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Takoma Junction Redevelopment

Following a solicitation and evaluation process, the City Council selected Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) to redevelop the Takoma Junction City-owned parking lot. The Development Agreement (2016) establishes the framework for the project. On July 25, 2018, the City Council endorsed NDC’s Draft Combined Plan, adopting Resolution 2018-41 authorizing the firm to proceed to the next phase of the development process.

The City’s goals are for the project to act as a stimulus to the commercial district and locally-owned,  independent businesses; improve the aesthetic appeal of the district; and be contextually sensitive and environmentally sustainable.

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Current Status

April/May 2021

Over the next two months, the City’s Takoma Junction Redevelopment Project will be in the final stages of its Montgomery County development review process.The design of the building and the site plan has changed somewhat since the adopted Resolution 2018-41 of the Takoma Park City Council in July 2018.

The revised plans will be considered by the Council during April sessions with a final vote by the Council on May 5. The site plan will then go before the Montgomery County Planning Board for final consideration, likely in late May.

Monday, April 12:  Presentation to Council followed by small group discussions on key elements.

Wednesday, April 14:   Council Work Session on the plans.

Wednesday, April 28: Public Hearing  and Council Work Session

Wednesday, May 5: Council vote on resolution on the project. The resolution  will then be transmitted to the Montgomery County Planning Board for consideration .

Takoma Junction Development Process: Where are we now?

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This visual depiction of the Takoma Junction development process was designed by Takoma Park resident, Bill Kules, in coordination with City staff.

August 17, 2020
Takoma Junction Project Next Steps –  Blog

Information prior to 2021 is available on the webpage:  Takoma Junction History and Timeline

Project Timeline
  • 2020-2021
    City Council and Montgomery County development review approval of site plan
  • January 2019
    Site Plan submitted to Montgomery County for development review
  • July 25, 2018
    Approval of Site Plan
  • October 25, 2017
    Approval of Concept Plan
  • July 27, 2016
    Approval of Development Agreement
  • April 13, 2015
    Selection of development partner
  • January 2014
    Release of Request for Proposals
Carroll Avenue view
Carroll Avenue view
Project  Costs

$89,630 (Legal fees – July 2015 to present)
$42,500 (Traffic Study – 2018)
$  5,000 (Mediation between NDC and TPSS Co-op – 2018)

Project Schedule

Detailed Project Schedule:  Updated February 2, 2021

Council Decisions

July 25, 2018
Council discussed and voted on a Resolution authorizing NDC to submit the Takoma Junction Site Plan to the Montgomery County Planning. Agenda; Video of Council Meeting; Resolution.

November 29, 2017
Council discussed and voted on a Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract to Augment the Traffic Study for the Takoma Junction Redevelopment. The City study includes traffic generated by the Hospital, the Community Center, and cut-through traffic, among other things. Agenda; Video of Council Meeting; Presentation Slides; Ordinance

October 25, 2017
Council passed a Resolution regarding the Neighborhood Development Concept Plan. Agenda; Video of Council Meeting; Resolution

January 11, 2017
Council passed a Resolution authorizing NDC to seek a Letter of Intent with a new anchor tenant for the Takoma Junction  project.  Agenda; Video of Council Meeting;  Presentation Slides; Resolution.

December 7, 2016
Council passed a Resolution granting a 30-day extension period for the Letter of Intent between NDC and the TPSS Co-op.  Agenda; Video of Council Meeting; Resolution.

July 27, 2016
Council passed a Resolution authorizing execution of the  Development Agreement and a Resolution establishing the Community Consultation Process Advisory Committee.  Agenda; Video of Council Meeting; Development Agreement.

April 13, 2015
Council passed a resolution authorizing the initiation of negotiations with Neighborhood Development Company, LLC for the redevelopment of the City lot at the Takoma Junction. Resolution.

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