New renderings show the public space that will be part of the huge new residential development planned at the Takoma Metro station.
Developer EYA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) have a 435-unit mixed-use project in the works for the 6.7-acre site at Eastern Avenue and Cedar Street NW (map). 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. New images filed with DC's Historic Preservation Office now show that space.
"The open space is intended for passive recreation use and also creates a significant buffer area between the building and the residential properties on the Maryland side of Eastern Avenue," a planned unit development for the project states. "This area includes meandering pedestrian paths as well as a ten-foot wide shared pedestrian/bicycle path that provides a more direct route to the Metro entrance. A central gathering space that will include a 'signature' piece of public/climbable art is proposed in this area as well."
Once the development acquires the necessary approvals, construction is expected to take approximately 30 months.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new_renderings_show_retail_plaza_two-acre_park_at_435-unit_takoma_metro_dev/20826.
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