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North Four Corners Local Park

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Project Description

North Four Corners Local Park is located in southern Montgomery County at 315 University Boulevard, near the commercial node of Four Corners. The local park is surrounded primarily by single family homes and is adjacent to The Oaks elderly housing facility. North Four Corners Local Park is comprised of 13.9 total acres; including a 7.9 acre existing park with facilities built in the 1950’s and a new 6 acre undeveloped parcel that fronts University Boulevard.

The approved plan proposes improvements to the new 6-acre park tract including the following: a rectangular sports field (age 10+), adjacent 50 space parking area with direct vehicular access from University Boulevard, a Class I bikeway from University Boulevard to Southwood Avenue, paved loop walkways, a plaza with seating areas and amenities, portable toilets, fencing, landscaping, and storm water management facilities. The existing 7.9 acre park area will be renovated to replace the existing field with an open landscaped space including accessible paths and paved seating areas and a relocated playground, as well as other improvements to pavement and landscaping throughout the existing park.

Background

A 6-acre parcel of land was purchased by M-NCPPC in 1998 for $1,251,000 based on recommendations from the 1996 Four Corners Master Plan to expand the park and provide additional active recreation resources in this heavily populated area. A Facility Plan was prepared and approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on January 31, 2008.

Final design was completed in 2013 with completion of construction expected in Fall 2014.

Planning Board Action

December 6, 2007, the Facility Plan was taken to the Montgomery County Planning Board but the decision was deferred to January 31, 2008.  The staff report contains additional background information not repeated in the January 31, 2008 report.

January 31, 2008, Montgomery County Planning Board approved the Facility Plan for North Four Corners Local Park. Click here to view the agenda and staff report of the facility plan.

May 9, 2013, the Montgomery County Planning Board approved the amendment to the Forest Conservation Plan.

Status/Project Update

Final design is complete.  In response to community comments, the design has been slightly modified in order to save the large walnut tree. The plan also complies with updated stormwater management and accessibility requirements.

Calendar and Meeting Notes 

Links to review meeting notes and Planning Board memos will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.

DATE/TIME
DISCUSSION AND MEETING NOTES
LOCATION
January 31, 2008 Planning Board Meeting - Facility Plan approved Montgomery Regional Office
Auditorium
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
April 2012 Start of design  
May 2013 Design complete  
May 9, 2013 Planning Board approves amendment to the Forest Conservation Plan
View the Planning Board Agenda Item 4 - PP 2006001
Montgomery Regional Office
Auditorium
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sept. 9, 2013 Construction to start  
Fall 2014 End of construction  


M-NCPPC Project Contacts

Marian Elsasser, Project Manager
Marian.Elsasser@MontgomeryParks.org
Phone: 301-495-3597

M-NCPPC Construction Contact
Bob Kane, Construction Manager
Bob.Kane@MontgomeryParks.org
Phone: 301-495-2555

Date of last update: September 4, 2013