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.

Hearthstone Village – Silver Spring, MD.

Built in 2001 by Beazer Homes, a community of approximately 100 Upscale Townhouse style Condominium units. They include multi-level, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, as well as, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath units. All include a 1 car garage. Some units boast Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers. Some of the larger units include vaulted ceilings on the top level. A strong and involved home owners association helps make this community a wonderful choice for suburban living with easy access to all that the Washington Metro area has to offer.

One of the newest communities developed prior to the Wheaton Redevelopment Project, the community is on University Blvd just blocks from the Wheaton Metro and close to all the restaurants, shopping and recreation activities offered in the Wheaton area. Just a few miles north of downtown Silver Spring, Wheaton, is perfectly situated in the center of three major thoroughfares, and less than 2 miles north of the Capital Beltway. And with the added convenience and accessibility of Metrorail (Red Line) and Metrobus, Wheaton is the ideal location for more Redevelopment Projects.

To learn more about the Wheaton Redevelopment projects under construction or completed in the last few years, visit The Wheaton Redevelopment Project.

Other treasures of the Wheaton area include:

The Wheaton Library is situated at the corner of Georgia Ave and Arcola. The library offers a full range of library services, that includes a variety of programs for children ages 0 to 13, teen and adult programs, public computers, a language lab, a mini art gallery and a staff eager to serve the many users that visit the library daily. A popular attraction for adults and children is the vibrant aquarium teeming with fish and water plants. The present building was constructed in 1962 and was remodeled in 1985.The Wheaton Library is situated at the corner of Georgia Ave and Arcola. The library offers a full range of library services, that includes a variety of programs for children ages 0 to 13, teen and adult programs, public computers, a language lab, a mini art gallery and a staff eager to serve the many users that visit the library daily. A popular attraction for adults and children is the vibrant aquarium teeming with fish and water plants. The present building was constructed in 1962 and was remodeled in 1985.

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County’s incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas; azalea garden, rose garden, children’s garden, formal garden, fragrance garden, Japanese style garden and trial garden. The garden also features conservatories filled with changing seasonal displays, educational programs for children and adults, trips, special events, concerts, children’s day, art classes and exhibits, gift shops and special event rental facilities. A horticultural reference library is located in the airy Visitors Center. Admission is free.

Brookside Gardens’ mission, as a public garden, is to foster appreciation for the art of gardening and the science of horticulture through plant collections and displays, learning opportunities and special events.

Wheaton Regional Park is nestled in a forested area of Wheaton, Maryland. The park was established in 1960, incorporating several large parcels of land into one of Montgomery County’s finest and largest parks. Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational and educational opportunities within its 536 acres.
Take a ride on the train, go horseback riding, have a picnic, go fishing, ice skate or play ball.