County's Proposed Restoration Center at 1451 Seven Locks Road

The Mayor and Council oppose Montgomery County’s plans, as currently proposed, to house a future Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Criminal Justice Complex and restoration center on a 25.8-acre County-owned detention facility site at 1451 Seven Locks Road.

“[W]e remain vigorously opposed to the placement of the Restoration Center as currently proposed adjacent to any neighborhood, in this case, the County’s property at Seven Locks Road abutting and adjacent to 8 Rockville neighborhoods,” an Aug. 9 letter from the Mayor and Council to the Montgomery County Council and Executive Marc Elrich states.

“Residents in the neighborhoods close to the County’s property have become alerted to these proposed uses, and they have continually expressed strong opposition due to their numerous concerns about the negative impact on public safety, noise and air pollution, and traffic congestion.”

The demolition would allow space for the restoration center, which would provide crisis stabilization and service referrals for people experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

A proposed bus depot is no longer part of the plan for the site, the County announced at an Oct. 6, 2022 town hall meeting. While acknowledging the County's need to provide for a bus depot, the Mayor and Council “oppose[d] the proposed Seven Locks Road location which would place approximately 270 school buses and about 50 Ride‐On buses immediately adjacent to 8 neighborhoods.”


  • Dec. 6, 2022: Follow-up letter to County requesting response to Oct. 27 letter.
  • Oct. 27, 2022: Letter to County after community forum.
  • Oct. 6, 2022: Montgomery County holds community forum on restoration center.
  • Aug. 1, 2022: Proposed Bus Depot and Restoration Facility Letter to County.
  • July 18, 2022: Discussion of draft letter of opposition.
  • July 11, 2022: Direction to City staff to prepare letter of opposition.
  • Feb. 28, 2022: Presentation by Montgomery County regarding their plans for properties located along Seven Locks Road, including a proposed bus depot.