Developer Releases Statement Responding to Co-Op Lawsuit

The Neighborhood Development Company has released a statement responding to a lawsuit filed April 27 by Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op against NDC and the City of Takoma Park in a dispute over the co-op’s access to a city-owned parking lot and its ability to take deliveries.

Takoma Co-op Files Suit Against Developer, City in Access Dispute

The Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op has filed a lawsuit against the Neighborhood Development Company and the City of Takoma Park in a dispute over the co-op’s access to a city-owned parking lot and its ability to take deliveries. The lot at Takoma Junction is leased to NDC by the city, and NDC leases it to the co-op.

Council Passes Bill Providing Tax Incentive for Projects on WMATA Property

The County Council yesterday approved a bill that would exempt 100% of the property tax for a project built on property leased from WMATA at a Metro station in the county. Bill 29-20, the “More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act,” would apply to construction of new high-rise development that includes at least 50% rental housing and be in effect for 15 years.

Planning Board to Possibly Reconsider Downtown Silver Spring Plan Approval

Downtown Silver Spring to Get $10 Million Renovation, New Tenants

The Planning Board is scheduled to reconsider its earlier approval of a $10 million renovation plan for Downtown Silver Spring at its meeting Thursday, July 16. The plan includes a proposal to permanently close Ellsworth Drive to vehicular traffic from Fenton Street to just beyond Fountain Plaza, and lay down nontoxic artificial turf to create a “linear urban park.”