Monday, February 26, 2018

Wheaton Town Square could be built by Summer 2019

Lot 13 building foundation now
under construction in Wheaton
The long-awaited Town Square public event space by the Wheaton Metro station is expected to be constructed by the end of next summer, according to a new Lot 13 project timeline from Montgomery County. While the main part of the Lot 13 project is a County office building expect to deliver in 2020, the new gathering space is what the community is most looking forward to after the dust settles.

Speaking of dust, the foundation of the office building is now under construction. However, placement of the bottom hydrostatic slab will have to wait until the 150 geothermal wells buried earlier under the project site are connected by piping, so they can connect into the building's energy system. Reedie Drive will close again this Saturday, March 3, 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM, so they can airlift heavy equipment out of the excavated pit.
Boom. The Mid-County Services Center
gets the business end of a demolition arm
Finally, demolition of the Mid-County Services Center has begun. County officials estimate that the building will be fully-razed by the end of March, if not sooner.


  1. They're going to "airlift" heavy equipment? Surely that can't be the case. Presumably they will use a crane, yeah?

  2. "Airlift?" They will use a crane.