Montgomery College Observation Drive and Goldenrod Lane Extension and Roundabout
AMT provided landscape architecture, engineering, surveying, and lighting services for a new 5,000 LF County 4-lane arterial roadway featuring a 2-lane roundabout and a 10’ wide shared-use path through the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College.
Our Team designed and obtained permits for LID vegetative management practices (V-IMPs) measures within the ROW to include a 300-foot linear sand filter, 5 bioretention facilities, 3 surface sand filters, a regional shared-use quantity control pond and more than 3,000 LF of storm drainage system. Prepared SWM planting plans. Obtained a floodplain district permit. Prepared a multi-phased erosion control plan for the road improvements to correspond with the installation of the SWM facilities.
Based on the approved NRI/FSD, prepared FCP plans and tree save plans for the 30-acre roadway site. Prepared Tree Variance Request for disturbance of specimen trees.
The complexities of this project required a clear and concise decision-making process to ensure the project schedule was maintained. As part of the planning process, AMT participated in a County Planning Charrette led by Glenn Orlin (Deputy Council Staff Director) to facilitate various planning conflicts between Montgomery College and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. AMT was able to collaborate with all parties, review the pros and cons of each alternate, and then prepare the most effective concept agreed to by the College and M-NCPPC. This task required effective engineering management and decision making to ensure that both the College’s and M-NCPPC’s concerns were acknowledged and addressed accordingly. The result was a road alignment agreeable by all.