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Takoma Park Middle School Addition

About the Takoma Park Middle School Addition

Montgomery County Public Schools is constructing an addition to the Takoma Park Middle School site at 7611 Piney Branch Road.  From the MCPS website: “The objective of this project is to construct an addition and renovate portions of Takoma Park Middle School to address the space and core deficiencies and provide additional program and support spaces. The 16 stations will increase the capacity to 1,306 seats and is scheduled to be complete August 2020. In anticipation of future growth, 6 classroom shell spaces are included in the design.”  For more informaton, check the Montgomery County Public Schools project site.

Contractor: Tuckman-Barbee Construction Company Inc.
Architect: SEI Architects

Project Lead & Contact Info

Rob Badstibner
MCPS Project Manager
Phone: 240-314-1018
Email: robbie_s_badstibner@mcpsmd.org

Gary Mosesman
Senior Project Manager

Takoma Park Middle School rendering

Project Info & Timeline

Budget & Funding Source

Funding source: Montgomery County Public Schools

Links & Notes

September 13, 2018 — Montgomery Planning Board Approved Mandatory Referral
Planning Board Resolution

September 13, 2018 — Public Hearing on Mandatory Referral
Montgomery Planning Board
Montgomery Planning staff report

September 12, 2018 — Council Resolution
Council passed a resolution articulating their position on the Takoma Park Middle School addition.

September 5, 2018 — Presentation to Council
The architect and project manager presented the plans to City Council. Presentation

July 2018:  Preliminary Plans and renderings were submitted to the City of Takoma Park for comment as part of the Mandatory Referral Process between public entities.  These documents can be found at the links below:

Takoma Middle School Renderings 2018

Takoma Middle School Preliminary Plans 2018

Additional Documents are located on the project page for Montgomery County Public Schools.

January 9, 2018: Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to approve the preliminary plans report for the Takoma Park Middle School addition project developed by Smolen-Emr-Ilkovitch Architects, Inc.Resolution

Fall 2017:  The Takoma Park Middle School Design Community Meetings were held by the Division of  Construction on October 5 and October 19, 2017 at the Takoma Park Middle School.

FY 2017 Educational Facilities Master Plan and the FY 2017–2022 Capital Improvements Program

Takoma Park Middle School:

“Projections indicate enrollment at Takoma Park Middle School will exceed capacity by 150 seats or more by the end of the six-year period. An FY 17 appropriation for planning funds is approved to begin the architectural design for an addition project. The approved completion date is August 2020. Relocatable classrooms will be utilized until additional capacity can be added. In order for this project to be completed on this schedule, county and state funding must be provided at the levels approved in this CIP” (Chapter 4, page 37).

MCPS Superintendent’s Recommended FY 2017 Capital Budget and The FY 2017–2022 Capital Improvements Program


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