Friday, July 6, 2018

What's next for Wheaton? MoCo officials, county exec candidates to answer July 18

The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, in conjunction with sponsors the Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce and the Ana G. Mendez University, will host a forum called, "What's Next for Wheaton?" on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Ana G. Mendez University, located at 11006 Veirs Mill Road #L1 (at Wheaton Plaza). District 4 County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, planning officials, and County Executive candidates will listen to community feedback, and then share their thoughts and plans for the future of Wheaton.

A survey has been posted online for community members to fill out in advance of the forum. It should be noted that, as the forum is hosted by WUDAC, the focus appears to be more on the Wheaton business district, as opposed to the top concerns of Wheaton's residential neighborhoods. Most questions on the survey are related to Lot 13, Reedie Street, and whether you think the planned Arts and Cultural Center should be located in the urban center of Wheaton. However, there is no reason folks cannot raise those resident concerns at this forum, even if they are not on the official agenda.


  1. There is no "Reedie Street" in Wheaton.


  2. I'd like to hear what Councilmember Navarro has planned, rather than just giving community feedback. I feel like whatever development has happened so far (library, downtown redevelopment) is because the community has demanded improvements, rather than her proactively trying to improve the area. Let's see what you have to say Councilmember Navarro!