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Speak Out: Feedback Sought on Proposed Children’s Resource Center Designs

County builders will host a public meeting Wednesday at Rockville City Hall.

This is a conceptual landscape design for the Children's Resource Center's new home in Twinbrook. Credit: Montgomery County Department of General Services
This is a conceptual landscape design for the Children's Resource Center's new home in Twinbrook. Credit: Montgomery County Department of General Services

County builders want feedback from Twinbrook residents on designs proposed for the Children’s Resource Center, which is moving to the Rockville neighborhood in order to make way for a new elementary school.

The Department of General Services and the Department of Health and Human Services will host a meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Rockville City Hall.

The county-owned Children’s Resource Center houses early childhood services, infants and toddler programs and a parent resources center.

But the Children’s Resource Center has to move to the former Broome Middle School at 751 Twinbrook Parkway because there are plans to build an elementary school at its current site at 332 W. Edmonston Drive.

The elementary school—needed to ease overcrowding in the Richard Montgomery Cluster, but delayed due to budget constraints—is expected to open in 2017. The school is expected to accommodate 740 students, MCPS records show.

Montgomery County Public Schools identified the former Broome School for use as a holding school, a place to temporarily house students whose main school is being renovated. MCPS records did not indicate a specific date for when the site could be used as a holding school; funding for renovations at the Broome School are depends on how much MCPS gets from the state and the county.

County records show that the Children’s Resource Center would be in its own separate building on the site. The projected cost for the Center is $14.8 million.

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