Takoma/Langley Crossroads

Development Authority, Inc.

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New CDA President

Kevin M. Tabe, Esquire, was elected President of the CDA by the Board of Directors for the FY15-16 term.  He leads the 27-year old business association representing the Takoma/Langley Commercial Management District. Recently expanded by the Takoma Park City Council, the District has 23 properties and about 175 businesses. With the expansion, the CDA represents all commercial properties in the Takoma/Langley Sector Plan approved by the Montgomery County Council and Planning Commission.  Tabe heads the organization during a period of unprecedented growth in marketing and promotion, maintenance and amenities.  The CDA strives to improve its visibility in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

New Planters

Five sets of colorful planters were installed in December throughout the Takoma/Langley Commercial Management District with evergreen shrubs and perennials. The planters add beauty to the area, with more planned in FY16. Member license fees pay for these amenities.

Welcome to the Takoma/Langley Crossroads!


The international flavor of the Crossroads' offers Pupusas, Chinese, South Asian, Salvadoran, Pizza, Subs, Roasted Chicken (Pollo), American Diner, Frozen Yogurt and Coffee.

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The Crossroads is at the intersection of Montgomery County, Prince George's County and Takoma Park, each offering numerous events to plug into and reach thousands of potential customers.

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What's going on in the Takoma/Langley Crossroads? Catch the E-Newsletter every Friday with business news, photos, events, calendar, marketing opportunities and more.

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The Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority, Inc. (CDA) is a unique 501(c)(6) business association organized in 1987 to market and promote the Takoma/Langley Commercial Management District, provide security, maintenance and amenities in the diverse, international Takoma/Langley Crossroads commercial area at the border of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The CDA is located in the City of Takoma Park, in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The Crossroads takes its name from the major intersection of state highways at its core, New Hampshire Avenue (MD650) and University Boulevard (MD193).  It grew into a regional shopping destination in the 1950s and 1960s, with large shopping centers on each corner and several office buildings.   Today, the Crossroads has an array of independent and chain businesses, along with professionals, that serve local residents as well as customers from throughout the region who seek international goods and services.  A number of stores carry products sought by African immigrants such as Halal meat (Halal Meat & Grocery), root vegetables and greens (Red Apple Farmers Market), fabrics, music, and films (Patrick International), herbs, and more.  Other stores carry West Indian products such as The Caribbean Market, or serve Caribbean food (Carribean Palace).  Business owners and professionals in the Crossroads represent dozens of nations including Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Chile, Guyana, Nigeria, Antigua, Ecuador, Israel, El Salvador, China, Viet Nam, Guatemala, Korea, India, Ethiopia, and beyond. 

Half of the Crossroads lies in Langley Park (Hyattsville) in Prince George’s County, and half lies in Takoma Park.  The CDA represents the Takoma Park businesses and properties and is the City's largest commercial center with over 350,000 square feet of retail, office and professional space.