Glenmont FS 18 Replacement (P450900)

  • Category: Public Safety
  • Sub Category: Fire/Rescue Service
  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)
  • Planning Area: Kensington-Wheaton
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Final Design Stage





This project provides for an approximately 22,600 gross square foot fire station to replace the current fire station located at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road. The recommended replacement fire-rescue station is a modified Class II station designed to meet current operational requirements and accommodate modern fire fighting apparatus. The project includes gear storage, decontamination, information technology rooms, and four apparatus bays. The project was delayed by selecting a new site for the station once design was nearly complete. An interim station will be operated during construction of the new station to minimize impact to the Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) Georgia Avenue/Randolph Road grade separated interchange project.


12210 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Estimated Schedule

Design will be completed in late 2013, followed by approximately six months for bidding and a construction period of sixteen months, completing in early 2016. The interim station will open in early 2014 and operate through construction of the permanent station.

Cost Change

Increased costs reflect delay to the project, cost of the interim station and additional scope (4 Bay vs. 3 Bay). Increased costs are mostly offset by using existing County owned property for the new station site.


The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) plans to build a new intersection at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road. This is a high priority road/transportation project for the County. The current station is located on the planned intersection site. The replacement fire station will be located on a different site but in proximity to the service area of the current station.

Fiscal Note

The project provides for the design and construction phase costs. Debt service for this project will be financed with Consolidated Fire Tax District Funds. There are no funds for fire apparatus included in the project budget.


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


Department of General Services, Department of Technology Services, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Department of Permitting Services, Maryland State Highway Administration, WSSC, PEPCO, WMATA, Mid-County Regional Services Center, Special Capital Projects Legislation [Bill No. 21-10] was adopted by Council November 30, 2010.