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Building Design and Construction

Council Office Building Renovations

Picture of the 2nd District Police Station Building

Funding/Expenditure Schedule: APPROVED

Project Team

Design/Builder

NORESCO
500 McCormick Drive, Suites L&M
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services
Project Manager
Charles Edwards
240-777-6070
Section Chief
Kassa Seyoum
240-777-6114

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Current Phase: Under Construction

Project Status and Schedule:

Design/Build Start: July 2016
Construction Complete (Estimated): November 2018

COB Renovation Progress: September 2017

Construction Continues

The Contractor continues to complete punch-list items from the occupied 4th floor. Demolition and abatement of the 5th floor has been completed. Layout of walls and installation of hangers for electrical and mechanical equipment is ongoing. Detailed plans are being developed for Energy savings performance contract (ESPC) work on floors 1 to 3.

Picture of the 2nd District Police Station Building
Picture of the 2nd District Police Station Building

Picture of the 2nd District Police Station Building
Picture of the 2nd District Police Station Building

Picture of the 2nd District Police Station Building
Picture of the 2nd District Police Station Building
Picture of the 2nd District Police Station Building

This project is in two phases. The first phase renovated the hearing room, conference room, and anteroom on the third floor of the Council Office Building (COB) which had not been renovated in at least 30 years. The first phase was completed in 2009. The second phase replaces the HVAC system, the lighting systems, windows in the rest of the COB, upgrades restrooms to ADA standards, renovates the auditorium on the first floor, provides improved signage inside and outside the buildings, refreshes common areas, and reconfigures space on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors for the Council Office and the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) staff.

Heating ventilation, and air condition in the COB function poorly, and most of the restrooms are not compliance with updated ADA standards or high performance building standards.The Council Office and OLO have far outgrown their space since it was last reconfigured more than 25 years ago. The 1st Floor Auditorium, which is used regularly for County Government staff training and as a meeting place by civic organizations, is extremely substandard.

Fiscal Note

An audit by Energy Service Company (ESCO) has been conducted, and it has determined that $3.3 million in savings can be anticipated from this project. An Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) will allow for third-party funding to cover this portion of the contract, so that no General Obligation Bonds are required for it. A financing mechanism is initiated to cover the cost of the contract and the repayment of debt is guaranteed through the energy savings.

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