Tuesday, June 12, 2012
WUDAC meets the second Tuesday of every month.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee will hold its June meeting Tuesday night, starting at 5 p.m. The committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Mid-County Regional Services Center, at 2424 Reedie Drive in Wheaton. The meetings are open to the public. Follow WUDAC on its blog.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Councilmember Hans Riemer attended the meeting to answer questions and present ideas for moving forward with Wheaton redevelopment.
Anger and disappointment pervaded Tuesday night’s meeting of the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, hours after the Montgomery County Council tentatively approved a Wheaton redevelopment plan that would build a new Park and Planning headquarters in downtown Wheaton--instead of the platform that WUDAC and County Executive Isiah Leggett supported. Committee members took out their frustration on Councilmember Hans Riemer, who came to delicately explain how the council’s budget decision was only a part of Wheaton revitalization and why the council needed WUDAC members to stay involved going forward. “I know this has been contentious, but I really believe that we’re going to get a better and faster implementation” for Wheaton …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee hopes to dissuade the council from a new downtown redevelopment plan that would delay or eliminate the WMATA platform.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee scrapped its meeting agenda on March 13 in favor of discussing the new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) recommendations for Wheaton Redevelopment proposed at the Montgomery County Council's Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) committee the night before. The $56 million proposed would shift the redevelopment program's focus away from the much-debated WMATA platform and onto a plan to create more office space in downtown Wheaton. Committee members questioned how the new plan could be released March 9 and presented to the council on March 12--a Friday to Monday turnaround. Vice Chairwoman Marian Fryer said she felt it was unfair to be given such short notice, and the committee …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Here are five things to know in Wheaton today.
1. Today's forecast: Sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. 2. Welcome the early arrival of spring with Brookside Gardens’ puppet show “Hurrah for Spring!” 3. There’s still time to vote in our Readers’ Choice poll for Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. 4. Check back with Patch later today for a WUDAC meeting recap. 5. Are you following us on Twitter? Have you liked us on Facebook? Stay connected with Patch throughout the day and with breaking news events.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Here's what's on the agenda for the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee's March meeting.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee will hold its March meeting tonight, starting at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. The committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Mid-County Regional Services Center, at 2424 Reedie Drive in Wheaton. These items are on the agenda:
Here are five things to know in Wheaton today.
1. Today's forecast: Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s! 2. Know a lot about a lot? Fun and prizes await you at The Limerick Pub’s Trivia Night. 3. If you haven’t had a chance to vote for your favorite local spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, there’s still time! 4. Check back with Patch later today for a recap of the County Council’s discussion of Wheaton Redevelopment and a WUDAC meeting preview. 5. Are you following us on Twitter? Have you liked us on Facebook? Stay connected with Patch throughout the day and with breaking news events.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
What's on the agenda for WUDAC's February meeting.
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee will hold its February meeting Tuesday night, starting at 5 p.m. The committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Mid-County Regional Services Center, at 2424 Reedie Drive in Wheaton. Gregory Ossont, the deputy director of the Dept. of General Services, will give an update on the Wheaton Library and Recreation Center Renovation, according to an agenda for tonight's meeting. WUDAC also has scheduled reports from the following:
Monday, November 21, 2011
The review committee will decide whether the county should consolidate any of its advisory boards, such as the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee or the Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board.
Advisory boards in Wheaton may soon face the day of judgment. That is, the day when a county review committee judges whether the boards should continue their existence. A bill enacted Nov. 8 by a unanimous vote in the Montgomery County Council requires 47 advisory boards in the county to submit certain materials to the review committee within 60 days: a description and justification of the board, a two-year work plan, an explanation of the resources used and a plan to reduce that use. However, the review committee has not yet been convened, and the bill did not set a deadline for the county executive to appoint its 11 members--whom the county council would then have to confirm. The bill includes the Wheaton Urban District Advisory …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, comprised of small and large business owners and residents, discussed a range of issues, including the Wheaton Sector Plan.
At the monthly meeting of the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee Tuesday night, the committee discussed the proposed community benefits agreement bill and why the Costco in Westfield Wheaton would face a major setback if it passed. WUDAC voted to draft a letter to send to the Montgomery County Council with a position on the bill, but no one clearly stated what the letter should say, only that the committee members would work it out over email. Here’s a quick summary of some of the other things the committee discussed:
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Matt Barry of Westfield, also the chamber’s vice president, tells fellow members of the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee that Westfield/Costco has been promised an exemption to the bill.
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce has gone on the record officially opposing a bill that would require large retailers to sign a community benefits agreement. The chamber sent a letter to the Montgomery County Council outlining its position in opposition to the controversial bill. The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce joins four other chambers of commerce--Montgomery County, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Greater Silver Spring and Gaithersburg/Germantown--that have already expressed opposition to the bill. The bill, if passed in its current version, would create new hurdles for the development of the Costco in the Westfield shopping center in downtown Wheaton, according to its developers. A community benefits agreement, which …