Following reports that White Flint could be a possibile location for the new 2nd District Police Station, The Gazette reports that the station will stay in downtown Bethesda.
Bethesda Now reported on March 12 that a new station might be moved to White Flint, citing a statement made by White Flint Implementation Coordinator Dee Metz at a meeting of the White Flint Implementation Advisory Committee last week.
In a report published Wednesday, Metz told The Gazette she "made a misstatement" at the committee meeting.
The move is not a possibility, she told the paper.
Montgomery County has issued a new document soliciting proposals for the development of a new 2nd District station to replace the aging facility on Wisconsin Avenue, Patch reported. The county is looking to move quickly on the project after developers JBG backed out of a land-swap deal to build the station as part of a mixed-use residential project at 7900 Wisconsin Ave. Negotiations on the deal stretched back to 2008.
The solicitation requires developers to submit proposals for locations in Bethesda's central business district.
Bids are to be submitted by April 8.
The Gazette reported a potential move to White Flint had "worried some business leaders and residents of Bethesda."