Facility Planning: MCG (P508768)

  • Category: General Government
  • Sub Category: County Offices and Other Improvements
  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




This project provides for general government facility planning studies for a variety of projects under consideration 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, Montgomery County develops a Program of Requirements (POR) that outlines the general and specific features required on the project. Selected projects range in type including: new buildings, renovation of existing buildings, stormwater management, and recycling centers. Facility planning is a decision making process that includes the determination of the purpose of and need for a candidate project, a rigorous investigation of non-County sources of funding, and an estimate of the cost of the design and an estimated range of the cost of construction of the project. Facility planning represents planning and preliminary design and develops a POR in advance of full programming of a project in the CIP. Depending upon the results of a facility planning determination of purpose and need, a project may or may not proceed to design and 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 to this ongoing project.


Facility planning costs for projects which ultimately become stand-alone projects are included here. These costs will not be reflected in the resulting individual project.


The study proposals under this program are developed in conjunction with program departments, the Department of General Services, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and consultants to ensure accurate program requirements. Planning studies underway or to be completed in FY15 or FY16 are listed on the next page. This list includes projects that will potentially be considered for inclusion as stand alone projects in the FY15-20 CIP. Other projects not listed may be planned under urgent situations. Planning for future fire stations will be considered if response time or population data warrant such a need.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.


Department of Environmental Protection, Department of General Services, Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Department of Fire and Rescue Services, Department of Police, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Recreation, Department of Public Libraries, Circuit Court, Office of Management and Budget, Commission on People with Disabilities, Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee