Wheaton Library and Recreation Center

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Wheaton Library and Recreation Center

Funding/Expenditure Schedule: APPROVED

Project Team

Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services

Division of Building Design & Construction

Division Chief: Hamid Omidvar, AIA
Hamid.Omidvar@montgomerycountymd.gov
Section Chief: Randall Hawkins
Project Manager: Anjali Gulati

Engineer

Grimm + Parker, Inc.

Contractor

Grimm + Parker, Inc.

Current Phase: Construction completed September 2019

Building opened to public in September 2019. Contractor is in process of finishing the punch list items.

Phase 1 - Parking Spaces Repair
Construction commenced on April 23,2018
Construction completed September 2019
Phase 2 - Stair Towers Renovation
Construction commenced on September 23, 2019
Construction will be completed August 2021

Live Project Video

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Event Images

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This facility combines a new Wheaton Library and a new Wheaton Community Recreation Center in one building. This combined facility provides the community with a library and community recreation center that is equivalent to comparable libraries and recreation centers with similar service needs throughout the rest of the County. The project includes the combining of redundant spaces offered by both facilities, such as lobbies, meeting rooms, and restrooms, into shared spaces. The use of shared spaces has reduced the overall building size, which allowed for reuse of the existing site.

The site that is chosen for this facility is a combination of the existing two sites for the Wheaton Community Recreation Center and the Wheaton Library. Some of the site issues that were studied include impacts to the adjacent residential neighborhood by relocating existing roads and access, determining how storm water management can be provided, and preparing concept layouts for the building and parking on the new combined site.

Architectural and Construction Images

Site Plan

Site Plan

Vicinity Map

Vicinity Map

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Laundry 131

Conference Room 119

Main Lobby 101

Architectural and Construction Images

Reception/Admin. & Staff Work Area 142 & 142A

Main Lobby 101

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Community Presentations and Meetings:

News Release Thursday, January 24, 2019
Kemp Mill Civic Association Presentation
This presentation was given to update the community on the progress of the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center.
Traffic Impact Study
This report has been prepared to identify any traffic impacts associated with the proposed Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center.
M-NCPPC Planning Board Approval - Wheaton Library, Community Recreation Center and Neighborhood Park Mandatory Referral – October 15, 2015
Community Meeting - Monday, October 26, 2015 - 7:00 – 9:00 PM - Glenmont Exchange Inc.
Design update community meeting
Community Meeting - Monday, September 21, 2015 - 7:00 – 9:00 PM - Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad
Design update community meeting
April 13, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad ballroom
This meeting, sponsored by Public Libraries and the Department of General Services will update the community on the status of this project.
June 5, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Wheaton Library in Meeting Room 100
This first meeting will be a workshop where all in attendance will be discussing their visions, goals, challenges and concerns for the new development and the site.
June 24, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Wheaton Library in Meeting Room 100
During this meeting the design team presented concepts from the 1st meeting and continued the dialog to further develop the building and site design ideas and options.
October 24, 2012