Plans Filed for 66-Unit Affordable Development in Takoma

  • September 23rd 2021

by Nena Perry-Brown

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Rendering of proposed development, from north on Maple Street. Click to enlarge.

Last October, Petra Development shared plans for an all-affordable development in the Takoma Historic District. Now, the project is on the road to approval.

Petra has filed a concept application with the Historic Preservation Review Board for a project that would deliver 66 apartments to 6928 Maple Street NW (map). The development would entail the relocation of the house at 6950 Maple Street NW (map) to the southeast corner of the site at Vine Street, where it would retain a commercial use and make way for the building's construction.

Rendering of proposed development, from corner of Maple and Vine. Click to enlarge.

The existing house is currently occupied by arts education nonprofit Rhizome and is considered a contributing building to the Takoma Historic District. The 50 foot-tall proposed development otherwise adheres to the zoning regulations. Petra Design Studio is the architect.

Axon view of proposed development. Click to enlarge.

All of the residential units would be affordable to housing voucher recipients, and the unit mix would span from one- to four-bedrooms, the latter an addition since plans were first shared. There would also be 23 long-term bicycle spaces and 7 secured surface parking spaces. 

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/plans-filed-for-66-unit-affordable-development-in-takoma-historic-district/18737.

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