The plans for a large new residential development adjacent to the Takoma Metro station look to get a key thumbs up tomorrow.
Developer EYA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will go before DC's Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) on Thursday looking for approval for a 435-unit mixed-use project planned at Eastern Avenue and Cedar Street NW (map).
While the HPRB has the final say on approval, DC's Historic Preservation Office is generally in favor of the concept.
"The HPO recommends that the Review Board find the general concept for the project to be compatible with the character of the Takoma Park Historic District but direct the applicants to continue evaluating how color, materials and detailing on the rectangular building and compositional changes on the V-shaped building could enhance the project’s compatibility," the staff report stated.
A large part of the Moya Design Partners-designed development will be two acres of open space split across a public park along Eastern Avenue and an activated retail plaza with terraced steps at the Metro entrance along Carroll Street.
The development team has also filed a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the project that will also need to be approved by the DC Zoning Commission.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/435-unit-development-for-takoma-metro-station-looks-for-historic-approval/21082.
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