Category: Development News

Co-op, Developer Reach Agreement on Takoma Junction Project

The Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op and Neighborhood Development Co. have reached an agreement on several operational issues related to the redevelopment of a public parking lot next to the co-op. The Takoma Junction project encompasses an area at the confluence of Carroll (MD 195), Grant, Philadelphia (MD 410) and Ethan Allan avenues.  The draft site plan in April included spaces for a ground floor restaurant and/or café, with street-facing retail spaces along Carroll Avenue and potential office or studio space in the rear of the building. The plan shows another 25,000 square feet of leasable space on the upper floor;...

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Moonlight Representatives Preview 850 Sligo Ave. Redevelopment Changes

Representatives of Moonlight Inc. on Monday night previewed changes to the plans to redevelop and add new construction to a former office building at 850 Sligo Ave. The existing building, which has been vacant for nearly two years, will be converted to apartments; new additions will add units to bring the total to 86 apartments. The plans call for consolidating the current four entrances to the property to two. One will lead off of Sligo Avenue to an underground loading dock. The second will turn off of Gist into a below-grade parking garage with 33 spaces for residents. Attendees...

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Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for Silver Spring Arts Campus

About 100 residents joined county officials and others yesterday for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Silver Spring Arts Campus on the site of the former 3rd District police headquarters at 801 Sligo Ave. Minneapolis-based Artspace spearheads the project, which has built 50 similar projects iincluding Brookland in Washington, D.C. and Mount Rainier. The organization was selected for this project through a process that included a request for proposals. The plans include 68 live/work affordable units for artists and other creatives, and will include 19 studio, 27 one-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom and three three-bedroom units. Eleven units will be reserved for...

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City Council Authorizes Next Steps in Takoma Junction Approval Process

Screenshot of the proposed plan’s sketch view from Carroll Avenue from NDC/streetsense presentation The Takoma Park City Council, by a 5-2 vote, passed a resolution in the early hours of the morning authorizing the Neighborhood Development Company to submit the Takoma Junction Development Project Combined Site Plan to the Montgomery County Planning Department. “The resolution is the next piece in the process,” said Mayor Kate Stewart. “The next part of this project is that the site plan needs to go to Montgomery County Planning. It also needs to be submitted with the traffic studies to [the State Highway Administration]...

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Housing Commission Breaks Ground on Thayer Avenue Project

Screenshot of the Fenton Street frontage of the 900 Thayer Ave. plans from document submitted to the Planning Board. After several months of preliminary excavation work, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County officially broke ground last week on its project at 900 Thayer Ave. Plans call for development of 124 mixed-income units, with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and ground-level retail. Eighty-four of those units will serve as relocation housing for former public housing residents through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program, according to an HOC press release. “Thanks to HUD’s Rental Assistance...

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