April 23, 2021, Updated Statement Regarding NDC and Co-op
April 23, 2021 Update:
As previously indicated, the City of Takoma Park has been working to address matters related to communications between the Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) and the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op (Co-op) regarding the Co-op’s use of the City-owned parking lot at Takoma Junction for deliveries and parking.
In pursuit of this goal, the City sent correspondence to NDC requesting that it:
- rescind its earlier demands,
- continue to permit the Co-op to use the City-owned parking lot to facilitate its deliveries and for parking for its customers,
- and allow the Co-op to continue with its sublease.
In that correspondence, the City requested that NDC do so by noon on April 23, 2021. NDC did not respond to the City’s request within this period. Therefore, the City is presently evaluating its potential courses of action, while continuing to communicate with both NDC and the Co-op concerning the issues previously identified by both parties. The City remains committed to seeking a resolution of the issues between NDC and the Co-op in order to ensure the Co-op remains operational.
The City of Takoma Park has been working to address matters related to communications between the Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) and the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op (Co-op) regarding use of the City’s lot at Takoma Junction for deliveries and parking. The City’s March 10, 2021 “Site Conditions and Limitations” Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, referenced in those communications, has already been removed from the City’s website. It is hereby retracted in full and is without effect.
The City will continue to work with NDC and the Co-op to seek to ensure the Co-op can continue to use the lot for deliveries, consistent with agreements that are in place.