Thursday, March 14, 2013
A letter to the Montgomery County executive from a Wheaton advisory committee asks for more transparency for the project's timeline and funding for small business assistance.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee sent a letter to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Wednesday, sharing concerns about the redevelopment project planned for parking lot 13 in Wheaton. "There is a high degree of frustration in the community due to uncertainty about the project timeline and hence, how that correlates to funding for Bill 6-12," the letter reads. Bill 6-12, which the County Council approved last year, provides for assistance to small businesses who are negatively affected by a county redevelopment project. However, the assistance program that the bill creates has not yet been funded. In the letter (see attached PDF), WUDAC asks for more transparency on the progress of the redevelopment project, funding for …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Find out what will be discussed at the advisory committee's March 12 meeting in Wheaton.
What is the status of Wheaton redevelopment? That's one of the questions on the table at Tuesday's meeting of the committee set up to advise Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett about issues pertaining to the Wheaton Urban District. The March 12 meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional Services Center at 2424 Reedie Drive in Wheaton. Other items on the agenda include the following: Follow more updates from the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Commmittee on its blog. WUDAC meets the second Tuesday of the month.
Monday, January 7, 2013
There will be a presentation of the key components of the Wheaton Sector Plan at Tuesday's meeting.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional Services Center in Wheaton. Khalid Afzal, the lead planner on the Wheaton Sector Plan, will provide an overview of the plan's key components. A copy of the Wheaton Sector Plan can be downloaded from the Montgomery Planning website. Other items on the meeting's agenda include a Wheaton public safety update and a report from the Mid-County Regional Services Center director. The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee's members are appointed by the Montgomery County executive and confirmed by the county council "to provide advice on matters affecting the revitalization and economic and physical development of …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wheaton Patch highlights star bloggers in its Local Voices section.
Have you ever explored the Local Voices section on Wheaton Patch's home page? This week we highlight some of the fantastic blogs written there by community members. Greening Wheaton with Solar Power Ed Murtagh of GreenWheaton writes about how homeowners can help the environment (and save money) by taking advantage of solar renewable energy credits and solar power purchase agreements. WUDAC: Re-energize and re-engage with the community "As the new Chair of the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC), I am eager and excited about the opportunity to serve and make a difference in our community." Henriot St. Gerard writes about three ways that WUDAC wants to be working in Wheaton. Board of Education Members Installed Following the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee met Tuesday, after going on break in August, to assess its priorities for the upcoming year.
Redevelopment issues have occupied much of the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee's time and energy during its last term. During the controversial debate over which redevelopment plan the Montgomery County Council would approve in May, WUDAC struggled to make its voice heard. Ultimately, the Council did not go with WUDAC's first choice. But after a period of frustration and disappointment, the committee has renewed its optimism. It has also welcomed new members and new leadership. Henriot St. Gerard, presiding over his first meeting as WUDAC chair on September 11, outlined these priorities for the upcoming term: WUDAC members represent residents, businesses, the Wheaton and Kensington Chamber of Commerce and the Mid-County Citizens …
Monday, September 10, 2012
See what's on the agenda for WUDAC's September 11 meeting.
After a hiatus in August, the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee returns to its regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Mid-County Regional Services Center in Wheaton.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Council Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmember Hans Riemer released a memo Thursday clarifying the purpose and scope of the proposed Wheaton Revitalization Implementation Working Group.
After two Montgomery County councilmembers announced their proposal to form a Wheaton Revitalization Implementation Working Group, questions swirled about how the members would be chosen and whether the group was even necessary, given that two committees--the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee and the Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee--already are dedicated to Wheaton's downtown. Council Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmember Hans Riemer released a memo Thursday clarifying that the group "is not designed to implement the recommendations of the Wheaton Sector Plan" and "is not intended to usurp or replace existing boards and commissions." WUDAC and WRAC members are appointed by the county executive, but the County …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Two members of the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee will be leaving.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, which advises the Montgomery County executive on matters related to Wheaton's downtown area, has elected new leaders. Henriot St. Gerard will replace Jeannette Felder as chair, and Devala Janardan will replace Marian Fryer as vice chair. Matt Barry, Westfield Wheaton's general manager, and Janet Yu, the owner of Hollywood East, are both leaving the committee. Yu has served two three-year terms, which is the limit. Follow more updates from the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Commmittee on its blog. WUDAC meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Mid-County Regional Services Center on Reedie Drive, starting at 5 p.m. WUDAC will not meet in August.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
How does someone join the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee? The application deadline has been extended.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, which advises the Montgomery County executive about the revitalization and redevelopment of Wheaton's downtown, has four open spots. Here are the positions available: 1. A representative from a Wheaton business with 10 or more employees. 2. A representative from a residential community located within two miles of Wheaton's Urban District. The last two vacancies on the 11-member committee are reserved for optional method developers. WUDAC members are not paid for their three-year terms, but they can be reimbursed for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional Services Center, 2424 Reedie Drive, …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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 Tuesday’s meeting of the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee: 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 Mid-County Regional Services Center director, reported …