Thursday, April 30, 2009

Committee questions options for planning headquarters - Gazette

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Planning officials said Monday the alternatives to building the board's new headquarters are more expensive than the original plans, but members of the County Council's Planning, Housing and Economic Development committee want a closer look at the available options before they approve funding for the project.

As it is currently planned, planners said SilverPlace, the new Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission headquarters planned for its current location at 8787 Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, would cost the county $4.2 million over the next two fiscal years and an estimated $69 million for the entire project. Funding likely would be included in the fiscal 2009-2014 Capital Improvements Program.

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