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Construction Starts at Takoma Central

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm 15 Comments

235 Carroll Street, NW

According to Level2Development, Takoma Central, will be:

Takoma Central knits together the environmentally friendly Takoma Park community’s historic main street business district and Takoma Metro Station with the development of 150 rental apartments. The apartments are conveniently located amongst the independent shops and restaurants of Takoma Park and minutes away from the bustling shopping and dining destination of downtown Silver Spring, MD. The building is tailored to complement the unique architecture of the neighborhood, with a five-story Victorian-style warehouse design connected by a glass “hyphen” to a contemporary, four-story brick and stone building in the Art Deco style. Level 2 is developing Takoma Central in partnership with Federal Capital Partners (FCP).

Rendering via level 2 development

Takoma Central will be located right across the street from the Trohv home goods store.

Random PoP proclamation – Trohv is awesome.

Trohv, 232 Carroll Street NW

  • Trohv is indeed very very awesome.

    • dat

      +1 Their Baltimore location (formerly Red Tree) is also quite awesome.

  • Finally! (this land was supposed to be the Ecco Park condos and sat dormant for years). Agree that Trohv is awesome – hopefully they get a bump in business from the new building’s residents when it opens – I’ve always wondered how the store gets enough customers to stay open.

    • Sy

      They charge ridiculously high prices, that’s how.

  • jgb

    Finally! This has been vacant way too long. And I 100% agree Trohv is awesome.

  • branddave

    YOU GO TROHV! Best of DC!

  • TakomaNick

    Finally…. I really hope this gets done in the next year. I also hope that the development includes a beer bar. There isn’t one decent bar in the area. Cedar Crossing is more of a wine bar and has to close early due to condo rules. Somebody built a bar with about 30 beers on tap in downtown Takoma Park but didn’t have the money to stay open normal hours and it flopped. Then there’s the bar in the back of Middle East Gourmet. It’s small and kind of thrown together. It will do if you’re in a pinch but the neighborhood needs it’s own Meridian Pint.

    • Totally agree with you, but at this point, I won’t be picky about what restaurants move into the retail level. I’ll take anything.

      I spoke to the manager at Takoma Bistro a few weeks ago, and they expect to be serving beer and wine by early 2013, so that’ll help the Takoma Park restaurant desert a bit. Honestly, I love Roscoes, but only so much.

    • TakomaPlaya

      I agree we need a grown folk bar not a nerd place to eat and sip coffee. A brewery would be awesome with a full size bar and TV’s to watch the games. Cedar Tavern closes to early and Takoma Station does not cater to the neighborhood..

  • DrD

    Will there definitely be first floor retail (e.g. the opportunity for a bar/restaurant)? The way I read the description, it doesn’t sound like it.

    I agree that Takoma needs a good drinking establishment. Why don’t hippies like beer? ;-)

  • BOB

    There is construction just south at the formerly vacant Airway VIP Room on 3rd st NW right by Coolidge’s football field…im really hoping thats going to be some type of restaurant/bar but havent seen anything written about it anywhere

  • Anonymous

    This development has been NOTHING but a hole in the ground for at least a year with ZERO progress beyond the Takoma Central fence wrapping in the past couple months.

    Show some actual progress please.

    • Greg McE

      Agreed. The contractors have been saying for over six months now that construction is “a couple of weeks away.” This latest statement just got picked up by another blog and is spreading left and right now. Anyone in the neighborhood knows not to believe it until they start backing up their words with actions.

      But Trohv is fantastic.

  • Sure hope they’re going to underground those wires as part of the development. Would make things look MUCH nicer.

  • Retrophit

    I have it on good authority that a Busboys & Poets will be in the building! Finally, civilization to TPK!


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