Whether you're curious about the state of real estate development in Silver Spring or you're interested in how transit development affects a community, there are meetings addressing those issues this week.
1. Tourism in Montgomery County: The county's Conference and Visitors Bureau will present to the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment Advisory Committee at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building.
2. What's going on with downtown Silver Spring real estate? Robert Kronenberg, chief planner with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will update Silver Spring residents on all things real estate development: proposed, under construction and recently completed projects.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Civic Building between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
3. Transit-oriented development and "complete community:" The Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee will meet for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 a.m. at Discovery Communications.
On the agenda: Sarah Kline, policy director for Reconnecting America, a national nonprofit that advises civic and community leaders on how to create better communities, with a focus on transit-oriented development and defining what makes a "complete community."