A letter from the County Executive
Thousands of new housing units will be created as an Urban Village near the Metro, turning an old industrial area into a “Smart Growth” area.
Create higher paying jobs in a transit oriented bioscience enclave at the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center adjacent to higher education campuses where scientists can live, learn, work, collaborate and enjoy life. This will help keep our economy competitive at both a national and international level.
Modernize important public facilities – To name a few -- the Public Safety Training Academy has severe space limitations and is in need of tens of millions of dollars in improvements; Police headquarters is old, over-crowded and wholly inadequate; the transportation maintenance depot at Shady Grove is too small and needs major renovation, and our liquor warehouse is undersized at its current location.
Reduce the staggering $22 Million that we spend annually on rent payments.
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