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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

Adapted from Takoma Park Municipal Code 8.40.020:

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. Members are appointed to staggered three-year terms expiring March 31. The representative appointee and alternate from Historic Takoma are appointed annually.

Facade Advisory Board Members

First NameLast NameWardRepresentingTerm Expiration
NicholasCorcoran2Architect2022
JamesDiLuigi6Historic Takoma, Inc.(alternate) 2020
AnneFothergill3Planner, Historian2022
LucyMoore (chair)3Architect2021
LorrainePearsall1Historic Takoma, Inc. 2020
EricSepler3Business Owner2021
MalcolmWilliams6At Large2020
(Vacant)(Vacant)-Business or Property Owner in Old Town or Takoma Junction2020
Table: Current Facade Advisory Board members

Facade Advisory Board Meetings

Meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m.  on the second Tuesday in the month. The Board meets in the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center located  at 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912. All meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates are posted on the City Council, Board, Commission & Committee Calendar page.

Application materials for a project review are due one week prior to the meeting. Contact the Housing & Community Development Department, 301-891-7119 or email planning@takomaparkmd.gov

To submit public comments to the Board, please use the webform:

Facade Advisory Board Agendas & Approved Minutes

DateDocument Type / DescriptionAgenda MinutesVideo Recording
2019-06-11Meeting materialsJune 11, 2019 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board June 11, 2019 Video
2019-01-08Meeting materialsJanuary 8, 2019 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board January 8, 2019 Video
2018-07-10Meeting materialsJuly 10, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardJuly 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board July 10, 2018 Video
2018-05-22Meeting materialsMay 22, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardMay 22, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board May 22, 2018 Video
2018-04-10Meeting materialsApril 10, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardApril 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board April 10, 2018 Video
2018-03-13Meeting materialsMarch 13, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardMarch 13, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board March 13, 2018 Video
2018-01-09Meeting materialsJanuary 9, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardJanuary 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board

January 9, 2018 Video
2017-12-04Meeting materialsDecember 4, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardDecember 4, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-11-14Meeting materialsNovember 14, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardNovember 14, 2017 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-09-12Meeting materialsSeptember 12, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardSeptember 12, 2017 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-07-11Meeting materialsJuly 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardJuly 11, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-06-27Meeting materialsJune 27, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardJune 27, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-05-31Meeting materialsMay 31, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardMay 31, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-05-09Meeting materialsMay 9, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardMay 9, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-04-11Meeting materialsApril 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardApril 11, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-01-10Meeting materialsJanuary 10, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardJanuary 10, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-11-15Meeting materialsNovember 15, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardNovember 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-11-03Meeting materialsNovember 3, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardNovember 3, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-09-13Meeting materialsSeptember 13, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardSeptember 13, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-08-04Meeting materialsAugust 4, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardAugust 4, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-07-12Meeting materialsJuly 12, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardJuly 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-05-10Meeting materialsMay 10, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardMay 10, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-04-12Meeting materialsApril 12, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardApril 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-03-08Meeting materialsMarch 8, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardMarch 8, 2016 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-12-08Meeting materialsDecember 8, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardDecember 8, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-11-10Meeting materialsNovember 10, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardNovember 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-09-08Meeting materialsSeptember 8, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardSeptember 8, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-07-28Meeting materialsJuly 28, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardJuly 28, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-07-14Meeting materialsJuly 14, 2015 Meeting Agenda (draft) - Facade Advisory BoardJuly 14, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-01-13Meeting materialsJanuary 13, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory BoardJanuary 13, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2019-10-08Meeting materialsOctober 8, 2019 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
Table: Facade Advisory Board agendas & approved minutes

Facade Advisory Board Reports & Other Documents

Facade Advisory Board Reports & Other Documents

DateDocument Type / DescriptionDocument Title & Link (PDF download)
2016-03-08By-lawsBy-laws
2010-09-01design guidelinesDesign Guidelines for Commercial Buildings in the City of Takoma Park, Maryland
2016-05-12informational documentApproved and Adopted Amendment to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation: Takoma Park Historic District and Carroll Manor/Douglas House
2016-05-12informational documentMaryland Historical Trust Small Commercial Tax Credit
1992-06-01master planAmendment - Takoma Park Historic District
2017-01-10project reviewProject Review for 7014 Westmoreland Avenue
2019-06-11project review letterProject Review for 7054 & 7056 Carroll Avenue
2018-07-10project review letterProject Review for 7000 Carroll Avenue
2018-05-22project review letterProject Review for 6935 Laurel Avenue
2018-04-10project review letterProject Review for 7050 Carroll Avenue
2018-03-13project review letterProject Review for 7212 Carroll Avenue
2018-01-09project review letterProject Review for 7034 Carroll Avenue
2017-12-04project review letter Project Review for 7212 Carroll Avenue
2017-11-14project review letterProject Review for 7322 Carroll Avenue
2017-09-13project review letter Project Review for 7322 Carroll Avenue
2017-07-11project review letterProject Review for 6935 Laurel Avenue
2017-05-31project review letterProject Review for 7302 Carroll Avenue
2017-04-11project review letterProject Review for 7000 Carroll Avenue
2016-11-04project review letterProject Review for 7000 Carroll Avenue
2016-08-04project review letterProject Review for 7040 Carroll Avenue
2016-07-12project review letterProject Review for Laurel Avenue Tree Fences
2016-05-10project review letterProject Review for 7320 Carroll Avenue
2016-04-13project review letterProject Review for 7322 Carroll Avenue
2016-04-13project review letterProject Review for 6917 Laurel Avenue
2016-04-05project review letterProject Review Letter for 6915 and 6917 Laurel Avenue
2015-12-18project review letterProject Review for 1 Columbia Avenue
2015-07-30project review letterProject Review for 7212 Carroll Avenue (Montessori School)
2015-07-15project review letterProject Review for 7006 Carroll Avenue (Olive Lounge)
2015-01-14project review letterProject Review for 7071 Carroll Avenue (Capital City Cheesecake)
Table: Facade Advisory Board reports & other documents

Contact the Facade Advisory Board

Planning
Housing & Community Development
Email: planning@takomaparkmd.gov
Phone: 301-891-7119

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