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NDC was selected by the City of Takoma Park to create a focal point and gathering space for the community at this 1.25-acre Takoma Junction site fronting Carroll Avenue, located less than one mile from Takoma Park Metro. Complete with new places for residents to meet friends, shop, and eat, Takoma Junction will attract new customers that will support current businesses and increase Takoma Park’s tax base.

In keeping with the Master Plan vision for Takoma Junction, we plan to transform an underused surface parking lot and auto service center into a village center. Using the rhythm of Carroll Avenue’s main street as inspiration, we incorporated a mix of building materials and textures into the design to give the feel of multiple buildings, rather than one large structure.

  • Two-story mixed-use building with space for shops and a restaurant on the lower floor and office space on the upper floor. 

  • Pedestrian-friendly streetscaping along Carroll Avenue with a sidewalk opening into a large public social gathering area along the front and a public seating area on the west side.

  • Public art space with the flexibility to change as the community desires.

  • Below-grade Takoma Junction customer parking for cars and bicycles with elevators to ground level.

  • Satisfies LEED Gold requirements with features promoting green standards and sustainability.

  • New bus shelter on the west side.

  • New bike lane and more parking for bicycles on Carroll Avenue and in the garage.  

  • Stormwater treatment and retention.


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