Vacant and Distressed Properties Initiative
About the Vacant and Distressed Properties Initiative
This initiative aims to develop programming and legislation designed to discourage the abandonment and neglect of residential, commercial and institutional properties.
Do you need to register a vacant or vacant distressed property? Visit our Vacant Property Registration page.
Current Project Status
Ordinance 2016-12 amending Chapter 6 of the City Code to provide for the registration of Vacant and Distressed Properties was adopted on March 23, 2016. Applications for the registration of both Vacant and Vacant Distressed Properties are available online and from the Housing and Community Development Department.
Additional information on the registration requirements and the registration forms can be found in Links & Notes.
Project Lead & Contact Info
Sara Anne Daines
Director of Housing & Community Development
Vacant and Distressed Properties Initiative Details
Project Info & Timeline
- Target completion date: 2016 – April
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development
Budget & Funding Source
Links & Notes
NEW Vacant Property Ordinance – Takoma Park Newsletter June 2016
Vacant Property Registration Requirements: Fact Sheet
Vacant Property Registration Form
Vacant Distressed Property Registration Form
Council Discussion on Vacant and Blighted Properties – April 6, 2016
Council Discussion on Vacant and Blighted Properties – March 23, 2016
Council Discussion on Vacant and Blighted Properties – March 2, 2016
Council Discussion on Vacant and Blighted Property Initiative – July 20, 2015
Council Discussion on Vacant and Blighted Property Initiative – May 4, 2015
Council Discussion on Vacant and Blighted Property Initiative – July 21, 2014