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Description

The Little Bennett Regional Park Day Use Area, located on the east side of MD Route 355 north of Comus Road, is a 65-acre existing meadow adjacent to wooded areas of the park and Soper's Branch stream. The day use area is designed to provide nature-based recreation and protects and interprets the existing meadow and adjacent forest habitat. The program of requirements from the master plan is accomplished in a uniquely sustainable manner that interprets the natural and cultural landscapes of the area. The project includes a multi-purpose outdoor classroom building, terraces and amphitheater, group picnic areas and shelter, play complex, learning alcoves, two entrances and an access road, parking, hard and natural surface trails, bridges and boardwalks with overlooks, signage and interpretation, stormwater management, meadow restoration with non-native invasive eradication, managed forest succession and habitat enhancement along the stream buffer.
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$14.57M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$8.17M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Project is in design. Construction to begin in FY22 and may be phased based on funding availability.
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Cost Change

FY23 funding switch from G.O. Bonds to Program Open Space totaling $1 million.
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Justification

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the park facility plan on October 6, 2011; Countywide Park Trails Plan (2008); Little Bennett Regional Park Master Plan (2007); 2005 Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan (LPPRP); Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan (2005); Clarksburg Master Plan and Hyattstown Special Study Area (1994); Vision 2030: The Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan (2011); 2012 Park, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan.
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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

Montgomery County DOT, SHA, Montgomery County DEP, Little Bennet Regional Park Trail Connector (P871744)
Budget Snapshot
$14.57M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$8.17M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP138703
Date Last Modified05/19/20
Administering AgencyM-NCPPC
CategoryM-NCPPC
SubCategoryDevelopment
Planning AreaClarksburg and Vicinity
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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 Supervision267145691224753143102732520874
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities11896006943431177917601547142604953
Construction00000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures1456745698167506209320701820167805827
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds110444569464450610701070820117805827
Program Open Space3523003523010231000100050000
Total Funding Sources1456745698167506209320701820167805827
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request7540
Year First AppropriationFY19
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate14567
Cumulative Appropriation1200
Expenditure / Encumbrances4
Unencumbered Balance1196