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Public Project: Kingsley Wilderness School


The Kingsley Wilderness School is located on 5.5 acres within the 300-acre tract occupied by the Montgomery County Detention Center (Site 30). Access to the property occurs via Whelan Lane, north of MD 121. The Kingsley Wilderness School is an alternative education program operated by Montgomery County Public Schools for approximately 50 students and six staff. The County plans to construct five temporary/ portable classrooms with an asphalt access road, additional gravel parking areas for 18 cars, one handicapped space and one school bus space, stone dust pedestrian paths, basketball court, and storm drainage and storm water management.

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Gwen Wright


Montgomery County Public School
Bruce Crispell
7361 Calhoun Place
Rockville, MD 20855

Opportunity for Public Participation

The project was referred for comments to the Clarksburg Civic Association and other groups.

Planning Board Review Process & Case Number

Mandatory Referral No. 02301-MCPS-1.

Planning Board Action

On April 11, 2002, the Planning Board approved the mandatory referral since it complied with the conditions of the Historic Area Work Permit and with the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Maryland Department of General Services, and the Maryland Historic Trust.

Notes from M-NCPPC Staff Contact



Date of last page update: December 27, 2007