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Takoma Park Minor Master Plan

 Montgomery Planning (M-NCPPC), in partnership with the City of Takoma Park, is undertaking the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan to update of portions of the 2000 Takoma Park Master Plan.  The Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment  re-envisions the Washington Adventist Hospital and University campuses, the Erie Center, and the area along Maple Avenue.

  • Check out the updated Montgomery Planning webpage for full details on this initiative, including timelines, goals, and frequently asked questions.  Stay up-to-date with the latest news about the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment.  Minor Master Plan Planning Board Draft, Fall 2023
Current Status

Update: February 23, 2024

Transmittal of Comments on the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendments by County Executive Marck Elrich

 

Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing, and Parks Committee will hold three work sessions for in-depth analysis, committee member discussion, and potential amendments to the plan. Work Sessions are scheduled for:

 February 5, 2024

 Rescheduled: March 4, 2024

January 29, 2024:

Update: January 26, 2024

Montgomery County Council held a Public Hearing on the Minor Master Plan on January 25, 2024.

Addendum

 

 


Climate Assessment for Planning Board Draft of the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment (released 1/18/2024)

On September 30, 2021, the Montgomery County Planning Board approved the project boundary and scope of work for the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan.

Links & Notes

December 14, 2023:  The Montgomery Planning Board held Worksession #6 on the Minor Master Plan. Agenda, Video
The Board took two votes:

  • Vote to approve the Public Hearing Draft as the Planning Board draft and to transmit it to the County Council and County Executive.
    Passed 5-0.
  • Approve listing the following properties to the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Properties: Heffner Park Community Center (42 Oswego Avenue); Krestview (7625 Carroll Avenue); and The Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church (7700 Carroll Avenue).
    Passed 5-0.

December 13, 2023: The Takoma Park City Council passed Resolution 2023-38, supporting the adoption and transmittal of the Planning Board Draft to the Montgomery County Council of the Minor Master Plan Amendment, with conditions,  in a 6-1 vote. Agenda, Video

Montgomery County Planning Board held work sessions on the Minor Master Plan:

September 14, 2023: The Montgomery County Planning Board held a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 14, 2023 for community input on the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment.

September 13, 2023:  The  Council passed Resolution 2023-33, Comments on the Public Hearing Draft of the Minor Master Plan Amendment.

August 16, 2023:  Minor Master Plan Information Session.
Hosted by Mayor Searcy and Council members Fulcher, Dyballa, Gibson, and Small.

July 18, 2023: Minor Master Plan Information Session
Community meeting hosted by Council members Seamens  and Honzak for Wards 4 and 5 at the Washington Adventist University campus.

June 7, 2023:  the City Council passed a resolution to the Planning Board regarding the process of the plan moving forward to the Public Hearing:  Resolution 2023-16.

May 24, 2023: The planning team presented the working draft with recommendations presentation (PDF) recommendations for the City Council meeting.

May 10: Historic Preservation Commission: Public Hearing and Worksession: Listing to the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites and to the Master Plan for Historic Preservation – Amendment.

April 10, 18, 20, 2023: The planning team presented an identical presentation (PDF) of their preliminary recommendations for the plan area at three different public meetings.

October 18, 2022: Montgomery Planning staff hosted a community Open House at Piney Branch Elementary School to gather community feedback. Over 100 residents attended the event. The materials shared at the event are available in the County’s Visioning Dashboard (link).

March 2022: The planning team presented the Existing Conditions of the plan area to the Takoma Park City Council (March 9), the community (March 29) and the Montgomery County Planning Board (March 31). Download the Existing Conditions presentation: English | አማርኛ | Español | Français.

September 30, 2021: The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the Minor Master Plan project boundary and scope of work. This formally kicks off the two-year Minor Master Plan process. Staff Report | Presentation

July 7, 2021: City Planning staff made a presentation to City Council, and Council unanimously approved Resolution 2021-22 on the proposed boundary of the Minor Master Plan Amendment. Council agenda item and meeting video (beginning at 01:27:57).

June 14, 2021: Montgomery Planning staff made a presentation to Council regarding draft scope of work and project boundaries. Council agenda item and meeting video.

March 24, 2021: Montgomery Planning staff made a presentation to Council regarding the process and schedule for the Plan.
Council agenda item and meeting video (beginning at 18:54).

July 22, 2020: Presentation to City Council on Minor Master Plan by
Montgomery Planning Director, Gwen Wright
Council agenda item and slides

Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Montgomery County Planning Department and the City of Takoma Park

 

 

 

Project Lead

Rosalind Grigsby
Planning & Development Manager
Phone: 301-891-7119
Email: rosalindg@takomaparkmd.gov

Aerial view of Maple Avenue
Aerial view of Maple Avenue
  Quicklinks

Blog Posts about the Plan and the Process

Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Montgomery County Council Public Hearing
Thursday, January 25

Takoma Park Minor Master Plan — FAQs
August 25, 2023

How Will the City’s Stormwater & Tree Protection Policies Impact the Minor Master Plan?
August 23, 2023

Developing Land in Montgomery County: City of Takoma Park Edition
August 16, 2023

Minor Master Plan and Protecting Affordable Housing on Maple Avenue
August 16, 2023

Minor Master Plan: What are Planning Board Work Sessions and how do they intersect with the Plan?
August 10, 2023

How Does Thrive Montgomery 2050 Fit with the Minor Master Plan Process?
August 9, 2023

CR/CRN/CRT – What are These Mixed-Use Zones and How are They Different?
August 9, 2023

Montgomery County Climate Assessments and Plans
August 8, 2023

Montgomery County Racial Equity and Social Justice Act and the Minor Master Plan
August 8, 2023

How Big Can You Build a Building? (And What is Floor Area Ratio – FAR)?
August 1, 2023

Minor Master Plan: How Will these Recommendations, Improvements and Amenities be Implemented?
August 1, 2023

How Does the Minor Master Plan Address Public School Capacity?
July 28, 2023

What is the Minor Master Plan and Why Are We Doing It?
July 26, 2023

Minor Master Plan — Frequently Asked Questions
July 18, 2023

Minor Master Plan Summary
July 18, 2023

Project Info

Budget & Funding Source

This initiative is part of the work plan for County and City planning staff. The only expected costs to the City will be minor expenses for outreach and public meetings.

Timeline

  • Winter 2024
    County Council

    January 25, 2024 – Public Hearing
    Work Sessions
    – Approval and Adoption
    – Sectional Map Amendment
  • December 14, 2023
    Planning Board vote
  • December 13, 2023
    City Council vote on the Public Hearing Draft: Resolution 2023-38
  • Fall 2023
    Planning Board Worksessions
    –October 19, 2023
    –November 2, 2023
    –November 9, 2023
    –November 16, 2023
    –November 30, 2023
    –December 14, 2023
  • September 14, 2023
    Planning Board Public Hearing
    September 13, 2023
    City Council Resolution on the Public Hearing Draft: Resolution 2023-33
  • June 8, 2023
    Montgomery Planning Board review and vote on working draft
  • June 7, 2023
    City Council Vote for Working Draft
    Resolution 2023-16
  • May 24, 2023
    City Council Presentation for Working Draft
  • May 10, 2023
    Historic Preservation Commission Hearing about Designations for Historic Resources
  • April 18, 2023
    Takoma Park Community Meeting for Preliminary Recommendations
  • April 13, 2023
    County Planning Board Presentation for Preliminary Recommendations
  • April 10, 2023
    Takoma Park City Council Briefing
  • Winter – Spring 2023
    Develop Working Draft
  • Fall 2022 – Winter 2023
    Visioning Phase
  • October 18, 2022
    Community Open House @ Piney Branch Elementary School
  • Summer – Fall 2022
    Finish existing conditions analysis
  • April 22, 2022
    Briefing on the cultural and historic resources in the plan area  to County Planning Board (video)
  • March 30, 2022
    Existing Conditions Presentation to County Planning Board
  • March 29, 2022
    Existing Conditions Presentation to the Community (Zoom)
  • March 9, 2022
    Existing Conditions Presentation to City Council
  • Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
    Existing Conditions research and analysis
  • September 30, 2021
    Montgomery Planning Board review and vote on draft scope and boundaries for study area
  • July 7,  2021
    Takoma Park City Council review and vote on draft scope and boundaries for study area: Resolution 2021-22
  • April – June, 2021
    Scope of Work and Plan Area Boundary Report
  • July 22, 2020
    Presentation to City Council on Minor Master Plan by Montgomery Planning Director, Gwen Wright

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