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Description

This project provides for a new five bay Fire and Rescue Station in the Rockville/White Flint area and the purchase of associated apparatus. The new facility will be located on an acquired site at the south-east quadrant of Route 355 and Randolph Road. The northern border of the site has frontage along Randolph Road and the eastern border fronts Chapman Avenue. The new station will be constructed in accordance with the general square footage specifications of the prototype program of requirements (POR) for a Class I Fire Station, with adjustments made to meet these specific site conditions and additional uses. This Fire Station will include apparatus bays, dormitory and support space, personnel living quarters, administrative offices, and meeting/training rooms. Parking requirements will be accommodated on site to the greatest extent possible. Fire/Rescue apparatus to be purchased for this station includes a new Emergency Medical Services unit and related equipment. Space has been added to co-locate a future Police Substation at the fire station. Site constraints for this project include a significant Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority easement which bisects the site running north/south through the mid-parcel. A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment has been performed.
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$41.88M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$36.24M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Design began in October 2023 and is expected to be complete in December 2024. Construction is expected to begin in May 2025 and end in November 2026.
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Cost Change

Cost increases reflect updated escalation assumptions and updated land acquisition costs.
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Justification

The existing Rockville Fire Station #23, located at 121 Rollins Avenue, has only three bays and is extremely undersized to meet the current response time requirements. A new station is necessary in this area due to the present and projected population density for the Rockville and White Flint areas. The White Flint sector is envisioned to include a mix of housing, commercial, retail, recreation, and civic uses with the White Flint District as the focal point. White Flint is experiencing fast growth and the population is expected to increase with a significant amount of residential and commercial development, including 5,938 new proposed dwelling units and nearly 3 million square feet of new non-residential/commercial space. Relocation of Rockville Station #23 operations to the new White Flint location is needed to better position MCFRS services in relation to the high-density development in the approved White Flint Sector Plan and to minimize response time to the highest incident call load area. The new site is of sufficient size to accommodate the construction of a larger station which can house additional needed apparatus and other public safety services.
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Other

A number of test fits have been conducted at the proposed site located at the south-east quadrant of Route 355 and Randolph Road for the fire station and co-location of a Police substation. Land Acquisition was funded initially through the Advanced Land Acquisition Revolving Fund, and then reimbursed from this project.
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Fiscal Note

Debt service for this project will be financed with Consolidate Fire Tax District Funds.
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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress.
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Coordination

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Department of General Services, Montgomery County Police Department, Regional Service Centers and Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Special Capital Projects Legislation will be proposed by the County Executive.
Budget Snapshot
$41.88M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$36.24M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP451502
Date Last Modified05/19/24
Administering AgencyGeneral Services
CategoryPublic Safety
SubCategoryFire/Rescue Service
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 FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision693792516604352228717443210000
Land33942593350451451000000
Site Improvements and Utilities35980035982056154200000
Construction26181109026072148981117400000
Other1768401764100875600000
Total Expenditures41878363120103623720700152163210000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds41878363120103623720700152163210000
Total Funding Sources41878363120103623720700152163210000
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30
Maintenance585--117156156156
Energy420--84112112112
Program-Staff-------
NET IMPACT1005--201268268268
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 25 Request3690
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 26 Request1686
Last FY's Cost Estimate38227
Cumulative Appropriation36383
Expenditure / Encumbrances4673
Unencumbered Balance31710