Funding Delays For Bethesda South Metro Station, New Police Station


Published:

County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) today recommended delaying funding for two major Bethesda projects in limbo. In his recommended Fiscal Year 2014 Capital Budget, Leggett proposes a six-month delay for funding of the Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance. He also recommended keeping the $9 million county share of the failed public/private partnership to build a new 2nd District Police Station as a placeholder while the county searches for alternatives. The revised CIP estimates a one-year delay on the project. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center Director Ken Hartman said last week the county was still searching for new private developer partners and also considering rebuilding the station in its Montgomery Lane and Wisconsin Avenue location of more than 50 years. Leggett's CIP states the county will revise the costs when the nature of the project is known. The Metro Station South Entrance drew attention during the five-year capital budget process last year when the County Council agreed to devote $80 million in funding for a project that's dependent on the creation of the light rail Purple Line. The entrance would connect the Metro platform 120 feet underground to the Purple Line station at Elm Street west of Wisconsin Avenue. The $2.15 billion Purple Line lacks funding, and according to some, is in jeopardy of ever being built. Leggett said his recommended funding delay to the South Entrance wouldn't delay construction of the project as it must wait for certainty around the Purple Line. Other revised CIP Bethesda projects include:

Flickr photo by thisisbossi

Back to Bethesda Beat

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Child Pornography Charges Dropped Against Second Former Rockville Rape Case Suspect

Henry Sanchez Milian, 19, now faces no charges related to the case

Jinya Ramen Bar Coming to Pike & Rose

Restaurant slated for mid-2018 opening

Teen Died After SUV Struck Him in Derwood

Hyundai hit 19-year-old on Shady Grove Road early Saturday morning

Reports of Hate Crimes Increase Dramatically in State, County; D.C.-Baltimore Hyperloop Gets Conditional Approval

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored Content

Join Us on November 15 To See how the Democratic Candidates for Montgomery County Executive will Lead Us Into the Future

This free event will be hosted by The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and Bethesda Beat. Get your free tickets here.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »

Renovated Colonial

Bethesda, $1,995,000

Exquisite Condo

Chevy Chase, $2,650,000

Lovely Corner Lot

Bethesda, $1,200,000

Stunning Renovation

Bethesda, $1,664,000

Beautiful Finishes and a Pool

Bethesda, $1,459,000
Edit Module

Profiles

Your Guides to Leading
Local Professionals

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Edit Module