Upcoming Council Review of Takoma Junction Redevelopment Site Plan
Mayor Kate Stewart has rescheduled consideration of the Takoma Junction redevelopment project site plan and a resolution on the site plan, originally proposed for consideration in late April and early May. Consideration was postponed in April to review concerns raised by the Maryland Department of Transportation – State Highway Administration (SHA). Over the last two months, SHA has submitted three letters regarding the project. These letters can be reviewed here. Given the near completion of the Planning Department’s review of the site plan and the input from SHA, the Council is now prepared to resume discussion and consideration of a resolution on the site plan.
The City Council will hold a work session on June 16th and Council vote on June 23rd. The resolution will be in the form of a recommendation to the Montgomery County Planning Board to either approve, approve with conditions or deny the Takoma Junction site plan. The draft resolution can be found here.
At its June 16 work session, the City Council will hear a summary of the key points of the site plan from the Neighborhood Development Company (NDC). The presentation is expected to include an overview of the plan, a discussion of elements on which the City Council may have outstanding questions or recommendations, and a discussion of the proposed layby for deliveries. On April 12th, NDC did a full presentation of the project and breakout sessions were held to discuss key elements of the plan. You can watch the presentation here.
For more background on the project please see the project page here.