This document in its third draft, will apply to all projects that undergo site plan on any properties zoned to the CR Zones. The May 2010 draft Takoma/Langley Crossroads Sector Plan, recommends CR Zones be used and upon rezoning, the guidelines would be used by the Planning Board to review any future development.
Projects over 1.0 FAR or 10,000 square feet, whichever is smaller (except an addition to a very very large property which may be 10% of a the existing square footage - in our area that works out to about 22,000 square feet on our one large property), projects taller than 40 feet in height, and projects that contain at least 10 or more dwelling units all would be required to address the Design Guidelines.
The final draft of this document will be written by Montgomery County Planning staff and adopted by the Planning Board. This document is authorized as a companion to the new zoning.
January 23 City Council Work Session on Urban Design Guidelines.
January 12, Montgomery County Planning Department Staff presented the Urban Design Guidelines to the community and answered questions.
December 21, Montgomery County Planning Department Staff issued a third draft of the Urban Design Guidelines
October 4, Montgomery County Planning Department Staff issued memo to Montgomery County Council agreeing with City resolution outlining the incorporation of additional language regarding urban design in the Takoma/Langley Crossroads Sector Plan.
On September 26, 2011 the City Council passed a resolution recommending the Planning Board not adopt the Design Guidelines. On September 25, the City Council pass a resolution recommending that the Montgomery County Council not pass Takoma/Langley Crossroads Sector Plan until additional language regarding urban design is incorporated. On May 5, the Mayor transmitted a set of community recommended urban design guidelines to the Planning Board:
In Spring, The City worked with stakeholders and the Planning Board Staff to create community recommended Urban Design Guidelines over the course of many meetings at the Takoma Recreation Center on New Hampshire Avenue.