Clarksburg Fire Station (P450300)

  • Category: Public Safety
  • Sub Category: Fire/Rescue Service
  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)
  • Planning Area: Clarksburg
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Preliminary Design Stage

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s) 

Description

This project provides for a new Fire and Rescue Station in the Clarksburg area and the purchase of associated apparatus. The new station will be constructed in accordance with square footage specifications of the prototype Program of Requirements (POR) for a Class I Fire Station. A Class I Fire Station is approximately 22,600 gross square feet and includes apparatus bays, dormitory and support space, personnel living quarters, administrative offices, and a meeting/training room. This station will include offices for a Battalion Chief, a Police satellite facility, additional space for the Upcounty Regional Services Center and personal protective equipment storage totaling 2,589 square feet. On-site parking will be provided. Fire/Rescue apparatus to be purchased for this station includes an aerial truck, a tanker and a brush truck.

Location

22610 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg MD 20871

Estimated Schedule

The fire station planning and design is complete through the design development stage. Design to begin in FY19 with construction in FY19- 20.

Cost Change

Previously funded costs are for land and partial design costs for the fire station up to the design development phase. Cost is added for completion of the design and construction of the project.

Justification

A new station will be necessary in this area due to the present and projected population density for the Clarksburg area. The Clarksburg population is expected to increase from 13,766 in 2010 to almost 40,000 by 2025. The Clarksburg Town Center is envisioned to include a mix of housing, commercial, retail, recreation and civic uses with the Clarksburg Historic District as the focal point. Residential areas include the Newcut Road neighborhood, the Cabin Branch neighborhood, the Ten Mile Creek area, the Ridge Road transition area, the Brink Road transition area, as well as projected residential development in the Transit Corridor District and the Gateway Center. This project is recommended in the Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services and Community Risk Reduction Master Plan approved by the County Council in October 2005 and the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Station Location and Resource Allocation Work Group, Phase I Report, "Need for Upcounty Fire-Rescue Resource Enhancements, October 14, 1999. Development of this facility will help Montgomery County meet the NFPA 1710 Guidelines.

Other

Project only includes cost to provide sewer service to the station. Alternative approaches to providing sewer service to the historic district are being explored.

Disclosures

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

Coordination

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Department of Police, Upcounty Regional Services Center, Department of General Services, Department of Permitting Services, Department of Technology Services, M-NCPPC, State Highway Administration, WSSC, Special Capital Projects Legislation [Bill No. 07-06] was adopted by Council May 25, 2006 and reauthorization will be requested prior to construction.