Published on: Friday, January 26, 2024 News Alert

Updated: Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Montgomery County Council Public Hearing

Updated: January 26, 2024
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Public Hearing Held January 25

Montgomery County Council held a Public Hearing on the Minor Master Plan

UPDATED: January 25, 2024

The public is invited to provide additional comments on the plan during the County Council’s public hearing on the Minor Master Plan.

Meeting info:

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm

Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Road
Takoma Park, MD

How to watch Montgomery County Council Public Hearings:

  • Televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056; and FiOS channel 30.
  • Also available live via streaming through the Council website, Facebook Live (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil or @ConcejodelCondadodeMontgomery), or YouTube (@MoCoCouncilMD).

How to get involved:

Note: If the facility is closed due to inclement weather, the hearing will be held on Thursday, 2/1/2024, at Takoma Park Middle School.

UPDATED: December 18, 2023

Montgomery County Planning Board voted to approve the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment Planning Board Draft on December 14!

Thank you to Takoma Park residents, property owners, businesses, elected leaders, and other stakeholders for helping Montgomery Planning and the City of Takoma Park develop the draft plan. It sets the stage for a reimagined, reconnected, and resilient section of the city from the Takoma Park Community Center east to Washington Adventist University and the former Washington Adventist Hospital site.

Here’s the red-lined version of the plan’s Public Hearing Draft. The final Planning Board-approved plan will be posted soon.

The public is invited to provide additional comments on the plan during the County Council’s public hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 7 p.m. at Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, MD 20912). Sign up to testify.

UPDATED: December 15

On December 13, the City Council passed Resolution 2023-38, supporting the adoption and transmittal of the Planning Board Draft to the Montgomery County Council of the Minor Master Plan Amendment with a 6-1 vote.

The resolution included conditions that address the development scale on the Washington Adventist Hospital and University campuses, housing style diversity, school limitations at Piney Branch Elementary School, recommendations related to changes to the City’s rent stabilization policy, and the inclusion of a housing resource list. 

On December 14, the Montgomery Planning Board held Worksession #6 on the Minor Master Plan. The Board discussed each point in the City’s resolution, making amendments and decisions as they worked through the documents. At the end of the discussion, the Planning Board took two votes:

  •  Vote to approve the Public Hearing Draft as the Planning Board draft and transmit it to the County Council and Executive. Passed 5-0.
  • Approve listing the following properties to the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Properties: Heffner Park Community Center (42 Oswego Avenue); Krestview (7625 Carroll Avenue); and The Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church (7700 Carroll Avenue). Passed 5-0