City seeks public’s questions on Takoma Junction development proposals

BY BILL BROWN

The City of Takoma Park wants public feedback on four Takoma Junction development proposals by Friday noon.

Staff set up a website form where residents can submit their questions. The questions will be addressed at next Monday’s city council meeting.

Four “finalist” developer groups presented their proposals to a packed council chamber Tuesday, Sept. 23. The proposals are online.

The development, which could include new retail space, TPSS Food Coop expansion, residences, the Takoma Chilrens School, and in one proposal rooftop vegetable and fish farming – would be at Takoma Park’s Takoma Junction city lot.

The four finalists were picked earlier in September by city staff. Tuesday’s meeting was the first chance public and city councilmembers had to see the proposals.

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Proposals were presented to a packed public hearing Sept. 23. Photo by Bill Brown.

The developers all stressed that their proposals were loose concepts which they expect to change in response to feedback. They and the city staff say that public questions are vital to the process.

The proposals can be viewed as pdfs and video of the presentations can be viewed on-line.

The city website link to Submit questions is here.

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Bill Brown
Bill Brown moved to Takoma Park in 1982. He has been involved in journalism in one way or another since he co-published an underground high-school newspaper in the late 1960s.