According to County Executive spokesperson Patrick Lacefield, County staffers within the Executive’s Office are also considering whether buying private property to relocate the hundreds of buses at the Shady Grove bus depot is a viable option.
“I think that we're probably looking broader than just the publically held land but I don't think we're involved in the specifics yet of square footage and costs but we're looking at different options,” said Lacefield.
Lacefield confirmed the Avery Road site at the Blair G. Ewing Center in Rockville and the former Oaks Landfill in Laytonsville are among the sites county officials are examining for relocating the buses after County Executive Ike Leggett removed two Rockville sites at the Carver Educational Services Center and 1000 Westmore Avenue from consideration amid opposition from hundreds of local residents.
Last month, Department of General Services Director David Dise named the same sites and said there “may be interim sites” established for the buses.
Dise said the County Council asked staff to not select any sites until they decide on a permanent location for the buses, none of which would be named until they’re presented to the County Executive between late July and early September.