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Urban District June Highlights: Crime, Towing, Redevelopment

The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month.

Stay informed about plans for Wheaton's downtown area by keeping up-to-date with the committee that advises the county executive about the area and its needs. Here are highlights from :


Crime
Sgt. Adam Currie reported a quiet month for Wheaton’s Urban District on the crime front. Three robberies, one aggravated assault, and six residential burglaries have occurrred since the beginning of May. But there have been no thefts from automobiles reported, “which is just short of amazing,” he said. “Knock on wood, it’s been quiet.” Aspen Hill and Olney, by contrast, have been “busier," he added.

Towing
Ana Lopez van Balen, the director, reported on the . She said that the county continues to set up meetings with individual property owners. “It’s literally a one-meeting-at-a-time situation,” she said.

Redevelopment
The Department of General Services and the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission are meeting to discuss initial plans for the redevelopment project in downtown Wheaton on Parking Lot 13.

The Department of Permitting Services is reviewing demolition and commercial construction permits for the Washington Properties residential apartment project at 10914 Georgia Avenue.

Safeway anticipates at the corner of Reedie Drive and Georgia Avenue by December 2012.

CERB
Bruce Goldensohn, a representative from the Committee, Evaluation, and Review Board visited WUDAC to observe its proceedings. , but Goldensohn assured WUDAC members that their committee “doesn’t fit the category of what we’re looking to cut down.” 

Vacancies and Elections
WUDAC is looking for new members, as four of its current members will be stepping down this summer. The committee will also be holding internal elections for chair, vice chair and secretary positions. Jeannette Feldner will be stepping down as chair, and Marian Fryer will be stepping down as vice chair. 

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