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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, meeting/training rooms and offices for a Battalion Chief. Parking requirements for each of these uses will be accommodated on site to the greatest extent possible. Fire/Rescue apparatus to be purchased for this station includes a new Emegency 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 and a traffic impact statement is pending.
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$30.44M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$26.14M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Planning began in Winter 2017. Construction is expected to begin in mid to late 2022.
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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. Relocation of Rockville Station #23 to the White Flint area is needed to better position the station in relation to the high-density development in the approved White Flint Sector Plan and to minimize response time to the Station's 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 possible co-located affordable housing. Land Acquisition was funded initially through ALARF, and then reimbursed by a future appropriation 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.
Budget Snapshot
$30.44M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$26.14M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP451502
Date Last Modified03/10/20
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 FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision60996089014590800720993108799000
Land2693259310000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities62580062580017073413113800
Construction13800950137050047387475149200
Other15954015910043486828900
Total Expenditures304453300100126144800720787212843390900
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds304453300100126144800720787212843390900
Total Funding Sources304453300100126144800720787212843390900
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26
Maintenance255----75180
Energy166----49117
NET IMPACT421----124297
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request-2544
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate30445
Cumulative Appropriation8845
Expenditure / Encumbrances4457
Unencumbered Balance4388