We believe that preservation and enhancement of unique environmental features along with promotion of new community green infrastructure promotes a healthy ecosystem and healthy communities.
The adaptive reuse of the Fillmore represented an opportunity to create a sustainable/LEED project during redevelopment. The Fillmore features a vegetative roof above the music venue that now anchors downtown Silver Spring, MD. The original historic façade of J.C. Penney’s, a building that has been vacant for almost 20 years, will remain as the Fillmore Music Hall brings arts and entertainment to this specific section of Silver Spring’s revitalization to meld with the ongoing efforts begun by the establishment of the AFI Silver Theater and Discovery communications.
Sunrise at Foxhill
Sunrise at Foxhill is a senior living community offering condominium units sited with garden, fountain or golf course views. The site boasts a Performing Arts Center, spa, fitness center, heated swimming pool, walking trail, indoor driving range, recording studio and artists’ studio. Rodgers Consulting was instrumental in development of a unique one-of-a kind approach to storm water management that includes above ground biofiltration and infiltration facilities to provide quality control, infiltration and ground water recharge. The site also incorporates underground filtering structures for quality control and underground storage vaults that capture the site runoff and release it at a rate equal to pre-developed conditions to help prevent erosion of the receiving streams. This was one of the first sites in Montgomery County to incorporate stormtrap storage vaults as a device to control water quantity discharge (quantity control).