Takoma Junction Redevelopment
About the Takoma Junction Redevelopment
The Takoma Junction City-owned parking lot is slated for redevelopment to revitalize the commercial area. The Takoma Park City Council selected the team of Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) for the project. NDC and Council have negotiated a Development Agreement, establishing a framework for the overall project, identifying the actions that will be required to proceed with the planned development, and reaffirming Council’s expectations regarding the nature of the development.
Current Project Status
On November 29, the Council passed a Single Reading Ordinance authorizing a contract to augment the Traffic Study for the Takoma Junction Redevelopment. On October 25, 2017, the Council voted on a resolution regarding the Concept Plan presented by NDC to the City Council on September 27, 2017. NDC presented the concept plan in order to get feedback to strengthen and refine the site plan, which is scheduled to come before Council in early 2018.
Information about the Redevelopment
In response to community discussion and questions, the following Q&A has been prepared. The information will be updated periodically as needed.
NDC submitted a letter to the Council on October 17 in response to public comments regarding the concept plan.
The City Manager sent a letter to the TPSS Co-op on October 18 requesting information about how the Co-op is addressing the issues it has raised during the discussion of the planned development.
Co-op General Manager sent a letter on October 25 in response to some of the questions raised by the City Manager.
Opportunities for Public Input:
There are many opportunities for public input at each step in the development permitting process, which requires approvals from several different agencies:
- Takoma Park Facade Advisory Board
- Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission
- Takoma Park City Council
- Montgomery County Planning Board
Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for distribution to the Takoma Park City Council.
Project Lead & Contact Info
Project Info & Timeline
- Current target completion date: 2020
- Project initiation date: 2014 — January
- Project Schedule: UPDATED October 23, 2017
- Original target completion date: 2019
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development
Budget & Funding Source
Legal fees, spent to date: $89,629.20
Funding source: General funds
Links & Notes
Updates about the City Council process are presented below in reverse chronological order, from the release of the request for proposals in January 2014 to the present.
Community Consultation Process Advisory Committee
The City Council appointed the Community Consultation Process Advisory Committee to help facilitate community input and feedback at critical stages of the Takoma Junction development project. The Committee served from July 2016 to April 2017.
November 29 — Council Meeting
Council discussed and voted on a Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract to Augment the Traffic Study for the Takoma Junction Redevelopment. Council agenda, video, slides, ordinance
March 9 and 12 – Community Meetings
Two identical meetings looked at the topics of the public realm and access and mobility. View the Takoma Junction meeting presentation slides. The meetings were well attended by over 85 people representing all wards of the City.
February 23 and 26 – Community Meetings
Two identical meetings looked at the topics of form and character with market and retail ideas. View the Takoma Junction meeting presentation slides. The meetings were well attended by almost 100 people representing all wards of the City.
January 11 – Council Meeting
Council held a work session and voting session related to Section 4 “Co-op” of the Development Agreement between NDC and the City of Takoma Park. Council passed a resolution authorizing NDC to seek a Letter of Intent with another anchor tenant for the Takoma Junction project. Agenda, Video, Resolution and slides.
For earlier updates, please see Takoma Junction – History and Timeline