Ripley Street (P501403)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Roads
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Silver Spring
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Final Design Stage

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)

Description

This project provides funding to participate with a developer in the design, review, land acquisition and construction for the widening of the north half of Ripley Street between the east end of the 1150 Ripley Street Development (near Dixon Avenue extended) and Georgia Avenue, a distance of approximately 225 feet. Ripley Street falls within the Silver Spring Central Business District where a focus on a transit-oriented and pedestrian-friendly environment around the Silver Spring Transit Center is critical. The Ripley Street improvements will upgrade the northern portion of the roadway from 35 feet north of the centerline and will be designed and constructed to Montgomery County Standard No. MC- 214.03, Commercial/Industrial Road with a 70-foot width of right-of-way. The southern portion of Ripley Street will be implemented through the subdivision process if the property to the south redevelops.

Location

Ripley Street, Silver Spring MD

Estimated Schedule

Design started in FY14. Land acquisition and construction will be completed in FY15.

Justification 

The proposed improvement of Ripley Street is shown in the Silver Spring Central Business District and Vicinity Sector Plan, approved and adopted in March 2001. Ripley Street falls within the Silver Spring Central Business District where a focus on a transit-oriented and pedestrian-friendly environment around the Silver Spring Transit Center is critical.

Other

This project will be coordinated with improved access to relocated Progress Place and to the Silver Spring Transit Center.

Fiscal Note

Of the total project cost ($3.11 million), the estimated cost of the County's portion is 25% and the developer's portion is 75%. The County's portion ($777,000) will support funding for design, land acquisition, site improvements, utility relocation, and construction.

Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.

Coordination 

Maryland State Highway Administration
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Developer