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Facade Advisory Board

About the Facade Advisory Board

From Takoma Park Municipal Code 8.40.010:

The Facade Advisory Board (FAB) is established as an advisory panel to:

  1. Help ensure that facade designs and their maintenance are harmonious and consistent with the intended quality and character of the commercial areas of Takoma Park;
  2. Provide guidance and assistance to commercial building and business owners seeking permits for facade alterations, signs, and new construction work;
  3. Coordinate with and advise the City of Takoma Park Code Enforcement Department;
  4. Inform citizens and business owners of the historic district benefits and requirements and to continue coordinating with the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission and the Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services—Code Enforcement (MCFD) regarding necessary approvals. (Ord. 1999-43 § 1A, 1999)

Facade Advisory Board Membership

The Board consists of seven voting members: at least two members shall be professional architects, planners and/or historians; at least two members shall be building or business owners located in the Old Takoma area; one member shall represent Historic Takoma, Inc.

Facade Advisory Board Members

First NameLast NameWardRepresenting
DarsieCahall2Landscape Designer
NicholasCorcoran6Architect
JamesDiLuigi6Historic Takoma, Inc.
WilliamFischer (chair)2Architect
RickLeonard3Business Owner
LucyMoore (co-chair)3Architect
LorrainePearsall1Historic Takoma, Inc. (alternate)
EricSepler3Business Owner
Table: Current Facade Advisory Board members. Table maintained by Rosalind Grigsby, Community Development Manager. (rosalindg@takomaparkmd.gov)

Facade Advisory Board Meetings

Meetings are usually held at 6:30 PM in the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center located  at 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Meeting dates and agenda deadlines are posted on the City Council, Board, Commission & Committee Calendar page.

Changes of location or date will be posted in the Community Center and noted on the City Council, Board, Commission & Committee Calendar page.

Facade Advisory Board Agendas & Approved Minutes

DateDocument Type / DescriptionAgenda / Minutes (PDF download)
2015-01-13AgendaJanuary 13, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-01-13MinutesJanuary 13, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-03-10AgendaMarch 10, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-04-14AgendaApril 14, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-05-15AgendaMay 15, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-07-14Draft AgendaJuly 14, 2015 Meeting Agenda (draft) - Facade Advisory Board
2015-07-14MinutesJuly 14, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-07-28MinutesJuly 28, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
Table: Facade Advisory Board Agendas & Approved Minutes.

Facade Advisory Board Documents & Reports

Facade Advisory Board Reports & Other Documents

DateDocument Type / DescriptionDocument Title (PDF download)
2015-07-15Approval LetterApproval letter for 7006 Carroll Avenue (Olive Lounge)
2015-01-14Approval LetterApproval letter for 7071 Carroll Avenue (Capital City Cheesecake)
2010-09-01ReportDesign Guidelines for Commercial Buildings in the City of Takoma Park, Maryland
Table: Facade Advisory Board reports & other documents.

Contact the Facade Advisory Board

Planning
Housing & Community Development
Phone: 301-891-7224
Email: planning@takomaparkmd.gov

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