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Description

This project relocates surface parking from the Wall Park and the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center (KSAC) to an adjacent parking garage on private property, as suggested in the White Flint Sector Plan. The adjacent property owner, Gables Development, has an approved site plan and is going forward with a larger residential project. As part of their site plan approval, Gables Development is required to reserve space for up to 400 parking spaces to be built and used by the County to serve both KSAC and a possible future expansion for a Regional Recreation Center. As part of the residential project, the developer is building an 850 space garage, with 250 of those spaces owned by the County through a condominium regime. The parking garage will be linked to KSAC through a public drive and pedestrian paths. Space is being reserved for a possible addition of County spaces to the garage if they are needed in the future for an expanded Recreation Center. This space will be reserved for 10 years from the date of Gables' site plan approval.The garage project will allow for the removal of most of the current surface parking in Wall Park and the creation of an interim park with large green spaces and loop trails, with plans for a future urban park with varied amenities.
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Phase

Final Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$6.61M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$5.51M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Assumes developer implementation delays until FY24.
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Justification

The White Flint Sector Plan was approved by Council in 2010. This plan allows for significantly higher density than the existing development. Based upon the market, the majority of development planned for the first phase has been multi-family residential. Along with providing a more walkable area through new programmed capital roads, streetscape, and biking facilities projects, there is a great need for open space that can be easily accessed by both the urban dwellers moving into this dense redevelopment area and by the local community. Wall Park could provide that open space now and will eventually provide an urban park with varied amenities, but only if the surface parking is removed. The roads adjacent to this site are currently being reconfigured and facilitation of this project will allow the County to obtain dedicated right of way needed for use in the ongoing White Flint West Workaround road project. As part of the Gables Residential project, there is an opportunity to have the surface parking replaced by a much larger garage. This will take advantage of the economies of scale by providing the development of parking at a lower cost than if the County had to build its own garage and will result in the County ownership of 30% of the garage spaces under a condominium regime.
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Fiscal Note

FY18 supplemental for Wall Park Garage and Park Improvements approved $6,582,000 in FY18 appropriation.
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Coordination

Department of General Services, Department of Transportation, Permitting Services, Department of Recreation and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Budget Snapshot
$6.61M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$5.51M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP721801
Date Last Modified01/07/20
Administering AgencyGeneral Services
CategoryCulture and Recreation
SubCategoryRecreation
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 Supervision00000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other66120110655060004400110600
Total Expenditures66120110655060004400110600
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds66120110655060004400110600
Total Funding Sources66120110655060004400110600
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY18
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate6612
Cumulative Appropriation6612
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance6612