An investor group has renewed its effort to build an arena in Montgomery County.
The plan calls for an 8,000-seat arena at the Shady Grove Metro station.
County officials are backing the effort.
Steven A. Silverman, the county’s economic development director, told The Washington Post that the arena could solve a longstanding problem for county high schools: There isn’t a facility in the county large enough to host most graduation ceremonies.
The Shady Grove Sector Plan, which calls for mixed-use development centered around the Metro station, and the development of a "Science City" centered around the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center, are expected to transform the area in the coming years.
What do you think of the plan to build an arena at the Shady Grove Metro station? Would a venue for graduations, sports, concerts and large community gatherings be welcomed? Would it add to concerns about traffic in and around Shady Grove? Is Shady Grove the right place for such an arena?