A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
Montgomery County is in the midst of planning its next phase of development, sparking debate about how much density is best and where it should be centered. Some residents feel the county’s investments in schools and transportation aren’t keeping pace with the influx of new residents in places like Bethesda. And those living in areas like Gaithersburg and Germantown see their needs as different from the county’s urban centers. We explore the issues.
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
- Marc Elrich Member, Montgomery County Council (D-At Large)
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