The Montgomery County Council has authorized spending $38 million to build a new community center in North Potomac.
Most of the funding for the 33,000-square-foot facility, slated for Mills Farm and Travilah Roads, would come from General Obligation bonds, county records show.
The Council voted 7-0 Tuesday, with members Valerie Ervin (D-dist. 5) and Hans Reimer (D-at large) absent.
Residents had expected construction to start in 2011, Patch reported in October 2010, but the project was stalled after County Executive’s Isiah Leggett left it out of the 2011-16 construction budget.
Leggett has since requested that the project be placed on the special Capital Improvements Project list.
Construction is now expected to begin in spring 2013, county records show.