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Takoma Junction Development Review

The Takoma Junction City-owned parking lot is the site for planned redevelopment. The City has partnered with Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) for the project.

Montgomery County Development Review

In the City of Takoma Park, development review and zoning authority lie with the Montgomery County Planning Department. For general information about development review in Takoma Park, please see Development Review.

Current Status

October 23, 2019 -- Historic Preservation Commission Preliminary Consultation

NDC had a Preliminary Consultation with the Historic Preservation Commission on October 23, 2019. HPC submission materials - UPDATED with Staff Report.

August 14, 2019 --  Historic Preservation Commission Preliminary Consultation

On July 24, 2019, NDC submitted materials for a Historic Preservation Commission Preliminary Consultation on August 14, 2019. The consultation will focus on height, massing and setback issues. The plans are preliminary and NDC anticipates having ongoing discussions with the HPC and County Planning staff following this submission that may likely result in further revisions.  HPC Submission materials.  Letter from the City Manager to HPC.

May 21, 2019 -- Historic Preservation Commission Preliminary Consultation

On May 21, the HPC provided preliminary comments to NDC regarding the submitted plan. Staff Report. Video

March 1, 2019 -- Council-NDC-Staff weekly calls

On March 1, 2019, Takoma Park City Council members, City staff, and NDC representatives began a weekly conference call to share updates and ask questions.

February 19, 2019

NDC has submitted a corrected letter to the City Council providing updated information on the status of their project. Because efforts to obtain transferrable development rights (TDRs) to allow for the originally-proposed size of the building did not materialize, NDC is now proposing a building with a smaller footprint. This smaller plan maintains the important front building line but removes square footage from the rear of the building.

At this time, the combined preliminary plan/site plan is being reviewed by the staff of the member agencies and departments of the Development Review Committee (DRC). The DRC is scheduled to discuss the plan at its March 19th meeting. The comments/questions that arise from this meeting will provide important information to the City Council as it considers the revised plan.

Takoma Park staff will be reviewing the plan and how it complies with best practices and applicable laws in planning, stormwater, and tree protection. Staff will share these comments at the DRC meeting. When the plan comes back before the City Council, these and other DRC comments will be considered by the Council, along with a review of the plan in light of past City Council resolutions on the project and the Development Agreement.

The City Council is likely to get a presentation on the plan and the initial comments from the DRC meeting in late March. The City Council will then consider a resolution on the modified plan after the final DRC report is prepared but before the Montgomery County Planning Board considers the application. It is not yet known when the application will come before the Planning Board.

February 14, 2019

NDC submitted plans for the Montgomery County Development Review. On February 14, 2019,   the County accepted the application and the documents have been posted on the Development Activity Information Center on their website for Application # 120190150 and Application #820190090.

January 31, 2019:

The submission by Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) of the plans for the Takoma Junction project is nearly complete and will likely become public in early February. As part of the expected back-and-forth between NDC and the Montgomery County plan reviewers, additional detailed plan information has been requested and provided. Because the submission does not include the sources of planned transferable development rights (TDRs) to allow the building to be the size proposed in the plans, the County requested information on how the building would be designed if transferable development rights (TDRs) were not able to be obtained. Part of the submission, therefore, is an additional plan showing a building of a smaller size, with the reduction in square footage taken from the rear of the building. Both the plan approved by the City Council and the smaller building design will be reviewed by the County Development Review Committee. The City Manager’s full statement.

 

 

NDC Updates

December 6, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
November 29, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call cancelled
November 22, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call cancelled
November 15, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
November 8, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes

November 1, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call cancelled
October 25, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
October 18, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
October 11, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
October 4, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
September 27, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call cancelled
September 20,  2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
September 13,  2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
September 6, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
August 30, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call cancelled
August 23, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
August 16, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call cancelled
August 9, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
August 2, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
July 26, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
July 19, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
July 12, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call notes
July   5, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call cancelled
June 28, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call -notes
June 21, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call -notes
June 14, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
June 7, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
May 31, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
May 24, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
May 17, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
May 10, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
May 3, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes (corrected)
April 26, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
April 19, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
April 12, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
April 5, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
March 29, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
March 22, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
March 15, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
March 8, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
March 1, 2019 — Council-NDC-Staff conference call – notes
February 27, 2019 — City Manager comments
February 22, 2019
February 19, 2019 — corrected letter
February 8, 2019
February 1, 2019
January 25, 2019
January 18, 2019
January 11, 2019
January 4, 2019 

Links and Correspondence

Montgomery Planning website: www.montgomeryplanning.org

Correspondence between Takoma Park Mayor, Kate Stewart and Historic Preservation Commission Chair, Sandra Heiler

Pre-submission public meeting,  Tuesday, November 27, 2018:  Presentation slides.

Montgomery County Development Review procedures:   http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/info/documents/DevReviewProcedures.pdf)

 

Takoma Junction Redevelopment Sections