Published on: Thursday, April 20, 2023 News

Takoma Station Development - First Deadline for Community Comments is Friday, April 21 by 5:00pm


A proposal for a new mix-use development on the 6.4-acre parcel next to the Takoma Metro station is undergoing the early stages of DC’s development review process. The project, named Takoma Station, is a joint development between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the development firm EYA. The proposed project would add new affordable and market-rate residential units, ground-floor retail, public green space, a pedestrian plaza, and new, metered on-site parking.

The project is fully within DC’s jurisdiction and development review process. However, Takoma Park residents may still submit comments on the project prior to or during a number of upcoming public hearings. There are three important approval meetings and one online feedback opportunity coming up in the next three months:


Review: WMATA Staff Draft Report


Hearing: WMATA Board Vote on the Development Compact

  • Meeting Date: TBD (planned for mid-May)
  • Meeting Location: Metro Headquarters (300 7th St SW, Washington, DC)
  • To Submit Comments: Submit comments in-person at the meeting or via audio or video recordings that can be submitted using the instructions on WMATA’s Public Comment web page.
  • At this meeting, the WMATA Board will make a final determination about whether to approve the proposed changes to WMATA’s bus and kiss-and-ride configuration based on a review of the Draft Staff Report.


Hearing: DC Historic Preservation Review Board

  • Meeting Date: May 25 or June 1
  • Meeting Location: Virtual link  (access the link here:
  • To confirm the meeting date, and agenda and to submit public comments, visit HPRB’s webpage.
  • At this meeting, the DC HPRB will review EYA’s full project proposal for compliance with historic preservation regulations in DC.

Hearing: DC Zoning Commission

  • Meeting Date: June 15 @ 4:00 pm
  • Meeting Location: Virtual (links for the meeting are not yet posted to the DCZC web page; the meeting details appear to be posted one week out.)
  • To Submit Comments: Follow the instructions for how to testify during the meeting on the virtual hearings website: (


City staff are tracking the project’s development and preparing fuller responses to share publicly soon.


For more information on these projects and their ongoing process, visit their project pages: