During 2017, Montgomery College and the community came together to consider the future of the College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring (TP/SS) Campus and, specifically, the modernization of its math and science classrooms and laboratories. In a series of Community Conversations, co-hosted by the City of Takoma Park, the College engaged directly with an array of stakeholders to learn and understand their needs. The City hosted the first two Conversations, with the third Conversation held at the TP/SS Campus. Each event was recorded and comments were documented.
The campus’ adjacent neighbors, residents of Takoma Park and Silver Spring, government officials, students and alumni, faculty and staff, and many other community leaders gave significant time and energy to these Conversations—more than 100 people attended each event. Following the Conversations, the College also offered an online, open-to-the public web page to ensure all those interested had an opportunity to engage and provide feedback.
After delaying the project and reviewing the options, Montgomery College President, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, determined that the most prudent course of action was to continue as planned with the replacement of Science South and Falcon Hall. She announced her decision on September 29, 2017 in this letter to the community.
Information and documents related to the Community Conversations can be found on this page and on the original page provided in 2017.
Facilities Master Plans
- Math and Science Building and Facilities Master Plan Comparison
- The FY17 Maryland State Bond Bill Correlates With the FY2006 to FY2016 Facilities Master Plan
- The FY19 Maryland State Bond Bill is Based Upon the FY2013 to FY2023 Facilities Master Plan
- West Campus Master Plan
- May 3, 2017: Consultant’s Analysis of Existing Facilities (VFA)
- Facilities Master Plans Comparison
- July 1, 2008: Lipman Real Estate Assessment of Properties on Fenton Street, King Street, and Burlington Avenue
- June 6, 2017 Meeting: The Future of Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Presentation
- May 9, 2017 Meeting: Community Conversations About Montgomery College’s TP/SS Campus Presentation
- March 21, 2017 Meeting: The Future of Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Presentation
- MC Decision Grid
- October 26, 2017: Letter to East Silver Spring Citizens Association
- October 26, 2017: Letter to Community Coalition for Science and Health
- October 26, 2017: Letter to Historic Takoma
- October 26, 2017: Letter to Neighbors United
- October 19, 2017: Letter to Mayor Stewart
- September 29, 2017: Please read an update from Dr. Pollard regarding modernization of the math and science facilities on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Architect Report.
- August 4, 2017: Please read an update from Dr. Pollard regarding modernization of the math and science facilities on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
FAQ’s About the Project
- Read answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Community Comments on Building Location
- View comments about the modernization of the math and science facilities.