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Description

This project provides funding for the renovation of the libraries on two of Montgomery College's campuses, specifically the Rockville Macklin Tower Building, and the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Resource Center. An architecture firm has developed conceptual designs for the two campus libraries, and has identified improvements required to support organizational and service changes, and to modernize the libraries. The main library floors will be hubs of academic life at Montgomery College: dynamic spaces that will be student-centered, technology and service-driven, and will foster innovation. The upper floors will provide students with comfortable and quiet study spaces and smaller, curated collections to support their academic and career goals. Additional goals of this project is to meet the variety of student needs including group study, individual study, and silent study.
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Phase

Planning Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$40.26M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$39.21M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

A part1/part 2 document was completed in FY21 for the Takoma Park/Silver Spring library renovation. Design will start in FY22, construction will begin in FY23, and continue in FY24, with completion in FY24. The Rockville library project design will begin in FY24, and construction, and FFE will be requested in FY25, and FY26.
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Cost Change

Additional $3.5 million requested for the TPSS Library Renovation Project due to unprecedented cost escalation due to supply chain shortages. Increase for Rockville Library MT project due to state allowable cost escalation of 9 percent. This cost is split 50/50 between the county and the state.
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Justification

The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Resource Center was constructed in 1978, and is 41 years old. The Rockville Macklin Tower Building was constructed in 1971 and is 48 years old. These two buildings are outdated, space and service configuration is insufficient, employee workspaces are inadequate to promote collaboration with colleagues, as well as, support student success. In FY16, the Montgomery College Libraries had nearly 670,000 visitors, and ethnographic studies have shown that libraries are one of the places at Montgomery College where students can escape from work and family obligations to get homework and studying done. In addition, Montgomery College's libraries provide students access to technology to be successful in their coursework. In FY16, the Montgomery College library's computers, laptops, and tablets were used approximately 200,000 times by nearly 18,000 unique users. Providing computers, laptops, tablets, software, scanners, internet, and accessible software programs improves college affordability for students who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford those tools. The Montgomery College Libraries increasingly support educational excellence by embedding librarians and information literacy into classes with 7,600 students taught. Other relevant studies and plans include the Libraries Master Plan (2015), Montgomery College Libraries' Ethnographic Studies 2013-2016 (2016), Collegewide Facilities Master Plan Update (6/18), Libraries Planning Study (6/17), and Libraries Planning Study Germantown Addendum (9/17), and Montgomery College 2025 Strategic Plan.
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Other

FY23 Appropriation: Total $9,020,000 ($3,985,000 (GO Bonds); and $5,035,000 (State Aid)). FY24 Appropriation: Total $7,746,000 ($3,873,000 (GO Bonds); and $3,873,000 (State Aid)).


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Fiscal Note

$650,000 transferred from Planning, Design, and Construction project (906605) to Collegewide Library Renovations project (661901) in the FY21-26 CIP (BOT Resolution:21-06-069 adopted on 6/21/2021).
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Disclosures

Montgomery College asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
Budget Snapshot
$40.26M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$39.21M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP661901
Date Last Modified11/21/22
Administering AgencyMontgomery College
CategoryMontgomery College
SubCategoryHigher Education
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY22Rem FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision52961046442460229219540000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction31552003155220169536180002000000
Other341400341448448402446000
Total Expenditures402621046439212250012312199544446000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY22Rem FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds201311046419081725615699772223000
State Aid2013100201311775615699772223000
Total Funding Sources402621046439212250012312199544446000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request9020
Year First AppropriationFY20
Appropriation FY 24 Request7746
Last FY's Cost Estimate33864
Cumulative Appropriation10070
Expenditure / Encumbrances1088
Unencumbered Balance8982