Maple Avenue Connectivity Project
The Maple Avenue Connectivity Project is getting a reboot!
We envision a corridor where walking to school, biking to Sligo Creek, or catching the bus feels easy, comfortable, convenient and safe. As one of the most diverse and central corridors in the city, this project aims to strengthen transportation connections on Maple Avenue, especially for pedestrians, bike riders, and transit users.
We’re revisiting the previous Maple Avenue Complete Street planning process, and we need your help to make this project the best version of itself.
Opportunities to Engage
City staff are developing a series of pop-up workshops and meetings to revisit the preliminary concept designs (30% Designs) for Maple Avenue, and we want to hear from you!
Join us at a pop-up workshop! More locations and dates are being organized, so check back regularly!
- 9/26 @ 1:00-2:00pm: Franklin Apartments (7620 Maple Ave)
- 9/28 @ 4:30-6:00pm: Takoma Park Child Development Center (310 Tulip Ave)
- 10/3 @ 3:00-4:00pm: Youth Pop-Up (II) @ Teen Center (7500 Maple Ave)
- 10/? @ TBD: CHEER Community Picnic
Or share your thoughts and feedback using the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MapleAveFeedback.
[The survey will remain open until September 27th. ]
Preliminary concept designs (30% Designs) were completed on June 30th, 2021. The concept design was developed from community input based on four public meetings and a City Council hearing. The final products include cost estimates for improvements and preliminary concept design drawings for implementation. However, feedback after completion suggested that the designs needed additional rounds of review, feedback, and revision before moving the project forward.
In October, 2022, the MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Program awarded the City a grant for funds to complete the design work for the Maple Avenue Connectivity Project (formerly Complete Streets Project). The grant scope includes design work that revisits the existing preliminary (30% design) and then progresses the designs to shovel readiness (100%). It also includes funding dedicated to a feasibility study that explores better bike and pedestrian facilities for crossing the Maple Ave bridge.
RK&K was selected as the project consultant, and they have begun meeting with city staff to prepare the community engagement strategy for Fall 2023.
Links and Notes
- Planning and Community Development
- Bikeways Program
- Bus Stop Improvements
- Maple Avenue Connectivity Project
- Metropolitan Branch Trail Upgrade
- Minor Master Plan Amendment
- New Ave Bikeway
- Public Space Management Plan
- Safe Routes to School
- We Belong Here: The Takoma Park Equity Walk
Project Info & Timeline
- Completion date: November 2024 (Final Designs)
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development
Budget & Funding Source
In May 2020, the City was awarded $50,000 in the form of a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Technical Assistance Grant to develop an initial design concept for a Complete Street-style redesign of Maple Avenue from the Sligo Creek Pkwy to the DC Line.
In October 2022, the City was awarded $304,000 from the MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Program to develop final design plans for Maple Ave. The grant requires a 20% City match of $76,000. Once completed, the project will be shovel ready, pending construction funds.
- November 2024
Final (100%) designs presented to City Council for approval
- Summer 2024
Public engagement (Round 3)
- June 2024
Finalize semifinal (60%) designs
- Winter – Spring 2024
Public engagement (Round 2)
- Fall 2023
Finalize the preliminary (30%) designs
- Summer – Fall 2023
Public engagement (Round 1)
- June 8, 2023
Project kick-off meeting with RK&K
- December-February 2023
Open bidding process to identify project contractor
- October – November 2022
Develop and complete grant agreement with MDOT
- October 2022
City was awarded a MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Program grant to complete design work
- June 2021
Preliminary Concept Designs (30%) submitted to the City
- June 9, 2021
City Council Presentation [Slides from meeting (PDF); Video from meeting (Web link)]
- March 30, 2021
Community Meeting [Slides from meeting (PDF); Video from meeting (Web link); Chat comments from meeting (PDF)]
- March 18, 2021
Community Meeting [Slides from meeting (PDF); Video from meeting (Web link)]
- January 26 & 27, 2021
Stakeholders Meetings [Slides from meeting (PDF)]
- Winter 2020/2021
Toole Design Survey of Project Area
- November 2020
Kick-Off Meeting with Toole Design Group
- October 2020
Toole Design Group Selected as Consultant
- May 2020
MWCOG Technical Assistance Grant Awarded for Maple Avenue Complete Streets Redesign