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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.

Current Status

Montgomery Planning staff, with the support the the City’s Planning Division, are wrapping up the first phase of the project, which explores the existing conditions of the project area. This includes assessing the history, quality, and availability of zoning, housing, transportation, open space, historic buildings and sites, and environmental issues, such as creek conservation and stormwater impacts.

***If you would like to host an informational meeting on the Minor Master Plan process for your friends, neighbors, community group, please send an email to takomaparkmma@montgomeryplanning.org.***

For full details on this initiative, including timelines, goals, and frequently asked questions,  check out the updated County webpage.

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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

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.

 

Project Lead

Alex Freedman
Acting Planning & Development Manager
Phone: 301-891-7119
Email: alexanderf@takomaparkmd.gov

Aerial view of Maple Avenue
Aerial view of Maple Avenue
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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

  • 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
  • Spring – Summer 2022
    Visioning Phase and Development of Preliminary Recommendations
  • Summer – Fall 2022
    Preparation of Working Draft Plan
  • Fall 2022
    Planning Board Public Hearing
  • September  2022 – December 2022
    Planning Board Work sessions
  • January 2023
    County Council Public Hearing
  • February – May 2023
    County Council Committees, Work sessions, Approved Plan
  • June 2023
    Approved and Adopted Plan
  • July – September 2023
    Sectional Map Amendments

Planning and Community Development Division Sections