Category: Neighborhoods

Source Neighborhoods: Sligo Park Hills

Guest post by Meg Finn Tucked between Sligo Creek and Piney Branch, bounded on the southern end by Mississippi Avenue in the city of Takoma Park, is the delightful neighborhood of Sligo Park Hills. With its winding streets graced by many, many trees, there’s a calm, forest feel. In spring, especially when there’s a canopy of flowering crabapples, you’ll feel like you’re taking a walk in the country. Abundant azaleas, glorious gardens and generous green spaces dot the neighborhood. Established in the late twenties with many houses built in the 30’s and 40s and continuing in to the 21st Century, Sligo Park HIlls offers a rich...

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Developers review project plans for 8787 Georgia Ave. with residents

Site plan rendering courtesy Bozzuto Development. About a dozen people attended a meeting last night to review project plans for the site at 8787 Georgia Ave. (currently occupied by Park and Planning Headquarters) prior to the submission of the Preliminary Plan and Site Plan. The project, a joint venture between Bozzuto Development and StonebridgeCarras LLC, calls for a mixed-use development with up to 400 apartments and about 32,000 square feet of non-residential use, primarily retail. The new construction will consist of two connected buildings that will face Georgia Avenue and Spring Street. One of the principal changes from the...

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Takoma Park pop-up exhibit includes historic walking tour

One of three cyanotype/screenprints from the installation. Photo by Mike Diegel. A pair of Takoma Park artists has created an outdoor pop-up exhibit that includes a self-guided walking tour of several historic sites along Sligo Creek and near Takoma Junction. Water Works, the first of two planned exhibitions on this site, opened earlier this month and features cyanotype/screenprint installations by Marty Ittner and Gretchen Schermerhorn. The installation reproduces historic photographs in a structure, thought to be a former garage, on Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva avenues. In addition, the artists matched a series of old photos from Historic Takoma to the...

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Registration begins for 4th Annual Leo’s Run

Graphic courtesy Leo’s Run Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Leo’s Run, which will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Registration deadlines are: Early Registration, $20, Nov. 28-Dec. 19 Open Registration, $25, Dec. 20-Jan. 30  Late Registration, $30, Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Leo’s Run is a 5K run/walk in memory of Leo Michael Mowery, son of Source of the Spring co-founder Mike Mowery and Carolyn Joyce (CJ), who was stillborn on Feb. 2, 2014, which was a Super Bowl Sunday. For that reason, the run in his honor is held each year on Super Bowl Sunday....

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Pinecrest Park to close for renovations

Park photo by Mike Diegel The Pinecrest Local Park, adjacent to Pinecrest Elementary School at 301 St. Lawrence Dr., will close this month for extensive renovations, according to the Parks Department. The 5.6-acre park, acquired in 1944 and developed into a park in the 1950s, includes a playground, tennis courts, softball field, multiuse field, parking lot and an activity building. A temporary chain link fence and orange blaze fencing will close off all park facilities during construction. The renovations will include: Reconfiguring and re-grading the fields and surrounding area Constructing an internal loop trail Improving the field drainage conditions...

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