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Description

This program provides for the plans, studies, analysis, and development coordination activities by the County necessary to implement redevelopment in the White Flint Sector Plan Area. Specialized services as detailed in the Justification section below are required to implement the extensive public infrastructure requirements called for in the Sector Plan, and for the implementation of the specified public financing mechanism and related requirements for infrastructure funding. This program also provides for certain land acquisitions necessary to support Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) activities in the White Flint Sector Plan Area.
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Phase

Planning Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$6.3M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3.26M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Cost Change

Cost increase reflects the net of a decrease in anticipated programmed expenditures prior to FY19, updated staffing charges, and the addition of FY23 and FY24 to this ongoing project.
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Justification

In the spring of 2010, the Montgomery County Council approved the new White Flint Sector Plan, which covers a 430 acre area. The Plan establishes a vision for transforming what has long been an auto-oriented suburban development pattern into a denser, mixed-used 'urban' center in which people can walk to work, shops and transit. An expanded street grid and other infrastructure improvements will create walkable blocks containing residences, retail, offices and local services. The Plan also calls for a financing mechanism that would generate significant revenues from properties and developments within the Sector Plan Area. The County Council further defined this financing mechanism in Bill 50-10, which established a White Flint Special Taxing District, authorized the levy of a property tax and the issuance of bonds to finance transportation infrastructure improvements, and stated conditions for the loaning or advancing of County funds to the District. In Resolution No. 16-1570, the Council adopted an implementation strategy which required the Executive to carry out a feasibility or other study to assess whether debt repayment will require a district tax rate that exceeds certain policy goals, and called for the forward funding or advance funding of specified items in order to promptly implement the Sector Plan. In addition to the financing implementation, specialized services are required related to the complex land assemblage and disposition actions necessary to implement the new street grid and for the reconfiguration of Executive Boulevard/Old Georgetown Road associated with implementation of Stage 1. Staff time and services are required to manage and coordinate efforts to develop detailed staging plans, to assess opportunities to maximize property dedications, and to negotiate property dedications to avoid or minimize acquisition costs. Necessary services will include appraisals, legal services, title services and consultants versed in land assemblage. The County is also currently implementing roadway improvements through the Conference Center site, which is a County asset. Special requirements related to the Conference Center include negotiations with the private hotel owner as well as the Hotel and Conference Center management firm, and the provision of interim and permanent parking related to the impacts of road rights of way that traverse the site and will reduce the number of parking spaces available to patrons.
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Fiscal Note

The funding source for this project is White Flint Special Taxing District tax revenues.
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Coordination

Office of the County Executive, Department of Finance, Department of Transportation, Revenue Authority, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), Developers
Budget Snapshot
$6.3M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$3.26M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP151200
Date Last Modified03/06/19
Administering AgencyCounty Executive
CategoryGeneral Government
SubCategoryEconomic Development
Planning AreaNorth Bethesda-Garrett Park
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY18Rem FY18Total 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision6062243736932566965764964964964960
Land159159000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other7878000000000
Total Expenditures6299267436932566965764964964964960
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY18Rem FY18Total 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24Beyond 6 Years
White Flint Special Tax District6299267436932566965764964964964960
Total Funding Sources6299267436932566965764964964964960
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 19 Approp. Request-424
Year First AppropriationFY09
Appropriation FY 20 Approp. Request576
Last FY's Cost Estimate6299
Cumulative Appropriation3739
Expenditure / Encumbrances2677
Unencumbered Balance1062