Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services
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Funding/Expenditure Schedule: APPROVED
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.
Highway and Safety Service, Inc.(HSS) has completed the retaining wall and the relocated Hermitage Avenue will be ready to open in May of 2017.
Phase 2 – Existing Library demolition, new building construction and development of adjacent park.
Contract for phase 2 has has begun and is slated to finish in Spring of 2019. Existing Wheaton Library demolition is complete.
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.