|Green space at center will|
replace a portion of
Hermitage Avenue in
A new "right-of-way" will be created for automobile traffic to reach Hermitage, but the section immediately off Georgia will be closed, and become part of the co-located Wheaton Library and Recreation Center project.
Direct access from Georgia to Hermitage will be permanently cut off. There will still be pedestrian access from Georgia to the rest of Hermitage. At public meetings on the library project, some residents have expressed concerns about the traffic impacts on their neighborhood, if the top of Hermitage is cut off.