Below is news coverage from over the weekend related to the ongoing work of the Coalition for the Fair Redevelopment of Wheaton, of which LEDC is a member.
On April 10, the Montgomery County Council recommended the appropriation of $66 million in public money to fund a series of planning studies and the construction of a new town square, office building, and underground parking on Parking Lot 13.
The Council also recommended language proposed by the Wheaton Coalition that in part requires Montgomery County to conduct a comprehensive parking study to identify how construction disruptions might affect existing businesses in Wheaton as well as study innovative models of local job creation connected to redevelopment projects. It also requires the County Executive to brief the Council on any planning or negotiations regarding job opportunities and training as well as small business protections prior to the finalization of any General Development Agreement.
To read the language proposed by the Coalition and adopted by the Council, click here.