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Description

Warner Circle Special Park (WCSP), located on Carroll Place in the heart of the Kensington Historic District, was the home of Brainard Warner, the founder of the Town of Kensington and a significant figure in the development of Montgomery County. This 4.5-acre property was acquired by M-NCPPC in 2005-2006 through the Legacy Open Space program. This PDF funds stabilization and repairs to the manor house to stem the building's deterioration and will fund construction of a restoration tied to a use that satisfies a strong County need and fits into the community. Phase I of this project is completed and included demolition of the nursing home wing, restoration of public areas of the park previously occupied by the nursing home, re-creation of the loop road, and reconstruction of historic exterior walls, porches, and patios. Stabilization is complete and fixed structural failings of the front porch, and masonry. This building is a candidate for a public private partnership. The landscape also contains mature trees and needs maintenance plus will accommodate a new small section for a Reading Garden tied to Noyes Library. The site's parking also may need to be enhanced when partnership approved.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Pending Closeout
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Budget Snapshot
$6.18M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$0M 6 Year Total
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Estimated Schedule

Phase I completed in FY14. Structural stabilization complete in 2017. Unsolicited partnership being explored in 2018-2019.
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Justification

Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation (1979); Kensington Historic District listed in 1986; From Artifact to Attraction: A Strategic Plan for Cultural Resources in Parks (2006); National Register of Historic Places: Kensington Historic District (1980); Vision for Kensington: A Long-Range Preservation Plan (1992); Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan (2001); Facility Plan approved by Planning Board (2011)
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Fiscal Note

In 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2015 a total of $725,000 in state bond bills was awarded to M-NCPPC for this project. State Board of Public Works has approved consent that Parks, via County approval, may dispose of two buildings while retaining ownership of all ground and has forgiven loan repayment, affirming that all bonds were used for permanent historic preservation improvements to the property.
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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project. M-NCPPC asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
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Coordination

Restoration of Historic Structures, PDF# 808494, Maryland Historical Trust, Town of Kensington, Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission. Parks has committed to a great deal of community outreach on this project as well as research into uses that can be accommodated by the building code. Agreeing on an appropriate and necessary use for this building is essential at this time to prevent further vandalism and the unnecessarily rapid deterioration that accompanies vacant structures.
Budget Snapshot
$6.18M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$0M 6 Year Total
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Project Details
Project NumberP118703
Date Last Modified11/13/19
Administering AgencyM-NCPPC
CategoryM-NCPPC
SubCategoryDevelopment
Planning AreaKensington-Wheaton
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision69576190000000600
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities548289923100000004352
Construction00000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures617797525000000004952
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds501361000000004952
PAYGO139139000000000
State Bonds (M-NCPPC Only)102577525000000000
Total Funding Sources617797525000000004952
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY11
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate6177
Cumulative Appropriation1225
Expenditure / Encumbrances1225
Unencumbered Balance0