Final Three Days for Fees-Waived Adoptions under Partnership between Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, and Friends of Montgomery County Animals

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For Immediate Release: Friday, February 16, 2018 Proyecto Salud Clinic, the Gilchrist Immigration Resource Center, the Adult Behavioral Health Program and Mid County United Ministries are available in the Westfield South Tower at 11002 Veirs Mill Road The status of the revitalization of Downtown Wheaton seems to be set in construction cranes and a deep foundation in the middle of the Wheaton Triangle Business District as the three-year project continues. However, some permanent parts of the future of Wheaton that have recently been established as critical service providers including Proyecto Salud Clinic, the Gilchrist Immigration Resource Center, the Adult Behavioral Health Program and Mid County United Ministries are now open in their new permanent homes. The overall project continues to be on schedule for completion in 2020, and continues to be on budget. Part of the plan included for those services, which were previously located in the former Mid-County Regional Services Center, to move to new permanent space that was also easily accessible to public transit. Those services are now open at the Westfield South Tower at 11002 Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton. Details on the relocated services: Proyecto Salud Clinic: 11002 Veirs Mill Road / Suite 700 – 7th Floor / Wheaton, Md. 20902. Phone 301-962-6173. The Gilchrist Immigration Resource Center: 11002 Veirs Mill Road / Suite 506 – 5th Floor / Wheaton, Md. 20902. Phone 240-777-4940. Adult Behavioral Health Program: 11002 Veirs Mill Road /Suite 705 – 7th Floor / Wheaton, Md. 20902. Phone 240-777-1323. Mid County United Ministries: 11002 Veirs Mill Road / Suite 710 – 7th Floor /Wheaton, Md. 20902. Phone: 301-929-8675. Over the next two-and-a-half years, the Wheaton Revitalization Project will be transforming Wheaton’s central business district with mixed-use, transit-oriented development. In addition to a 14-story government office building, the project will provide about 400 below ground parking spaces, retail and residential space and a new town square. The most significant area impacted during construction is the Wheaton Triangle area between Veirs Mill Road and Georgia Avenue. The local roads of the Triangle area include Grandview Avenue, Reedie Drive, and Triangle Lane. Construction got underway in June 2017. This week, work began to demolish the former Mid-County Regional Services Center Building on the Reedie Drive side of the project. That was the building that had been home to the newly relocated services and was vacated in September. That location will become a town square providing space for public use and entertainment purposes. The Mid-County Regional Service Office is now operating at a temporary location at 11435 Grandview Ave in Wheaton. The phone number is 240-777-8101. The regional service office will move to the new County Government building when it is completed. After nine months of excavation, the construction of the building is now underway. The foundation hole is approximately 55 feet deep. A camera has been installed to view construction on the site and can be accessed via the project’s website at wheatonproject.com. Information about the project is available at the website in English and Spanish. Additional street lighting has been added along Reedie Drive and Triangle Lane as a measure of safety during the diminished daylight hours of winter. The Wheaton Revitalization Project will create a more walkable, pedestrian friendly community with access to public open space. The project aims to increase use of the Wheaton Metro Station, reduce traffic congestion, increase employment opportunities and services in the area as well as introduce outdoor entertainment opportunities on the new town square. # # # Release ID: 18-444 Media Contact: Patrick Lacefield 240-777-6507For Immediate Release: Friday, February 23, 2018 The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) teamed up with Friends of Montgomery County Animals (FMCA) to host ‘Adoption Fees Waived’ opportunities. Friday, February 23 through Sunday, February 25, are the final days of this event which began on February 12. The MCASAC is offering the public no-cost adoptions as part of this sponsored partnership with FMCA. For anyone who has been considering pet adoption, this would be the perfect time to adopt a new pet. Staff and volunteers are eager to get the currently available animals adopted to make room for new pets seeking their forever homes. All species of animals qualify for this event. Adoption fees are waived for all animals at the MCASAC: cats, dogs, livestock and exotic animals. Normal adoption policies and procedures apply. Licensing fees still apply. The MCASAD is located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood. It is open on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more general information visit: MCASAC website. See Photos of the available pets. All adoption fees are waived for FMCA cats too! For details on how to adopt through FMCA, see www.FMCA.org. About the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) MCASAC provides high-standard sheltering and care to the homeless animals in our community and ensures the safety and welfare of the county’s citizens. Through adoptions, education, outreach, and more, MCASAC serves as a critical community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care. Animal Services Officers are on duty seven days a week to investigate citizen complaints and respond to animal emergencies 24-hours-a-day. Looking for more information? Visit the MCASAC Website or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. ### Release ID: 18-448 Media Contact: hannah.carl@montgomerycountymd.gov 240-777-6507

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