Thursday, April 4, 2013
Patch speaks with Jerry Ricciardi of Patriot Realty about The Exchange at Wheaton Station.
"The views from up there are spectacular." That's Jerry Ricciardi, president of real estate development at Patriot Realty, speaking about the towering building at the corner of Reedie Drive and Georgia Avenue in Wheaton that his company is developing. When finished, the 17-story apartment building, named The Exchange at Wheaton Station, will feature a Safeway on the ground floor, with a Starbucks, Bergmann's dry cleaners and Suntrust bank inside. "Safeway hasn't set a date yet," Ricciardi said, "but I suspect it's still going to be early fall." Ricciardi anticipates that the 486 residential units on the floors above the Safeway will also be ready in early fall. A pre-leasing office, off-site but near the building, will probably open in May…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A detour will divert drivers away from work at the Safeway construction site on Feb. 3.
If you are driving northbound along Georgia Avenue through Wheaton this Sunday, you may need to take a detour. The stretch of road between Reedie Drive and Price Avenue will be closed on Feb. 3 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Southbound Georgia Avenue will remain open. Through traffic approaching Wheaton along Georgia Avenue from the south will be directed to follow this detour route: Left turn on Veirs Mill Road, right turn on University Boulevard, left turn on Grandview Avenue, right turn on Blueridge Avenue and finally a left turn back onto Georgia Avenue. The road closure will allow workers to take down a crane at the Safeway construction project at the corner of Reedie Drive and Georgia Avenue, according to Joe Callaway, chief of operations for…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Montgomery County's Department of Transportation aims to improve pedestrian safety with the streetscaping project.
Have you noticed all the construction work along Reedie Drive between Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road in downtown Wheaton? Montgomery County's Department of Transportation is trying to improve pedestrian safety with concrete medians and islands and with marked crosswalks, according to a report from the Wheaton Redevelopment Program. Sidewalks on that stretch of road are also getting a new look. Joe Callaway, chief of operations for the Wheaton Urban District, wrote in an email to Patch that the streetscaping project began the second week of November and the construction phase should be completed by Christmas. Landscaping will most likely be delayed until the spring, he added.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Have any great photos from yesterday's Salvadoran-American Festival?
Yesterday's Salvadoran-American Festival took place Sunday afternoon in downtown Wheaton. Traditional Salvadoran foods, crafts, activities for children,and live music from local and international bands including K Risma made for an exciting day. We invite you to share your great photos, videos and experiences from the event with other Wheaton Patch readers!