Kensington (Aspen Hill) FS 25 Addition (P450903)

  • 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: Preliminary Design Stage

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s)

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

Description

Kensington (Aspen Hill) Fire Station #25 is an existing 12,000 square foot facility at 14401 Connecticut Avenue serving a densely populated area. This project provides for an additional 13,443 square feet for a Battalion Chief's operational office, increased administrative offices, dormitory space, and living and dining areas, two new apparatus bays and associated storage areas. A renovation of the existing interior finishes and a HVAC replacement are also included in the project.

Location

14401 Connecticut Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20906

Estimated Schedule

Design is complete through the Design Development phase. This project will be updated to new codes in FY16. The bidding and construction process will begin in FY17.

Cost Change

The project was delayed due to fiscal constraints. Increased costs are due to escalation caused by the multi-year delay.

Justification

The existing fire station was constructed in 1988. The growth in the Aspen Hill area has put a greater demand on this fire station. The current facility is lacking space for the number of career firefighters and command officers assigned to this location, as well as sufficient space for fire apparatus. Plans and studies include the Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, and Community Risk Reduction Master Plan, October 2005 and the Station Location and Resource Allocation Study Report, September 2006

Other

Sufficient land exists on the existing property for the addition.

Coordination

Department of General Services, Department Technology Services, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, Mid-County Regional Services Center, Washington Gas, M-NCPPC, WSSC, PEPCO.