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Council OKs $38 Million for North Potomac Community Center

33,000-square-foot facility slated for Mills Farm and Travilah Roads.

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.

CC June 26, 2012 at 08:50 PM
This is great news, but where is the council getting all this money for community centers? It's wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but a lot of them have been popping up all over the county. Has something changed?
Tess Sanders June 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM
it's about time! i moved off travilah road in 1993 because it was to be built soon thereafter! now my kids are in college! let's hope it at least helps resale of my house!!
TIMOTHY073171 June 27, 2012 at 02:32 PM
THIS IS JUST WONDERFUL NEWS, OUR COMMUNITY NEEDED A MEETING PLACE AND OUR FAMILY WILL MAKE GOOD USE OF IT. TIM CLARKE AND FAMILY
BB June 27, 2012 at 09:41 PM
A story in the Gazette (June 27,2012) indicates that the county is going to face a $71M budget gap going into fiscal year 2014 - how can we afford a $31M community center? I am going to guess the county will have to raise our taxes to pay for it.

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