Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) took one step closer to reality when officials broke ground for the new facility to be located at 8751 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg, where it will be part of the Montgomery County Multi Agency Service Park (MASP).
|PSTA Building Entrance|
This facility is another of Leggett’s Smart Growth Initiative (SGI) projects that is revitalizing a former industrial area into an urban village near the Shady Grove Metro station. The Executive’s SGI provides substantial economic opportunities for further growth while implementing the goals of the Shady Grove Sector Plan.
The new (est. $69 million) PSTA will consist of: an Academic Building, a Fire Residential Training Building, a Fire Commercial Training Building, a High Bay and Fire Training Support Building, an Apparatus Building, a Canine Training Building, a Multi-use Cityscape Structure Training area, a Department of Transportation Vehicle Training Support Building and a Fuel Facility.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2016.
Read more in the news release.