The Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza opened on July 8, 2010. Veterans Plaza is a large public open space that is programmed for festivals and concerts. The annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival is held under the portico at the front of the Civic Building. There is a pavilion on the plaza where the Silver Spring Swings summer concert series is held. Veterans Plaza will include a memorial commemorating the service of veterans of Silver Spring and Montgomery County. The memorial will be a large art work by Toby Mendez, a Frederick County artist who created the Thurgood Marshall Memorial at the State Capitol.
The Silver Spring Civic Building has become the center of community activities in Silver Spring. The large Great Hall is available for banquets, performances and other meetings and presentations. There are five other community use rooms including a gallery space. The Silver Spring Regional Center is located on the upper floor of the Civic Building. Round House Theatre School and Offices are in the lower level of the Civic Building.