Comprehensive Planning in Takoma Park

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Comprehensive Planning is an ongoing process that helps residents and government leaders shape growth in a way that makes the community a better place to live and work, and adapt to population and economic changes over time.

Comprehensive Plans for Takoma Park

Concept drawing of New Hampshire Avenue & East West HighwayThe Takoma Park Master Plan (2000) external link icon provides a set of comprehensive recommendations and guidelines for the use of publicly and privately owned land. The document reflects a vision of future development in Takoma Park that responds to the unique character of the community within the context of a broader, County-wide perspective.

PDF icon The New Hampshire Avenue Concept Plan (2008) (PDF) provides a framework for the redevelopment and revitalization of New Hampshire Avenue, south of Sligo Creek.

The Takoma/Langley Sector Plan (2012) external link icon provides a revitalization and redevelopment framework for the northeast portion of the city encompassing University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue, north of Sligo Creek Parkway.

The Long Branch Sector Plan (Draft) external link icon provides a revitalization and redevelopment framework in preparation for the proposed Purple Line stop at Arliss Street.

Master Plans Impacting Takoma Park

Montgomery County's Planning Department has prepared several comprehensive plans that are relevant to Takoma Park. The following documents are available online:

Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan external link icon establishes a countywide network for utilitarian bicycle transportation and serves as an amendment to all community master plans and sector plans.

Purple Line Functional Master Plan external link icon presents a series of recommendations for the proposed transit line’s route, mode and stations.

PDF icon Master Plan of Highways and Transitways (PDF) external link icon updates Montgomery County’s road network and includes all transitways, rail stations and other transit centers in the county.

The following documents are available in print from the Silver Spring Planning Office Information Counter:

  • Environmental Resources: Eastern Montgomery County Master Plan Areas (1996)
  • Historic Resources of the Eastern Montgomery County Master Plan Areas (1995)
  • Eastern Montgomery County Master Plans Areas Population and Household Profiles (1995)
  • Eastern Montgomery County Neighborhood Retail Study (1994)
  • Transportation Report for the Eastern Montgomery County Master Plan Areas (1995)
  • Commercial Economic Health Assessment, Takoma Park and East Silver Spring (1998)
  • An Assessment of Housing and Resident Population in East Silver Spring and Takoma Park (1999)
  • Urban Parks and Open Space Concept for Silver Spring and Takoma Park (1997)
  • Takoma Park Old Town and Takoma Junction: Market Demographics and Commercial Space Inventory (2001)
  • Takoma Park Historic District Master Plan (1992)
  • Takoma Park Historic Preservation Amendment (1979)

The Silver Spring Planning Office Information Counter is located at:

8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (MAP external link icon)
Phone: 301-495-4610

Planning Resources

The following agencies and organizations provide additional comprehensive planning services in Takoma Park and the region:

The Montgomery County Planning Department external link icon develops master plans, reviews proposed development and analyzes a variety of types of information to help plan for the future in the county as a whole and specifically on projects in the Takoma Park / Silver Spring area. external link icon

The Prince George's County Planning Department external link icon is responsible for the development of plans affecting the International Corridor, Langley Park and other neighborhoods adjacent to Takoma Park.

The Maryland Department of Planning external link icon offers a variety of demographic data, information about State-wide planning requirements, and mapping services.

The District of Columbia's Office of Planning external link icon develops plans and oversees projects affecting the Takoma DC neighborhood external link icon immediately to the south of our community.

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments external link icon coordinates a variety of regional planning projects.

The National Capital Planning Commission external link icon provides planning services for federally-owned land in the region.

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