Takoma's Long Awaited Residences May Be Underway Soon, announces DC Mud. As soon as the Chevron company cleans up the contaminated soil on the land, which was home to one of their filling stations years ago. From what I understand, part of the reason for the project's long delay is that Chevron's been dragging its feet. Here's hoping it comes together soon, as a nice building on that eyesore-of-an-empty-lot will make the walk from the Takoma Metro to Old Takoma much, much more pleasant.
I also received information on the Metro-Village co-housing development, to be built on Spring Place NW, behind The Gables. "The 40-45 privately owned homes will be comprised of studios, lofts, 1 BR and 2 BR homes," stated an email sent by Ann Zabaldo, who has worked on other co-housing projects in the area (including Silver Spring's Eastern Village). More information at metro-village.org.
Density around the Takoma Metro: a very good thing.