Friday, June 28, 2013

MCDOT Announces RFP for Redevelopment in Wheaton and Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is advertising for a qualified team to redevelop up to four County sites in downtown Wheaton and Silver Spring. This project will include a government office building, a town square, public parking and private development. It will meet the County’s objectives of increased density, mixed-use and appropriate levels of affordable housing.

In Wheaton, the County request includes construction of an office building to house the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) currently in Silver Spring at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Spring Street, the Regional Service Center, the Urban District offices and possibly space for the departments of Environmental Protection and Permitting Services. County-owned public parking lost under the proposed development must be replaced.

Development of the four properties is interrelated. Upon completion of the Wheaton structures, M-NCPPC will relocate to Wheaton. Proposals for its Silver Spring site must accentuate the location’s prominence as a gateway to downtown and conform to the area’s Sector Plan.

Developer responses to the RFP (Request for Proposals) are due July 31 by 4 p.m. For more details, visit MCDOT's website.