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New Sidewalk Requests

How To Request A Sidewalk

The Takoma Park City Council has established a process for new sidewalk requests. Residents request the initiation of a sidewalk planning process via an active and recognized neighborhood association or residents in the affected area request that the City perform a survey of the households in the affected area and at least 50% of the responders provide a yes vote. The City Council or City Manager can also initiate a new sidewalk request.

City staff will review the request and determine the appropriate length of the proposed sidewalk, to ensure that it will function effectively and be in compliance with Federal and state regulations.

Once a request is received by any of the methods listed above, the City will schedule a community meeting. All households in the affected area will be mailed a notice notifying them of the meeting. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide factual information about the requirements for the size, location and construction impacts of a sidewalk, and inform residents of the City’s planning process for new sidewalk requests.

After the meeting, the City will mail a survey to the households in the affected area. If at least 50% of the responses received are positive, the project will be assigned to an engineering firm for development. The design development process will be dependent on funding and requests will be placed in a queue based on the date the request was received or survey was completed.

Complete details on how to request a sidewalk are available in Takoma Park City Council Resolution 2012-16.

If you have any additional questions please contact the Public Works Director.

Daryl Braithwaite
Public Works Director
Phone: 301-891-7615
Email: DarylB@takomaparkmd.gov

Status of New Sidewalk Requests

New Sidewalk Requests - Status

LocationStatusDesign DocumentsAdditional Documents
Glenside DriveDesign development expected in FY 2017.--
Kansas Lane (from Allegheny to Cockerille)Received petition to make it a one way street. Public hearing to be scheduled.--
Larch Avenue (from Glaizewood to Elm)In Design development. Out of 41 votes received, 29 were in favor of moving the project to design stage.--
Lincoln Avenue (400 & 500 block)NEW MEETING DATE May 31st @ 7:30 pm in the Azalea room, Community Center. In design development.4' North Plan, 4' South Plan, 5' North Plan, 5' South PlanMarch 8, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Maple Avenue (7900 block)Design development expected in FY 2017.--
Table: Status of new sidewalk requests. Table maintained by the Public Works Department. (publicworks@takomaparkmd.gov)

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