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Former CPSC Site Planning Ad Hoc Committee

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cpsc_demolition_001In January of 2014, the City of Gaithersburg and the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service executed a Quick Claim Deed allowing the City to take possession of the 9.54 acre former Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)/NIKE campus. The property, located along Rt. 28 just west of Muddy Branch Road, was used as an associated support facility for the U.S. Army NIKE missile system from 1955 to 1975, and served as a testing site for the Consumer Product Safety Commission from 1975 to 2012.

Nine structures remained on the site when the City took possession of the property. Only one was deemed to be potentially usable. The others were in poor condition, many with mold and leak issues. Demolition was done in the fall of 2015. One warehouse building was preserved. See Memos in the Related Documents box on this page for details.

In June of 2015 the Mayor & City Council appointed an ad hoc advisory committee to review the property and make recommendations for its use. Check this project page for periodic updates as plans progress for this new public space.


The Planning Ad Hoc Committee for the Former CPSC Site met from January through April, 2016. Site tours wee planned during the process in preparation for a presentation of concept plans to the Mayor & City Council. The following is a list of meetings that have taken place along with links to the associated materials for each meeting.


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August 19, 2016
July 15, 2016
June 8, 2016
May 18, 2016
April 20, 2016
April 6, 2016
March 16, 2016
March 2, 2016
February 17, 2016
February 3, 2016
January 30, 2016
January 20, 2016