The company selected for the Takoma Junction development has purchased a Takoma property with the intent of creating a mixed-use development, according to an announcement from the Old Takoma Business Association.

The Neighborhood Development Company bought 218 Cedar Street N.W., which currently includes a 7-11 convenience store. The property is next to the Takoma Metro Station.

According to the announcement, NDC plans “to develop the site into a mixed-use community providing approximately 30+ condominiums as well as approximately 10,000+SQFT of retail space.”

NDC will be working with Square 134 Architects on the project.

After a period of sometimes-contentious negotiations, NDC and the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op reached an agreement last October on the redevelopment of the Carroll Avenue public parking lot that is next to the co-op.

According to the city’s website as of Feb. 19, “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.”

Screenshot of 281 Cedar St. N.W. from Google Streetview, Sept. 2017.

Takoma Junction Developer Buys Property for Mixed-Use Development

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Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Takoma Junction Developer Buys Property for Mixed-Use Development