From the fine people at Bethesda Beat:
"On Friday, county officials celebrated the opening of the new Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Montgomery Village. The complex is the major piece of the 40 acre, $101 million service park that also includes a training facility for Ride On bus drivers, a food distribution center for the public school system and a maintenance facility for schools and the parks department.
It’s also a central component of County Executive Ike Leggett’s “Smart Growth Initiative,” which he launched in 2008 as a way to sell valuable county land to developers while repurposing less valuable county properties to build new county facilities.
The completion of the academy on Snouffer School Road in Montgomery Village will allow the county to demolish its old public safety training facilities on Great Seneca Highway in Rockville and eventually sell the more than 50 acres of land to bring it back onto the tax rolls."Hey, that actually makes sense! Between this project and the announced move of Marriott's headquarters to downtown Bethesday, Montgomery County is on a roll!