Kentlands Firehouse Meeting Set for Aug. 22

The city of Gaithersburg has scheduled an Aug. 22 work session to discuss the Kentlands Firehouse in the Council chambers at City Hall.

A baseline assessment of the building will be shared along with information about next steps before city officials put out an RFP (request for proposals) for repairs, according to City Manager Angel Jones.

Jones said it is important that residents attend, and she hopes they will provide input about the future usage of the building after learning more about its current condition and potential rehab costs.

In June, the city was considering declaring the Firehouse surplus property, but that idea was tabled after residents reminded city leaders about the Kentlands founder Joseph Alfandre’s vision to create an arts and civic campus in the Old Farm section of Kentlands.

Shortly thereafter, code officials declared the Firehouse off limits after touring it and noting a number of concerns and deficiencies.


1 comment for “Kentlands Firehouse Meeting Set for Aug. 22

  1. Resident
    August 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Why is it that the Town Courier is constantly reporting that the city does not inspect its own buildings? We have a planning department with more than 70 employees, yet none of them can ever seem to get the job done.
    This city is full of liabilities brought on by negligence by its employees. The neighbor who is suffering water damage should obtain inspection records and SUE.

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