Wheaton Redevelopment Project Team to Host Community Workshop Nov. 17
Downtown Wheaton is about to undergo an exciting transformation and members of the local community are invited to help shape its future.
The downtown core area has been targeted for redevelopment by Montgomery County and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Through a solicitation process, the County and WMATA have selected a development team led by the B.F. Saul Company, which includes the architectural firm of Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc. and the civil engineering firm of Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc. The team is starting to shape a vision for the mixed-used, transit-oriented development projects it will design and build on parcels of land on and adjacent to the Wheaton Metro Station. Chesapeake Public Strategies, a local public affairs firm, will oversee the public engagement process.
Local residents and business leaders who want to learn about the team’s process for creating a project concept plan and who want to share their input are urged to attend an upcoming community workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Crossway Community, Inc, at 3015 Upton Drive, Kensington, MD 20895.
Workshop participants will be able to share their ideas for redevelopment of downtown Wheaton in small-group, breakout sessions on topics such as small business retention, uses of public space, and sustainable development.
To learn more about the County’s Wheaton redevelopment activities, please visit the Montgomery County website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/wheatonredev.