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Monday, September 14, 2020
Special Edition of Go Montgomery! The Wheaton Revitalization Project: Delivered On Time and On Budget
"The Wheaton Redevelopment was a complex undertaking that required significant efforts by many, and we are happy that MCDOT successfully led this project to provide an active and vibrant new center for people who live and work in Wheaton. We appreciate the patience of the community throughout the construction project and are excited that this milestone has been reached with occupants moving into the building."
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) led the development and construction of the new Wheaton Revitalization Project – one of the largest projects of its kind ever built by the County. Construction of the project took 39 months and cost about $179 million. The building, which included environmentally-responsible design and construction, is now occupied, and outdoor spaces are open to the public. Read more.
Officials Hold Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Wheaton Revitalization Project
As M-NCPPC, the first occupant and building owner of Wheaton’s newest office building, began moving in, County officials celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony that observed distancing guidelines. Read more.
*Watch the video and see interior and exterior footage of the project on the day of the ribbon cutting.
The new Marian Fryer Town Plaza, which was constructed as a part of the project, is now open to the public and will be featured as the kickoff location for the Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival planned for September 20. Learn more about the event plans for this weekend.
More About The Project
Learn More About the Wheaton Project's Features and Who Were Involved
The Wheaton Revitalization Project provides a 14 -story, Class “A,” 308,000-square-foot government office building designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum (the highest) certification standards; a 397-space below ground parking garage; a new Town Square; and ground level retail space. Learn more about the office building’s environmental features, the Town Square/Plaza that will provide a downtown gathering space to enhance both daytime and nighttime activities and the project team here.
Revitalization Project Brings More Transformation to Wheaton
The Wheaton Revitalization Project is yet another milestone in the ongoing process to invest in Wheaton and promote economic and community vibrancy. The office building will bring 980 employees and an expected 157,000 annual visitors to Wheaton. During the last four years, Montgomery County has made significant investments in Wheaton. Read more.
Meet the Agencies and Departments Moving to Wheaton
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will be the owner and manager of the new Wheaton office building, which will also house six other County departments and agencies including Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure and Regulatory Services Section, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services, Montgomery County Department of Recreation, The Office of Community Use of Public Facilities and The Mid-County Regional Services Center/Urban District. Read more.
A Look Back at the Wheaton Revitalization Groundbreaking Ceremony
In June 2017 at the annual “Taste of Wheaton” County festival, officials broke ground for the Wheaton Revitalization Project that has transformed the former Mid-County Regional Services Center building and adjacent County-owned parking lot into a LEED Platinum County office building, Town Square civic space, underground parking garage and Triangle Lane retail space. MCDOT led the project with many goals in mind, read more.
County Executive Marc Elrich participated in filming a brief video about the importance of the Wheaton Revitalization Project. Elrich said he was very happy and excited about the new building and Town Center Plaza, which have created a community gathering and entertainment space that will be used daytime and nighttime, during the week and weekends. Read more.
MCDOT Director Chris Conklin discussed MCDOT’s leadership of the innovative redevelopment project. He credited his predecessor, former MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh, as playing an instrumental role in the project design, obtaining approvals and fostering the collaboration that made the project possible. Read more.