Housing and Economic Development Strategic Plan
About the Housing and Economic Development Strategic Plan
The Takoma Park City Council, having identified as priorities for the City, “the advancement of its economic development efforts” and the “creation of a livable community for all,” has authorized the development of a community wide strategic plan for the purpose of ensuring that a “range of safe, quality, and stable housing options are available for residents of varying incomes” and “to attract new businesses to the community and prepare for economic development within the City and the region.” (Council Resolution 2016-04, adopted February 24, 2016)
Current Project Status
To facilitate the development of the desired strategic plan, the City of Takoma Park has entered into a contract for services with The Cloudburst Group and its partners Fourth Economy and Mullin & Lonergan Associates.
Work on the Strategic Plan has begun: stakeholder interviews are underway and the analysis of various data resources is being completed. An online survey, designed to solicit input from community members on a variety of housing and economic development topics has been issued. The feedback collected during the stakeholder interviews and the survey will be used to inform the development of the strategic plan.
Strategic Plan – Listening Session: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
We invite you to join us as we continue our efforts to gather input from the community on the City’s upcoming Strategic Plan.
The planned listening session is intended to provide community members with an additional opportunity to weigh in on local housing and economic development conditions. How can the City work to improve housing affordability in Takoma Park? What can we do to better support local businesses? Your comments will be recorded, shared with the City Council and our consultant, and considered in the development of the Strategic Plan.
Recognizing that not everyone may be able to attend, we will be hosting a concurrent Facebook Live discussion that evening. Check in to see what others are saying and submit your comments online.
Project Lead & Contact Info
Sara Anne Daines
Director, Housing and Community Development
Strategic Plan Details
Project Info & Timeline
- Current target completion date: 2017 – September
- Project initiation date: 2016 – November
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development
Budget & Funding Source
Funding Source: City of Takoma Park FY17 Budget