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Building Design and Construction

Wheaton Library and Recreation Center

Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services

Project Manager
Anjali Gulati
(240) 777-6061
Team Leader
Don Scheuerman
(240) 777-6075

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Funding/Expenditure Schedule: APPROVED

Grimm + Parker
11720 Beltsville Drive, Suite 600
Calverton, MD 20705

Current Phase: Construction

This project will be constructed in 2 phases.

Phase 1 - Early site package to include relocation of Hermitage Avenue, Demolition of Wheaton Youth Center building, installation of utilities and retaining walls.

Phase 1 - Construction complete. Old Hermitage Avenue is closed and new Hermitage Avenue is open.

Phase 2 – Existing Library demolition, new building construction and development of adjacent park.

Work is complete on Rammed Aggregate Piers and excavation for column and wall footings. Concrete wall and column work on going. Construction is 7% compete. Project is slated to be completed in late Spring of 2019.

Current Construction Images


Live Project Video

Project Demolition Video

This facility will combine a new Wheaton Library and a new Wheaton Community Recreation Center in one building. This combined facility would provide the community with a library and community recreation center that would be equivalent to comparable libraries and recreation centers with similar service needs throughout the rest of the county. The project will include the combining of redundant spaces offered by both facilities, such as lobbies, meeting rooms, and restrooms, into shared spaces. The use of shared spaces could reduce the overall building size, which allows for reuse of the existing site.

The site that has been 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 to be 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.

Community Presentations and Meetings:

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

Project Architectural Images

Site Plan

Vicinity Map


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