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Office Building, Retail, and 'Town Square' Planned Beside Wheaton Metro Station

A new development is being planned next to the Wheaton Metro station, and it not only will bring new spaces for offices and retail, it will also create a new outlet for public events. The project entails 12-story public office building with ground floor retail, a 397-space underground public parking garage, and 35,000-square-foot Town Square. To make room for the Town Square, the MidCounty Regional Services Center at 2424 Reedie Drive will be demolished. Local blog EastMoCo reported that there will be improvements to adjacent plots of land that are owned by WMATA as well as a separate Bozzuto-developed residential building and a County-owned driveway. The project will be connected with Georgia Avenue and the Wheaton Metro station by an armature and a pedestrian entrance. Between the Town Square and public office building, Reedie Drive will be elevated in order to be closed for events. According to the EastMoCo blog, the new office building will house Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the County Department of Permitting Services, the Department of the Environment, DEP's Solid Waste Division, and the RSC's Urban District office. In the budget, $250,000 has been set aside for public art. Where the art will be placed has not yet been released to the public.

· New renderings of Wheaton Lot 13 redevelopment, Wheaton Town Square (Photos) [East MoCo]