December 5, 2012

Team Announced for Redevelopment of Public Service Training Academy Property

A specialized eight-member team has been selected by the Department of General Services to develop the County’s former Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) property located at Route 28 and Great Seneca Highway in Rockville.

The redevelopment team will be led by Hines, a privately owned firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide.

Announcing the project and team, County Executive Ike Leggett said, “The next step in the County’s Smart Growth Initiative is the redevelopment of the former Public Safety Training Academy property to create a transit-oriented community adjacent to higher education campuses.”

Under the Smart Growth Initiative, key County properties are redeveloped to support mixed-use, transit-oriented, sustainable developments.

The project is expected to include up to 2,000 housing units to serve a broad range of incomes and needs, along with stores, shops and work places and will move forward Leggett’s Smart Growth Initiative in the County’s life sciences corridor.