Facility Planning: HCD (P769375)

  • Category: Community Development and Housing
  • Sub Category: Community Development
  • Administering Agency: Housing & Community Affairs (AAGE11)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility" No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




This project provides funds for Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) facility planning studies for a variety of projects for possible inclusion in the CIP. In addition, facility planning serves as a transition stage for a project between the master plan or conceptual stage and its inclusion as a stand-alone project in the CIP. Prior to the establishment of a stand-alone project, DHCA will develop a Program of Requirements (POR) that outlines the general and specific features required in the project. Selected projects range in type including: land and building acquisition; conversion of surplus schools/ school sites or County-owned land into housing resources; design and construction of street improvements, sidewalks, and other infrastructure improvements in neighborhoods and small commerical area revitalization including streetscaping and circulation along with Central Business District (CBD) revitalization. Facility planning is a decisionmaking process to determine the purpose and need of a candidate project through a rigorous investigation of the following critical project elements: community revitalization needs analysis; economic, social, environmental, and historic impact analyses; public participation; investigation of non-County sources of funding; and detailed project cost estimates. Depending upon the results of a facility planning determination of purpose and need, a project may or may not proceed to construction. For a full description of the facility planning process, see the CIP Planning Section.

Cost Change

Increase due to the addition of FY19 and FY20.


There is a continuing need for development of accurate cost estimates and an exploration of alternatives for proposed projects. Facility planning costs for all projects which ultimately become stand-alone PDFs are included here. These costs will not be reflected in the resulting individual project. Future individual CIP projects, which result from facility planning, will each reflect reduced planning and design costs.


The proposals studied under this program will involve the Office of Management and Budget staff, consultants, community groups, and related program area staff, to ensure that completed studies show full costs, program requirements, and have community support.

Fiscal Note

This project includes $75,000 in FY13 to develop a program of requirements for a potential Colesville New Hampshire Avenue corridor improvement project between Midland Road and Hollywood Boulevard.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.


Office of Management and Budget, M-NCPPC, Department of Transportation , Department of General Services, Regional Services Centers