23 September 2014

Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival This Weekend (Sept 27th)

Come to the Wheaton Triangle (between Grandview Ave and Reedie Drive) for the Trucktoberfest Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival on September 27th, from Noon - 7pm!

A similar event was held last year, and this year's event looks to gave a great lineup of food trucks from around the DMV, a craft beer garden by the Limerick Pub, live music, and a kid zone. The live music includes the following acts: Kickoman, Flex Matthews, Trevor Martin, Magnetar Flares, and the Very Small.

The event was a success last year, and we are expected even higher attendance for this year. The weather forecast looks to be in the low-80s, and sunny!

More information is available here.

16 September 2014

Message from the Chair

Dear Wheaton Friends,

As the new Chair of the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC), I’d like to welcome you to the new WUDAC year. Wheaton is a wonderful community, full of great retail and restaurants, award-winning parks, a large regional shopping center, and most importantly, a genuine spirit. I’m proud to call Wheaton my home, and I’m honored to be WUDAC Chair. 

As many of you know, Wheaton is in the midst of a transformation. In just the past year, three large apartment projects have opened, adding almost 1000 new units to the Wheaton rental market. On the retail side, the Costco at Wheaton Westfield opened less than 18 months ago. This may be news to many of you, but the Wheaton Costco is already the 4th busiest on the entire east coast. The coming years will bring even more change to Wheaton, particularly with the new town square and the development of Lot 13.  

Obviously, there is more to discuss than just redevelopment. WUDAC’s successful walking tours have shown there are plenty of day-to-day issues that need to be addressed, on issues related to signage/way-finding, lighting, trash collection, landscaping, pedestrian safety, sidewalks, and more.

The bottom line is that WUDAC will continue to play an important advisory role in relaying the community’s wishes to county officials for all of these redevelopment and revitalization issues. And this is where you come in.  For WUDAC to fulfill its mission, we need to hear from the community on the issues that are important to you and Wheaton. There are a number of ways you can do this. First, WUDAC physically meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except August), starting at 6pm. Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 14. Every WUDAC agenda includes time for members of the community to speak.

Alternatively, I invite you to contact me via e-mail at wudac@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Finally, please make sure you continue to follow this blog. I admit that posting has been slow in the past few months, but be assured, we will post important Wheaton developments to this site.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve Wheaton. I hope to see you at a future WUDAC meeting.   


Devala Janardan

08 September 2014

WUDAC September Meeting Agenda

After no meeting in August, WUDAC gets back into gear with the first meeting of WUDAC's year.

Please Silence Your Mobile Devices

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC)
2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902

September 9, 2014

       I.            Call to order & Welcome Back                                         6:00pm – 6:05pm 

   II.            Approval or correction of minutes                                   6:05pm - 6:08pm

III.            Community Concerns                                                     6:08pm - 6:15pm

IV.            Discussion w/ Special Guest: Brent Wise, Westfield                   6:15pm - 6:35pm

    V.            Reports of Officers                                                                   6:35pm - 6:45pm
a.      Chair/Vice-Chair
                                                              i.      Update on WonderFALL Wheaton – Stanton
b.     RSC Director
c.      Council Staff Report

VI.            Old/Unfinished Business                                                          6:55pm - 7:15pm
a.      Follow up Wheaton Walking Tour/Letter

VII.            New Business                                                                 7:15pm - 7:30pm
a.      Sept 22 Retreat

VIII.            Adjourn                                                                          7:30pm

This information is available in an alternative format by calling 240-777-8103. Sign Language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible but no less than 72 hours prior to the event. If you need other services or aids to participate in this activity, please call 240-777-8101.