Live Nation Entertainment is hoping to gain local approval for a new, 28,000-square-foot concert venue in Silver Spring, MD, a project that has been...

Live Nation Entertainment is hoping to gain local approval for a new, 28,000-square-foot concert venue in Silver Spring, MD, a project that has been years in the making. The Washington Post reports that plans for the 2,000-capacity facility were recently presented to the public, and Live Nation hopes to host its first concerts there in about 18 months, which is considered an expedited pace. In 2008, Live Nation signed a 20-year, $3.26 million lease with municipal officials for the music venue, which is located on a site that once held a J.C. Penney department store but was donated to the county by its previous owners.