Takoma Park Minor Master Plan
Before moving to White Oak in 2019, the Washington Adventist Hospital was one of the largest employers in Takoma Park and contributed to the community for over 100 years. Now Montgomery Planning (M-NCPPC), in partnership with the City of Takoma Park, has the unique opportunity to revisit the area and update related portions of the 2000 Takoma Park Master Plan with the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment.
The Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment will re-envision the Washington Adventist Hospital and University campuses, the Erie Center, and the area along Maple Avenue. The planning team will work with community members throughout the planning process to create a guiding roadmap for the development and community resources this area will be able to provide over the coming years.
For full details on this initiative, including timelines, goals, and frequently asked questions, check out the updated Montgomery Planning webpage.
The County’s Takoma Park Minor Master Plan team will present the draft Staff Report to City Council on Wednesday, May 24th. Council is scheduled for a voting session regarding the draft Staff Report on June 7th, for a resolution to the Planning Board, which will meet on June 8th.
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Links & Notes
Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Montgomery County Planning Department and the City of Takoma Park
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).
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.
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).
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
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.
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).
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.
- April 10: Takoma Park City Council Briefing
- April 18: Community Presentation
- April 20: Montgomery County Planning Board Briefing
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.
- Briefing Presentation Recording — first item on agenda
A. Heffner Park Community Center (MIHP# : M:37-61)
42 Oswego Avenue
B. Krestview (MIHP# M:37-57)
7625 Carroll Avenue
C. Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church (MIHP# M:37-60)
7700 Carroll Avenue
Planning & Development Manager
- 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
- Completion date: Winter 2024
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Partner with Montgomery Planning
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development
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.
- April – June, 2021
Scope of Work and Plan Area Boundary Report
- July 7, 2021
Takoma Park City Council review and vote on draft scope and boundaries for study area
- September 30, 2021
Takoma Montgomery Planning Board review and vote on draft scope and boundaries for study area
- Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
Existing Conditions research and analysis
- March 9, 2022
Existing Conditions Presentation to City Council
- March 29, 2022
Existing Conditions Presentation to the Community (Zoom)
- March 30, 2022
Existing Conditions Presentation to County Planning Board
- April 22, 2022
Briefing on the cultural and historic resources in the plan area to County Planning Board (video)
- Summer – Fall 2022
Finish existing conditions analysis
- October 18, 2022
Community Open House @ Piney Branch Elementary School
- Fall 2022 – Winter 2023
- Winter – Spring 2023
Develop Working Draft
- April 10, 2023
City Council Presentation for Preliminary Recommendations
- April 13, 2023
County Planning Board Presentation for Preliminary Recommendations
- April 18, 2023
Takoma Park Community Meeting for Preliminary Recommendations
- May 10, 2023
May 10: Historic Preservation Commission
- Spring 2023 – Winter 2024M
– Planning Board – Public Hearing/Work Sessions
– County Council – Review/Public Hearing/Work Sessions
– Approval and Adoption
– Sectional Map Amendment