Fenwick Station is a six-story multi-family residential apartment building in Silver Spring, Maryland. Its location at the intersection of Spring Street and Second Avenue is a threshold between the existing Woodside neighborhood and the Silver Spring Central Business District (SSCBD) & Silver Spring Metro Station. The site will also act as a spur, connecting cyclists on the future Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) to the SSCBD as part of the Green Trail Bicycle Masterplan.
As the landscape architect, HCM is working closely with the design team and MNCPPC to create a dynamic site that provides interesting and inviting urban public space and amenities for building residents and surrounding neighborhood residents, while gracefully and safely managing pedestrian and cyclist traffic that will flow through and around the site. The project includes a creative approach towards integrating storm water management facilities with the site amenities, while meeting current storm water regulations within the tight boundaries of the site.
To achieve these goals, HCM has designed a dynamic elevated public plaza with a variety of seating environments, an architectural shade structure, and an overlook to the cascading storm water management basins. While the plaza is held up at street level, a bike share station is located at a lower level adjacent to the CCT spur, which falls away towards the south end of the site, where the future bike trails will be located.