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NOTICE: Park Activity Building Adaptive Reuse

Background

In January 2010, the M-NCPPC Department of Parks proposed closing eleven (11) under utilized Park Activity Buildings (PABs) as one possible savings measure to meet Fiscal Year 2010 and Fiscal Year 2011 Budget constraints. 

The Montgomery County Council and the Montgomery County Planning Board suggested Montgomery Parks find alternative ways to raise revenues from closed buildings that were still usable, and approved the leasing of these buildings through a competitive bidding process to do so.

Per this suggestion, Montgomery Parks issued an RFP for suitable reuse of the Colesville Park Activity Building, the Ken-Gar Palisades Park Activity Building, the Maplewood Alta Vista Park Activity Building, the Nolte Park Activity Building, the North Chevy Chase Park Activity Building, the Owens Park Activity Building, and the Stoneybrook Local Park Activity Building. As a result of the RFP process, the Parks Department identified respective tenants for Colesville, Ken-Gar Palisades, Maplewood-Alta Vista and North Chevy Chase Park Activity Buildings.

The Parks Department is currently in negotiations for 5-year leases with prospective tenants for Colesville, Ken-Gar Palisades, Maplewood-Alta Vista and North Chevy Chase Park Activity Buildings.

Public Meeting Notice on Adaptive Reuse of Park Activity Buildings

For questions, comments or more information on any of the below public meetings, please contact:

Daniel Hertz, Project Manager
Daniel.Hertz@MontgomeryParks.org
301-495-2588

Ken-Gar Park Activity Building Public Meeting

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Ken-Gar Palisades Local Park
4140 Wexford Drive
Kensington, MD 20896

The public is invited to a community meeting to learn more about the proposed adaptive reuse of the vacant Ken-Gar Palisades Local Park Activity Building by The Arc Montgomery County. The Arc Montgomery County is proposing to provide after-school and summer programs for pre-teens, adolescents, and transitioning youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A presentation on the proposed use will be made at the meeting and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

North Chevy Chase Park Activity Building Public Meeting

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
North Chevy Chase Local Park
4105 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

The public is invited to a community meeting to learn more about the proposed adaptive reuse of the vacant North Chevy Chase Park Activity Building by Arcos Iris Somos for a Spanish immersion pre-school for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. A presentation on the proposed use will be made at the meeting and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

Colesville Park Activity Building Public Meeting

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7 - 9 p.m.
Colesville Locall Park
610 Hobbs Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904

The public is invited to a community meeting to learn more about the proposed adaptive reuse of the vacant Colesville Local Park Activity Building by The Montgomery County MD Delta Alumnae Foundation, Inc. (Delta Sigma Theta sorority) as a meeting space and center for community service activities. A presentation on the proposed use will be made at the meeting and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

Maplewood-Alta Vista Park Activity Building Update

Montgomery Parks Staff and representatives from the Rock Creek Dance Academy presented a proposal to lease the Maplewood-Alta Vista Park Activity building to offer music, dance and movement classes for people ages 3 - 18 years old. Please find the meeting presentation and notes for your reference.

Comments

Montgomery Parks and the proposed tenants will host community meetings to present the proposed uses, answer community questions, and gather comments for consideration in negotiations. In addition, residents may submit written comments to Daniel Hertz at Daniel.Hertz@MontgomeryParks.org or by logging into our online comment tool below. Please see posting guidelines.

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Last updated: April 28, 2014