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The Montgomery County Department of General Services (DGS) is acquiring an office building located at 11600
Nebel Street to operate an emergency homeless center. An existing facility in Rockville will soon close, and
recreation centers, which have been utilized during the pandemic as temporary spaces, will re-open as the
pandemic eases. The proposed facility will ensure that a full complement of homeless services is available for individuals seeking emergency shelter in the County. All physical changes for the building will occur in the interior of the structure. DGS anticipates that the building will accommodate approximately 200 beds. The operator, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will determine the specific staffing number. DGS anticipates closing on the property soon.
The property at 11600 Nebel Street consists of an existing office building and is surrounded by approximately 100 surface parking spaces. The existing building is approximately 33,048 square feet in size. Two driveways from Nebel Street provide vehicular access to the property. There is a minimal amount of landscaping on the property.
The proposed emergency shelter is located west of Nebel Street, between Marinelli Road and Nicholson Lane. To the immediate north is the Pepco Substation, which is under construction, and the Fitzgerald GMC Rockville automotive dealership is to the south. The WMATA bus depot is located west of the subject site. A variety of non-residential buildings are located east of Nebel Street, including the Montgomery County Pre-Release Center.