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Description

The Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan (EPS Plan) is a countywide plan to provide public spaces within walking distance in the county's most densely populated areas. With rising populations in mixed use and higher density residential neighborhoods, parks and open space serve as "outdoor living rooms" that play a critical role in promoting livable and healthy communities, social interaction, and equity for residents of all ages and incomes. The EPS methodology provides data driven analysis that measures and prioritizes the park amenities needed to support contemplative, active recreation, and social gathering activities. The EPS Plan identifies multiple strategies to fill identified public space deficits with park activation programs, alternative providers, public-private partnerships, repurposing and improving access to existing public parkland, and acquisition of new parkland. This PDF provides the funding to acquire parkland to fill needs identified in the EPS Study Area using State of Maryland Program Open Space grants. Acquisitions will be prioritized based on multiple factors, including providing service to lower income and racially diverse areas, addressing the largest public space deficits, seizing on opportunity acquisitions, and locations of highest population growth and associated park needs. Sites within the EPS Study Area that are identified for park acquisition in other sector, master or functional plans also may be acquired with this PDF. The County Council encourages the Commission to seek supplemental appropriations if approved CIP funding is insufficient.
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Phase

Status

New
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Budget Snapshot
$150M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$18M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Justification

Designing Public Spaces - Energized Public Spaces Design Guidelines, 2019 Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan, 2018 2017 Park, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan, 2017 Vision 2030 Strategic Plan for Parks and Recreation, 2011 Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan, 2001
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Disclosures

M-NCPPC asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
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Coordination

Acquisition: Local Parks 767828, Acquisition: Non-Local Parks 998798, ALARF: M-NCPPC 727007, Bethesda Park Impact Payment 872002, Legacy Open Space 018710, Urban Parks Elements 871540, State of Maryland
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Budget Snapshot
$150M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$18M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP872104
Date Last Modified05/19/20
Administering AgencyM-NCPPC
CategoryM-NCPPC
SubCategoryAcquisition
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 FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision00000000000
Land1500000018000300030003000300030003000132000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures1500000018000300030003000300030003000132000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Program Open Space1500000018000300030003000300030003000132000
Total Funding Sources1500000018000300030003000300030003000132000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request3000
Year First Appropriation
Appropriation FY 22 Request3000
Last FY's Cost Estimate0
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0