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Description

This project is part of the Smart Growth Initiative and provides for land acquisition and site improvements on a site on Snouffer School Road known as the Webb Tract or Centerpark. The Webb Tract is separated by wetlands into an east and west section. Facilities targeted for relocation to the east section of the Webb Tract are the (1) Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Food Distribution Facility, (2) MCPS Facilities Maintenance Depot, and (3) Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Facilities Maintenance Depot. These three facilities are currently located at the County Service Park on Crabbs Branch Way. These facilities must be relocated in order to implement the Shady Grove Sector Plan that creates a transit-oriented community at the Shady Grove Metro Station. The Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) on Darnestown Road will be relocated to the west side of the Webb Tract in order to provide housing at the current PSTA site in support of the Great Seneca Science Corridor (Gaithersburg West) Master Plan. The PSTA is the primary training facility for the Departments of Police and Fire and Rescue Service. The proposed facility includes an academic building including a simulation area, gymnasium, indoor firing range, graphics and video development capabilities, and canine training and support facilities. An emergency vehicle operations center, driver training classrooms and simulation room, driver training track, driver training skills pad and skid pan, and fire and rescue training building will also be at the site. Staff and visitor parking will be constructed. The current MCPS Food Distribution Facility is about 58,000 square feet with 150 parking spaces for staff and loading docks. The new facility will be designed to accommodate needed growth and will include best environmental management practices. The MCPS Facilities Maintenance Depot includes an administrative building, vehicle/equipment repair shop, Planned Lifecycle Asset Replacement (PLAR) storage building, outdoor covered storage, uncovered bulk material storage, heavy equipment and vehicle staging areas, and staff and visitor parking. The new facility will be co-located with the M-NCPPC Maintenance Depot and will be designed to accommodate needed growth and will include best environmental management practices. The M-NCPPC Facilities Maintenance Depot includes an administrative building, vehicle/equipment repair shop, outdoor covered storage, uncovered bulk material storage, heavy equipment and vehicle staging areas, fuel station, staff and visitor parking. The current facility includes 65,000 square feet of building space, 370 staff and visitor parking spaces, and storage for 220 maintenance vehicles and pieces of equipment. The new facility will be co-located with the MCPS Maintenance Depot and will be designed to accommodate needed growth and will include best environmental management practices.
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Phase

Under Construction

Status

Pending Closeout
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Budget Snapshot
$105.07M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$0M 6 Year Total
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Site improvement activities will commence in the Summer of 2013 and are expected to last fifteen months. Demolition for the County Service Park West will take place in FY15.
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Justification

There have been no major upgrades or renovations to the PSTA since it was completed in 1973. The PSTA needs reconfiguration and expansion to meet current and projected training needs. The PSTA Academic Building Complex Project No. 479909 does not include the cost of design and construction to meet LEED Silver requirements. MCPS and M-NCPPC facilities relocation is required in order to implement the Shady Grove Sector Plan that creates a transit oriented community next to the Shady Grove Metro station. The Parks Department's Shady Grove maintenance facility opened in 1981 and is undersized to serve the needs of the Park System which has nearly doubled over the last 30 years. A 2005 study by Delmar Architects concluded that the MCPS Food Distribution Facility should be expanded to 71,000 square feet to meet current and future needs.
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Other

Plans and studies for this project include: "Program of Requirements for Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy," August 27, 1998; "M-NCPPC Shady Grove Sector Plan," approved by the Montgomery County Council, January 2006, adopted by the M-NCPPC, March 15, 2006; "Montgomery County Property Use Study Updated Briefing to the County Council", April 29, 2008 (based on Staubach Reports); "Montgomery County Smart Growth Initiative Update to County Council," September 23, 2008. The Public Safety Memorial was constructed at the Public Safety Headquarters located at the GE Tech Park.
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Fiscal Note

This appropriation of $48.241 million provides for acquisition of the east and west sides of the Webb Tract (Centerpark), settlement costs, and master site planning for the east and west sides. The sales price is $75,000 less than the price originally agreed to by the County Executive and Miller and Smith, the property owner. Miller and Smith has agreed to pay the County $150,000 cash at closing as an early closing incentive. This $150,000 is not used as a source of funding for this project. Interim financing will be used for land acquisition in the short term, with permanent funding sources to include G.O. Bonds and Land Sale Proceeds. G.O. Bonds have been allocated from a variety of projects to fund the previously unprogrammed site demolition costs for the County Service Park West. Site demolition costs for the County Service Park East and the existing PSTA site have not yet been programmed. FY15 $3.5 million GO Bond transfer from #450504 ,#450505, #470302, #479909, and #100300.
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Coordination

Department of General Services, Department of Police, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Permitting Services, Department of Finance, Department of Technology Services, Office of Management and Budget, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, PEPCO, Washington Gas, Upcounty Regional Services Center
Budget Snapshot
$105.07M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$0M 6 Year Total
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Project Details
Project NumberP470907
Date Last Modified01/02/20
Administering AgencyGeneral Services
CategoryPublic Safety
SubCategoryOther Public Safety
Planning AreaGaithersburg 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 Supervision61606160000000000
Land4649146491000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities8027782400000000
Construction5151051510000000000
Other10395800000000
Total Expenditures1050661050343200000000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds9683496834000000000
Interim Finance3203200000000
PAYGO82008200000000000
Total Funding Sources1050661050343200000000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY13
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate105066
Cumulative Appropriation105066
Expenditure / Encumbrances105049
Unencumbered Balance17