Germantown Square Urban Park Renovation Project

Division: Park Development
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Project Description

A minor renovation project at Germantown Square Urban Park intends to improve safety, accessibility, and sustainability as well as to enhance and activate the park to better serve the nearby community.  The project will remove the existing aging gazebo, relocate gathering and seating areas, and provide accessible walkways and stormwater management.

Background

The park is located at 12289 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD at its intersection with Germantown Road 9Rte 118. The ¾ acre parcel was acquired by M-NCPPC in 1988. The park currently includes walking paths, a gazebo, benches, pergolas, and tables.  A prominent semi-circular stone wall is visible from the adjoining streets. The park is bisected by numerous overhead and underground utility lines and wires.

The properties adjoining the park consist primarily of commercial office and retail enterprises. Seneca Valley High School is located approximately 025 miles southeast of the park. Residential uses exist north of Middlebrook Road and east of the park.

Status/Project Update

The project will be developed in 2 phases. Initially, in the fall/ winter of 2019, several deteriorating structures such as the gazebo, certain benches, and pergolas, etc. will be demolished due to ongoing safety concerns. Additionally, several trees located behind the stone wall will be removed to improve visibility into the park to enhance safety for the general public.   The second phase is currently in concept design; anticipated improvements may include accessible and widened walkways, new seating areas and tables, benches, etc. Construction of the project is expected to begin in the latter half of 2020.  Comments and input from the public are welcome.

Calendar

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

DATE/TIME
EVENTS AND MEETING NOTES
STATUS
Fall 2019 Phase I- Construction.

-Initial removal of benches, chairs, tables, pergola

Complete Fall  2019
Phase II- Design Stage
Summer 2020 Phase III- Renovations to start

* Date and time subject to change. Please confirm the schedule on the Montgomery Planning Board Agenda webpage closer to the date.


M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Bob Green, Project Manager
Bob.Green @montgomeryparks.org
301-495-2571

Last Updated: April 7, 2020