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Division of Capital Planning and Real Estate


What we do:

  • Develop and manage the county and state budgets for the Capital Improvements Programs.
  • Analyze demographics and project student enrollment, including special program enrollment.
  • Develop strategies and long-range facility plans to meet capacity and instructional program needs.
  • Coordinate the publication of the six-year Capital Improvements Program and annual updates to the Educational Facilities Master.
  • Maintain and update Education Specifications for all capital projects.
  • Develop school boundaries and student choice consortia.
  • Maintain and publish accurate school boundary information.
  • Represent MCPS interests in county land use planning and growth policy.
  • Oversee land acquisition for adequate school sites at no or minimum cost.
  • Manage right-of-way acquisition and dedication for utilities and road improvements in support of school construction.
  • Oversee property management, including leasing surplus classroom space for child care, leasing pad sites for telecommunications and relocatable classrooms, and monitor property boundaries for encroachments.
  • Negotiate memoranda of understanding and other agreements in partnership with state and local agencies, community and athletic groups, for the benefit of schools and community.
  • Participate in regional land use master planning, subdivision review, school site selection, and office space planning for the benefit of schools and administration.
  • Assure that all MCPS real property interests are managed in the most cost-effective manner.