremony that marks the beginning of demolition activity to clear the way for construction of the first of three new College buildings. The first building, a state-of-the-art health sciences center, will become home not only to the College's nursing and other health sciences programs, but also to a community clinic that will be managed by Holy Cross Health, and a College-operated business training center.
County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and a host of other officials and community leaders will join Montgomery College President Charlene R. Nunley in celebrating the project's ceremonial beginning, by taking aim at the former Silver Spring Motel. The former motel, long a symbol of the blight that has marred the landscape and economic fortunes of downtown Silver Spring, is among a number of commercial structures along Georgia Avenue being razed to make way for the health sciences center.