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Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan

About the Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan

The  Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan 2013 to 2023 was delivered to the Maryland Higher Education Commission in February 2016. The Takoma Park City Council provided comment on the plan to the Maryland Higher Education Commission on March 2, 2016. The specific area of interest concerns the location and design of new science and math facilities.

Current Project Status

Following a two-year process, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard announced her decision regarding the location of the College’s new Math-Science Building on September 29, 2017.  Dr. Pollard, in a letter to the community, explained the rationale for moving forward with Option 1, to replace Falcon Hall and Science South with a new math/science facility. Dr. Pollard sent a follow up letter on October 19, 2017.

More information about the issues and the process is available on Montgomery College’s  blog, including updates from Montgomery College President Dr. Pollard.

Following the decision, there will be a public charrette process and a review by the County Planning Office, both of which will enable the community to explore design and construction details.

Community Conversations

In March 2017, Mayor Stewart and Montgomery College President Dr. Pollard extended an invitation to members of the community to participate in a series of three conversations about the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Co-hosted by the Takoma Park City Council and Montgomery College, the last of these conversations was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Information gathered during each of the three community conversations is available under “Links and Notes” in the right column of this page.

Project Lead & Contact Info

Sandra Filippi

Acting Director/Senior Campus Planner

Phone: 240-567-7362

Email: Sandra.Filippi@montgomerycollege.edu

 

Jamie Karn
Montgomery College Campus Planner
Phone: 240-567-4288
Email: Jamie.Karn@montgomerycollege.edu

Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan Details

Project Info & Timeline

  • Target completion date: Facilities Master Plan (2013-2023) completed February 2016
  • Takoma Park’s role in project: Monitor
  • Departments involved: Housing & Community Development

Budget & Funding Source

Funding Source: Montgomery College

Links & Notes

Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan 2013-2023

October 19, 2017:  Follow up letter from Dr. Pollard

September 29, 2017: Decision regarding location of proposed Math/Science Building, Letter from Dr. Pollard

August 4, 2017: Update on Modernization of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Letter from Dr. Pollard

June 26, 2017: Montgomery County Planning Board chair, Casey Anderson sent a  letter to the Mayor.

June 19, 2017: Mayor Stewart and Ward One Councilmember Kovar expressed their support for the return to the College’s 2006-2016 Facilities Master Plan for the siting of the new Math-Science Building.

June 6, 2017: Community Conversation

May 9, 2017: Community Conversation

March 21, 2017: Community Conversation

August 26, 2016: Correspondence From Dr. Pollard, Montgomery College President to Mayor Stewart and Peter Kovar

May 5, 2016: Correspondence From Mayor Stewart to Dr. Pollard regarding Montgomery College Facilities Plan

April 20, 2016: Response to Council Request to Postpone from Montgomery College

April 14, 2016: Correspondence From Montgomery College President, Dr. DeRionne Pollard

April 6, 2016: Montgomery County Council Public Hearing-Peter Kovar Testimony

April 5, 2016: Takoma Park Consultation with Sliber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev P.A. on Montgomery College Master Plan

February 1, 2016: Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan-Peter Kovar Comments

Council Work Session: January 20, 2016: Presentation by Brad Stewart, Montgomery College Vice President

Council Resolution: October 12, 2015: Providing Comment on the Proposed Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring 2016-2026 Facilities Master Plan

Community Meetings – Facilities Master Plan

Montgomery College Facilities Master Plan 2004 – 2014

 

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