This project provides a new park in the Germantown Town Center, situated at the northern end of an 8.80-acre parcel of land owned by Montgomery County and shared with the new Germantown Regional Library. The site is challenging to develop due to the presence of existing wetlands, existing stormwater management facilities and steep slopes.
A facility planning study was conducted and a plan for the park was approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board on June 30, 2005. Due to site constraints, the park will be passive in nature. Features of the park include the creation of additional open space areas by placing a large stormwater management facility underground, new interpretive trails and boardwalks, lighting, overlook terraces, water features, a pavilion that could be used for community festivals and events, and enhanced wetland areas for education and interpretation of nature. The project was approved and funded for detailed design and construction by the Montgomery County Council with the condition that Staff examine alternative approaches to stormwater management in the detailed design phase in order to reduce capital and maintenance costs.
Germantown Town Center Urban Park was officially opened to the public on Saturday, October 17, 2015. This unique 8.80-acre urban park is located amidst mixed-use development including housing, the Germantown Regional Library, the Black Rock Center for the Arts and numerous local businesses and restaurants.
The park features:
The project was supported by $1.5 million dollars of Program Open Space Funding from the state of Maryland.
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Links to review meeting notes and Planning Board memos will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.
DISCUSSION AND MEETING NOTES
|June 30, 2005||Planning Board Meeting – Facility Plan approved||M-NCPPC, Montgomery Regional Office
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
|October 2008||Design begins|
|Fall 2010||Design completed|
|Spring 2012||Construction begins|
|Winter 2014/2015||Construction is 75% complete|
|Spring 2015||Construction substantially complete and park opens|
|October 17, 2015||Formal park opening||Germantown Town Center Urban Park
19840 Century Boulevard
Germantown, MD 20874
Andy Frank, Project Manager