MCPS & M-NCPPC Maintenance Facilities Relocation (P361109)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Mass Transit
  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)
  • Planning Area: Gaithersburg
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Preliminary Design Stage




This project is part of the County Executive's comprehensive Smart Growth Initiative and provides for the design and construction of new facilities to accommodate the relocation of the Montgomery County Public Schools and Maryland-National Park and Planning Maintenance facilities from the County Service Park on Crabbs Branch Way to a site on Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg known as the Webb Tract.


8301 and 8401 Turkey Thicket Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20879

Estimated Schedule

The design phase will commence during the Winter of 2014 and is expected to last twelve months, followed by a six-month construction bidding period. Construction is expected to be completed in 22 months.


In order to implement the County's Shady Grove Sector Plan which would capitalize on the existing investment in mass transit by creating a transit-oriented development community, the County Service Park must be relocated. Relocation of the facilities at the County Service Park will enable the County to realize both the transit-oriented development intended for the area and address unmet needs. The County is faced with aging facilities that require extensive investment of funds to meet our needs. With the age of some of the facilities, the extent of the required investment must be weighed against the long-term ability of the facilities to satisfy current and future County needs. The planned facilities will meet the current and projected maintenance facility needs while also furthering the County's transit-oriented development goals. Plans and studies for this project include: M-NCPPC Shady Grove Sector Plan, approved by the Montgomery County Council, January 2006, adopted by the M-NCPPC, March 15, 2006; Montgomery County Property Use Study Updated Briefing to County Council, April 29, 2008 (based on Staubach Reports); Montgomery County Smart Growth Initiative Update to County Council, September 23, 2008; Projected Space Requirements for MCPS Division of Maintenance (Delmar Architects, 2005 and 2008) ; Montgomery County Multi-Agency Service Park Master Plan and Design Guideline, February 23, 2011 ; Montgomery County Department of Parks, Shady Grove Maintenance Facility Relocation - Program of Requirements, Lukmire Partnership Architects, May 2010".


The PSTA and Multi-Agency Service Park - Site Dev. (PDF No. 470907) appropriated $46.546 million for the purchase of the Webb Tract and $1.695 million for master site planning. $37.95 million of the total expenditure of $69.039 million is allocated to the M-NCPPC facility and its proportional share of the parking garage. The M-NCPPC share of the budget funds 114,117 GSF of building space including maintenance, fleet, and horticultural facilities. In addition, it funds 83,977 GSF of covered vehicle/equipment parking sheds to meet NPDES requirements and 25,365 GSF of bulk material and compost storage bays. Special Capital Projects Legislation will be proposed by the County Executive.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.


Department of General Services, Department of Transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Permitting Services, Department of Finance, Department of Technology Services, Office ofManagement and Budget, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Pepco, Upcounty Regional Services Center, Washington Gas