2nd District Police Station (P471200)

  • Category: Public Safety
  • Sub Category: Police
  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)
  • Planning Area: Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: Yes
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Planning Stage




This project provides for the County's estimated share of costs for a replacement district station for the 2nd Police District serving the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area and portions of Potomac and Silver Spring. The remainder of the project costs will be paid by a developer in return for acquiring the existing police station site from the County after the new station is built. The station will be a 32,200 gross square feet, four-story facility with parking located in the adjacent Parking Lot District (PLD) Garage 35, with direct connection to the new station.


4823 Rugby Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814

Estimated Schedule

It is expected that design will start in Spring 2014 and the project will achieve substantial completion in Summer 2016


The current 2nd District Police Station was constructed over 50 years ago and serves the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area and portions of Potomac and Silver Spring. The current 21,700 gross square feet station is too small for staff and programmatic requirements and requires major building repairs and upgrades. A 2005 County Maintenance report outlined a need for $200,000 in deferred maintenance, HVAC deficiencies and security concerns. Continued population growth and development in the area also support the need for a new facility.


A developer was selected via a Request for Qualifications and Development Proposals process. A General Development Agreement (GDA) with the selected developer is being negotiated. The GDA will include the terms by which the developer will design and build the facility in accordance with County requirements and will outline the exchange of the new station property for the old station property.

Fiscal Note

The County's contribution will be covered by the funding previously approved and currently shown in the project funding schedule. The PDF includes the County's contribution to the new station which includes the upfront payment to PLD for the long-term lease of spaces in Garage 35.


A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress.


Department of Police, Police Facilities, Department of General Services, Department of Permitting Services, Department of Technology Services, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Bethesda PLD