Although the county considers the turf a placeholder for a future municipal development, I think county planners should step back — perhaps sit on the turf for a spell — and recalculate their plans. The turf has integrated well with the community and with the new businesses in the revitalized Silver Spring.
People move freely in both directions between the restaurants and stores and the turf making the turf a value-added benefit to business and a cost-effective public space.
Progress isn’t always tied to shiny new buildings and over-designed plazas and promenades. Sometimes, as Kuhn observed, an accidental discovery can pave they way to great achievements.
Let’s hope our leaders can recognize true progress when they see it.
David S. Rotenstein, Silver Spring