Sites Available for Affordable Housing Development

Montgomery County continues to build on its recent successes in adding to the affordable housing stock by offering 18 County-owned properties for the development of affordable housing. After hosting an open house to present the properties in May 2022, the County solicited letters of interest which were due June 1, 2022 and received an overwhelming response. To assist in selecting a development partner, we are issuing a series of Requests for Developer Proposals (RFDPs) for each property. Everyone is welcome to respond to any RFDP, regardless of if a letter of interest was submitted.

The first round of RFDPs was issued Thursday, September 1 for the following sites:

  • White Flint Fire Station Site
  • 107 Fleet Street 
  • Near WMATA Glenmont Rail Yard
  • Garage 4 – Fenton Street Garage
  • Lot 29 – Bonifant Easley Lot
  • Lot 12 - Columbia Ave Lot
  • Lot 14 – Blueridge Lot
  • Lot 17 – Price & Fern Lot
  • Lot 8 – St Elmo Lot
  • Lot 28 - Cordell Ave Lot

RFDPs for additional sites will be released in subsequent rounds at a later date.

To streamline the RFDP process, the County will be using the BidNet Direct platform to post and receive RFDPs, as well as receive questions and post answers. To utilize BidNet, you/your organization must register with the Maryland Purchasing Group, which you may do at no charge. The Limited Access option (the no cost option) will allow full access to any documents and notifications related to the RFDPs. 

Due dates for each site are listed on the BidNet website. All Proposals must be uploaded to the Montgomery County Real Property Opportunities BidNet website. The County will not accept faxed Proposals, hard copy Proposals, or emailed Proposals. Written questions regarding the RFDPs will only be accepted through the Montgomery County Real Property Opportunities BidNet website by the specified date in each Site Overview and Project Goals RFDP. No verbal or emailed questions will be accepted. All questions and the responses from the County will be posted on the Montgomery County Real Property Opportunities BidNet website. If you need assistance registering with BidNet, please call BidNet's Support Team at 800-835-4603, Option 2 for assistance.

BidNet requires the selection of NIGP codes when registering and posting solicitations. We recommend choosing from the following codes in your selection:
57863 – Real Estate: Land and Improvements
90657 – Land Development and Planning – Architectural
90957 – Land Development and Subdivision Services
91277 – Real Estate Developers
91863 – Housing Consulting
91889 – Real Estate/Land Consulting
92561 – Land Development and Planning/Engineering


Note: BidNet functions mainly as a government buyer tool. Therefore, much of the language throughout the platform includes procurement terms (e.g., “bid,” “vendor”). Solicitations posted to the Montgomery County Real Property page within BidNet are real estate transactions and therefore not a procurement.

Timeline

  • Open House to Present Properties: May 3, 2022.
  • Deadline for Questions on Letters of Interest: May 18, 2022. See questions and answers here.
  • Deadline for Letters of Interests: June 1, 2022.
  • Round 1 Requests for Developer Proposals: Issued September 1, 2022.
     

White Flint Fire Station 43 Site

  • 11920 Chapman Ave., Rockville, 20852
  • 3.43 acres for 5 parcels
  • Zoning: CR-3.0, C-2.5, R-1.5, H-200
  • 36,000 sf fire station will begin construction in late 2023 on north end of site
  • Opportunity for senior affordable housing to the south of fire station
  • Utilities: Available

East County Regional Services Center (RSC) Site

  • 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring, 20904
  • 13.61-acre site includes RSC building, recreation center, senior apartments and Park and Ride lot.
  • Zoning: R-30 (master plan underway)
  • RSC building is a former school property with a footprint is 13,946 sf and can be redeveloped
  • Senior multifamily building is north of RSC building
  • Parking is shared with all uses, including adjacent senior apartments
  • Wooded area on site is protected by Category I Forest Conservation Easement
  • Utilities: Available

23311 Frederick Road

  • 23311 Frederick Rd, Clarksburg 20871
  • One vacant parcel
  • 1.16 acres
  • Zoning: CRT-0.5, C-0.5, R-0.5, H-45
  • Near intersection of Stringtown Road and Frederick Road
  • Within Clarksburg Historic District and Clarksburg Special Protection Area (SPA)
  • +/- 1.1 miles from I-270
  • Utilities: Water and electric available; public sewer service planned (Septic Tier 2)

107 Fleet Street

  • 107 Fleet Street, Rockville, 20850
  • One vacant parcel
  • 5,018 sf
  • City of Rockville Zoning District: MXT (Mixed-Use Transition)
  • Rockville Heights Historic District Overlay Zone
  • Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation – Office Commercial Residential Mix (OCRM)
  • Utilities: Available
  • Water Service Provider: City of Rockville
  • Surrounding uses include County-owned detached homes occupied with HHS uses and senior multifamily housing

MD-200 & Emory Lane

  • North of MD-200 at Emory Lane, Rockville, 20853
  • Two vacant parcels
  • 8.42 acres
  • Zone: RE-1
  • Former school site
  • Utilities: Available

Near WMATA Glenmont Rail Yard

  • West of Layhill Rd. and Glenfield Local Park, Silver Spring, 20906
  • Two vacant parcels
  • 8.38 acres
  • Zone: R-90
  • Former school site
  • Utilities: Available

Brookville Depot Parking Lot Properties

  • Brookville Rd & Lyttonsville Pl, Silver Spring, 20910
  • Two parcels
  • 3.95 acres
  • Zone: CRT-2.0 C-2.0 R-2.0 H-75
  • Utilities: Available
  • Temporary Use: Construction staging for Purple Line

301 East Jefferson Street

  • 301 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, 20850
  • One parcel; Juror Parking Lot for Montgomery County Circuit Court
  • 1.26 acres
  • City of Rockville Zoning District: MXNC (Mixed-Use Neighborhood Commercial)
  • Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation – Office Commercial Residential Mix (OCRM)
  • Utilities: Available
  • Water Service Provider: City of Rockville

Lot 8: St. Elmo Avenue Lot, Bethesda

  • 4835 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda, 20814
  • 0.11 acres
  • 11 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-5.0 C-5.0 R-5.0 H-175, Bethesda Overlay Zone
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 28: Cordell Avenue Lot, Bethesda

  • 4854 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 20814
  • 0.14 acres
  • 20 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-5.0 C-5.0 R-5.0 H-175, Bethesda Overlay Zone
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 41: Middleton Lane Lot, Bethesda

  • 4538 Middleton Lane, Bethesda, 20814
  • 0.18 acres
  • 10 parking spaces
  • Zone: R-60, Bethesda Overlay Zone
  • Utilities: Available
  • Area for redevelopment is parking lot only

Garage 4: Fenton Street Village Garage, Silver Spring

  • 8110 Fenton St., Silver Spring, 20910
  • Four parcels
  • 2.21 acres (garage) and 0.12 acre (surface lot), total of 2.33 acres
  • 313 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-3.0 C-2.0 R-2.75 H-110 T (master plan underway)
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 48: Georgia Avenue Lot, Silver Spring

  • 9401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, 20910/li>
  • Two parcels
  • 0.35 acres
  • 37 parking spaces
  • Zone: CRT-1.5 C-1.5 R-0.5 H-45
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 12: Columbia Boulevard Lot, Silver Spring

  • 1920 Seminary Rd., Silver Spring, 20910
  • 0.67 acres
  • 66 parking spaces
  • Zone: CRT-1.5 C-1.0 R-1.5 60
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 29: Bonifant and Easley Lot, Silver Spring

  • 811 Easley St., Silver Spring, 20910
  • 0.69 acres
  • 73 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-1.5 C-1.0 R-1.5 H 60 T (master plan underway)
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 38: Bonifant Street Lot, Silver Spring

  • 920 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, 20910
  • 0.17 acres
  • 21 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-3.0 C-2.0 R-2.75 H 110 T (master plan underway)
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 14: Blueridge-Hickerson Lot, Wheaton

  • 2425 Hickerson Dr., Wheaton, 20902
  • 1.06 acres
  • 107 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-5.0 C-4.5 R-4.5 H 150
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 17: Price-Fern Lot, Wheaton

  • 2320 Price Ave., Wheaton, 20902
  • 0.60 acres
  • 66 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-6.0 C-5.5 R-5.5 H 200
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 33: University Lot, Wheaton

  • 2622 University Blvd W., Wheaton, 20902
  • 0.39 acres
  • 53 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-6.0 C-5.5 R-5.5 H 200
  • Utilities: Available

Lot 34: Ennalls Lot, Wheaton

  • 2510 Ennalls Ave., Wheaton, 20902
  • 0.47 acres
  • 40 parking spaces
  • Zone: CR-6.0 C-5.5 R-5.5 H 200
  • Utilities: Available