New city maintenance facility will open up parking at Laurel Armory

November 15, 2011

A new facility will provide storage space for LaurelParks and Recreation vehicles and equipment and will house maintenance staff, freeing up space for parking at the Laurel Armory Anderson-Murphy Community Center at Fifth and Montgomery.

The new facility, located at 7705 Old Sandy Spring Road, is the former site of Laurel Van Lines, and was purchased by city officials along with a single-family home next door in 2010 for nearly $1.4 million.

The city will dedicate the Old Sandy Spring Road facility on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.

Michael Lhotsky, director of Parks and Recreation, said the city plans to keep the garages at the Armory and repave the rear parking lot so it can be used for parking at the Armory.

"We'll redo the asphalt, put some lighting up and take down a portion of the fence," Lhotsky said.

In a statement, Mayor Craig Moe said the new facility and site "will provide space for future expansion of the Parks and Recreation Department and will serve our citizens well."

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