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To be located on Frederick Road
north of Clarksburg Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Hughes Group Architects
22630 Davis Drive
Sterling VA 20164
| Project Description:
This project provides for a new Fire/Rescue Station in the Clarksburg area and the purchase of associated fire apparatus. The new facility will be located on an acquired site located on MD 355 (Frederick Road) just north of Clarksburg Road. The new station will be constructed in accordance with the requirements for a Class I Fire Station. A Class I Fire Station is 19,550 to 20,135 square feet in size and includes apparatus bays, dormitory and support space, personnel living quarters, administrative offices and meeting/training room. Additionally, this station will include offices for a Battalion Chief, a Police satellite facility, space for the Up County Regional Services Center and personal protective equipment storage totaling 2,600 square feet. The total square footage of this station will be 22,600 square feet. On-site parking will be provided. Fire/Rescue apparatus to be purchased for this station includes an aerial truck, a tanker and a brush truck.
A new station is necessary in this area due to the present and projected population density for the Clarksburg area. Clarksburg is expected to increase from a few thousand residents to more than 25,000. The Clarksburg Town Center is envisioned to include a mix of housing, commercial, retail, recreation and civic uses with the Clarksburg Historic District as the focal point.
This project is recommended in the Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services and Community Risk Reduction Master Plan approved by the County Council in October 2005 and the MCFRS Station Location and Resource Allocation Work Group, Phase I Report, “Need for Upcounty Fire-Rescue Resource Enhancements, October 14, 1999. Development of this facility will help Montgomery County meet the NFPA 1710 Guidelines.
Natural Resources Inventory (NRI)/ Forest Stand Deliniation (FSD) Plan
Natural Resources Inventory (NRI)/ Forest Stand Deliniation (FSD) Approval Letter
MNCPPC Mandatory Referral for Site Selection (April 29, 2010)
On May 13, 2010, the Planning Board approved Mandatory Referral for site selection. The approved site is located on Frederick Road just north of the Clarksburg Road intersection (adjacent to the Damascus Community Bank). The site consist of two parcels each two acres in size. The total project site is 4.04 acres. The County settled both properties on August 4, 2010 and started the design phase at that time. The Architect/Engineer for the project is Hughes Group Architects of Sterling, Virginia. The entire design phase is expected to take eighteen months. The project team provided a public presentation of the project on February 28, 2011 at the "cottage" at the intersection of Route 355 and Stringtown Road in the shopping center.” The Design Development Phase was submitted on July 12, 2011 and documents are presently under quality control review.
Clarksburg Fire Station Community Presentation (February 28, 2011)
Division of Building Design and Construction - Department of General Services
11th floor, 101 Monroe Street Rockville MD 20850