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, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. Meetings had topics, homework and even extra reading material!
Feb 17 • Thursday
Building Height & Setbacks
Fencing & Screening
Mar 3 • Thursday : Building Blocks!
Play with Massing, Setbacks, and Height along the boundary of the New Hampshire Gardens residential neighborhood.
Homework: If you haven't looked at the preparation material yet for Feb 17 please review it and the rough draft text.
Homework! Websites to explore: Oregon State Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Standards, PedestrianLevel of Service, Downtown Baltimore Streetscape Standards, New technology to support urban trees, pedestrian-oriented streetlight styles, an article on multi-way boulevards (see the New Hampshire Avenue Concept Plan too), see also the Crossroads for recently installed benches, trash cans and recycling receptacles.
Mar 31 • Thursday
SW corner potential development neighborhood compatibility and next steps.
Planning Board staff will discuss design guidelines with the community.
Planning Board Draft (last item on the meeting agenda)
The Montgomery County Planning Board has the authority to adopt, implement, and update the Urban Design Guidelines.