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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
JamesDiLuigi6Historic Takoma, Inc.(alternate) 2019
WilliamFischer (co-chair)2architect2019
AnneFothergill3planner, historian2019
LucyMoore (chair)3architect2021
LorrainePearsall1Historic Takoma, Inc. 2019
EricSepler3business owner2021
MalcolmWilliams62020
(Vacant)(Vacant)-2020
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.

Facade Advisory Board Agendas & Approved Minutes

DateDocument Type / DescriptionAgenda / Minutes (PDF download)Video Recording
2018-01-09AgendaJanuary 9, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board January 9, 2018 Video

2017-12-04Minutes December 4, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-12-04AgendaDecember 4, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2017-11-14AgendaNovember 14, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2017-11-14MinutesNovember 14, 2017 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-09-12AgendaSeptember 12, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2017-09-12MinutesSeptember 12, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-07-11MinutesJuly 11, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-07-11AgendaJuly 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2017-06-27MinutesJune 27, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-06-27AgendaJune 27, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2017-05-31MinutesMay 31, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-05-31AgendaMay 31, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2017-05-09MinutesMay 9, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-04-11AgendaApril 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2017-04-11MinutesApril 11, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2017-03-14AgendaMarch 14, 2017 Meeting Agenda - CANCELED - Facade Advisory Board
2017-01-10AgendaJanuary 10, 2017 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2017-01-10MintuesJanuary 10, 2017 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-11-15AgendaNovember 15, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2016-11-15MinutesNovember 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-11-03AgendaNovember 3, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2016-11-03MinutesNovember 3, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-09-13MinutesSeptember 13, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-09-13AgendaSeptember 13, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2016-08-04MinutesAugust 4, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-08-04AgendaAugust 4, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2016-07-12AgendaJuly 12, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2016-07-12Minutes July 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-05-10MinutesMay 10, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-05-10AgendaMay 10, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2016-04-12MinutesApril 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-04-12AgendaApril 12, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2016-03-08AgendaMarch 8, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2016-03-08MinutesMarch 8, 2016 Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2016-01-12Agenda - meeting cancelledJanuary 12, 2016 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-12-08AgendaDecember 8, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-12-08MinutesDecember 8, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-11-10MinutesNovember 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-11-10AgendaNovember 10, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-09-08MinutesSeptember 8, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-09-08AgendaSeptember 8, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-07-28MinutesJuly 28, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-07-14AgendaJuly 14, 2015 Meeting Agenda (draft) - Facade Advisory Board
2015-07-14MinutesJuly 14, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-05-15Agenda - meeting cancelledMay 15, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-04-14Agenda - meeting cancelledApril 14, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-03-10Agenda - meeting cancelledMarch 10, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2015-01-13MinutesJanuary 13, 2015 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board
2015-01-13AgendaJanuary 13, 2015 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2018-02-20Agenda - meeting canceledFebruary 20, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2018-03-13AgendaMarch 13, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2018-03-13MinutesMarch 13, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board March 13, 2018 Video

2018-04-10MinutesApril 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board April 10, 2018 Video

2018-04-10AgendaApril 10, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2018-05-08Agenda - meeting canceledMay 8, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2018-05-22AgendaMay 22, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2018-05-22MinutesMay 22, 2018 Meeting Minutes - Facade Advisory Board May 22, 2018 Video
2018-06-12Agenda - meeting canceledJune 12, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2018-07-10AgendaJuly 10, 2018 Meeting Agenda - Facade Advisory Board
2018-07-10Mintues July 10, 2018 Video
2018-08-13Meeting canceled
2018-09-11Meeting canceled
2018-10-09Meeting canceled
2018-11-13Meeting canceled
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)
2016-08-04project review letterProject Review for 7040 Carroll Avenue
2016-07-12project review letterProject Review for Laurel Avenue Tree Fences
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
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)
2010-09-01design guidelinesDesign Guidelines for Commercial Buildings in the City of Takoma Park, Maryland
2016-11-04project review letterProject Review for 7000 Carroll Avenue
2017-01-10project reviewProject Review for 7014 Westmoreland Avenue
2017-04-11project review letterProject Review for 7000 Carroll Avenue
2017-05-31project review letterProject Review for 7302 Carroll Avenue
2017-07-11project review letterProject Review for 6935 Laurel Avenue
2017-09-13project review letter Project Review for 7322 Carroll Avenue
2017-11-14project review letterProject Review for 7322 Carroll Avenue
2017-12-04project review letter Project Review for 7212 Carroll Avenue
2016-03-08By-lawsBy-laws
2018-01-09project review letterProject Review for 7034 Carroll Avenue
2018-03-13project review letterProject Review for 7212 Carroll Avenue
2018-04-10project review letterProject Review for 7050 Carroll Avenue
1992-06-01master planAmendment - Takoma Park Historic District
2018-05-22project review letterProject Review for 6935 Laurel Avenue
2018-07-10project review letterProject Review for 7000 Carroll Avenue
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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