Battery Lane Urban Park (P118701)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • Administering Agency: M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area: Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Date Last Modified: 3/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation: Impact None
  • Status: Planning Stage

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

Description

Battery Lane Urban Park, 4960 Battery Lane, Bethesda, is a 1.9-acre existing park located at the edge of the Bethesda Central Business District. The approved facility plan includes the renovation of the following amenities in the park: tennis court, enlarged playground, walking path, basketball court, improved entryway, lighting, seating, drinking fountain, landscaping, and bike racks. The plan provides for better maintenance access.

Location

4960 Battery Lane, Bethesda MD 20814

Estimated Schedule

Design will commence in FY17 with construction beginning in FY18.

Cost Change

Cost increase due to inflation.

Justification 

The Woodmont Triangle Amendment to the Sector Plan for the Bethesda CBD (2006) lists Battery Lane Urban Park as a priority public amenity and facility. It recommends the completion of a facility plan for the park by a private developer in exchange for additional density under the optional development method of development. The park is one of the two major green spaces within the Woodmont Triangle area. The Facility Plan was approved by the Planning Board on July 30, 2009.

Other

Parks staff will continue to coordinate with Planning staff in the implementation of an amenity fund recommended by the sector plan to receive financial contributions from future development projects within the sector plan area. These contributions may be used to off-set the Park and Planning Bonds in this project or for additional improvements to the park.

Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.

Coordination

Developer, Montgomery County Planning Department