Montgomery County Issues Brickyard RFP

The Montgomery County Department of General Services released the Brickyard Road Request for Proposal Thursday.

Montgomery County issued its request for proposal to develop a plot of land on Brickyard Road into soccer fields Thursday.

The request includes the following stipulations on the project:

1. A traffic study must be conducted, by a traffic consultant selected by the Applicant and approved by the County, during the design phase. The traffic study and traffic plan must be submitted to MNCPPC and/or MC-DOT, who may establish traffic control measures.

2. Artificial turf fields are not permitted to be installed on the Property. Only grass fields.

3. No lighting system will be allowed to illuminate the fields.

4. No public address system will be allowed.

5. No activity will be permitted from 9 PM to 9 AM.

6. No more than five (5) tournaments, playoffs, and championship games are permitted to be played on the Property per year.

7. Noise impact analyses will be conducted, by a noise consultant selected by the Applicant and approved by the County, during the design phase as
required under the Mandatory Referral Process.

8. No permanent structures will be allowed.

The issuing of this request begins the county's official process to look for a developer for . Potomac residents opposed to the soccer fields have been concerned about the project for multiple reasons, spanning concern for a lack of government transparency, to the affect the project will have on the day-to-day lives of neighbors.

For a listing of Patch's reporting on the issue, click here.

jnrentz1 January 17, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Why does it have to be developed in the first place? Leave it alone and let the land continue as a farm.
nancy feinstein January 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Concerns about the soccer fields are not just about noise, lighting, etc. The surrounding community involves people way beyond the immediate neighbors and includes major and widespread concerns of upending a wonderful organic seed farm that has been in that place for 30 years.
jnrentz1 January 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Another, in what will probably be a successful attempt, to continue the over development in Montgomery County.


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