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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Montgomery votes for Wheaton revitalization


The Wheaton transit station. (Bonnie Jo Mount - WASHINGTON POST)
The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday voted for a plan to build a new headquarters for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in downtown Wheaton — part of a broader effort to jump-start the revitalization of a diverse community that has long sought an economic boost.

In choosing to build the headquarters as well as a town square on a parking lot at Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue, the council put on hold a more ambitious proposal by County Executive Isiah Leggett that would have brought a hotel and as many three office buildings to the community. The plan the council unanimously approved, however, does leave the door open for Leggett’s plan to be further explored.

“This is a fairly inclusive approach that gets action jump-started, but keeps the door open for great opportunities that the county executive staff has for Wheaton,” said Council member Nancy Navarro, (D-Eastern County), who represents the area.

Previously:

Council, Leggett spar over Wheaton’s future

Wheaton dreams of a better downtown but clings to family feel

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