Fillmore Tax Break Wins OK

Officials in Maryland’s Montgomery County approved legislation June 24th expected to give Live Nation an estimated $800,000 in breaks over 10 years in the form of a property tax credit for the planned Fillmore in Silver Spring.

It’s the largest credit expected under the measure, which will apply to new buildings used for arts or entertainment in certain parts of Silver Spring, Wheaton and Bethesda, according to the Washington Post.

The project is expected to cost $13.5 million, with $8 million coming from taxpayer funds. Live Nation is kicking in $2 million.

Public funding for construction of the future Fillmore has been a sore local subject since January, when Live Nation won approval to refurbish an old J.C. Penney building in what is now a Silver Spring entertainment district.