14 Feb Bethesda Magazine: Silver Spring Aquatic Center Estimated to Cost $55 Million

Proposed fitness and swim center would be built as part of a new residential complex

Construction of a 120,000-square-foot public fitness, aquatic and community center in downtown Silver Spring will cost Montgomery County $55 million over the next six years, according to budget documents presented Monday to a County Council committee.

The proposed fitness center was first detailed by county housing officials in June and cost figures were updated in the county’s capital budget plans in January.

David Dise, the county’s Department of General Services director, told the council’s planning and housing committee that about $3.1 million of the $55 million cost of the center was needed this year to begin design work.