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National Community Planning Month
National Community Planning Month is an opportunity to highlight the contributions sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of life in the City of Rockville. It is also an opportunity to recognize and thank the members of the Planning Commission, the Board of Appeals the Historic District Commission and the Sign Review Board for their hard work and dedication to the City.
|In concert with National Community Planning Month, the City is holding a photo contest to discover your favorite place in Rockville. |
To find out more, click here to view the photo contest webpage.
|Planning Academy |
Watch the Planning Academy and learn all about community planning in Rockville.
|Development Review Procedures and Manual |
The Development Review Procedures and Manual describes and implements the applications and procedures of the Rockville Zoning Ordinance. The manual gives a comprehensive overview of what is involved in processing development applications to ensure accurate, complete and timely application review.
|2011 Historic Buildings Catalog |
Rockville's history is on display in the recently released "Historic Buildings Catalog." The catalogue, an inventory of 478 homes, places and buildings built between 1790 and 1990, provides a snapshot of life in Rockville.
|Rockville's Pike Plan Process|
Rockville is updating its plan for a section of Rockville Pike. Called "Rockville's Pike: Envision a Great Place," the plan involves community members in developing a vision for the future of the Pike and the land on both sides of it.
|Town Center |
Rockville's Town Center is a dynamic and thriving neighborhood to visit and call home, and it all started with the Town Center Master Plan, which was adopted in 2001. Find out all that the Town Center has to offer.
|Twinbrook Station |
In 2005, a Mayor and Council resolution approved the Twinbrook Station development. When complete, it will be a 2.2-million-square-foot, mixed-use community. It was the first project in the Washington, DC, area to be awarded Stage 2 LEED for Neighborhood Development Gold-level certification for its plan.
|Planning Commission |
The Planning Commission is a seven-member body charged with formulating a Master Plan for the City of Rockville and revising the plan when necessary. The commission also reviews and makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council on all applications for Project Plans and map and text amendments; reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Appeals on all project plans and special exception applications; reviews and decides applications for site plans; reviews and approves all subdivision plans; and initiates and conducts such other planning studies and functions as are necessary in the overall planning operation of the City. Terms of members are overlapping and run for five years. The body elects its own chair.
The Commission meetings are held twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in the Mayor and Council Chambers in City Hall, are televised live on channel 11 and are available on-demand.
|Board of Appeals |
The Board of Appeals is comprised of three members and one alternate, who are charged with hearing and deciding all administrative appeals and applications for variances and special exceptions, as provided for in the Zoning Ordinance or other ordinances of the City of Rockville. Members elect their own chairperson and serve for overlapping three-year terms.
The Board meets on the second Saturday of each month, as needed, in the Mayor and Council Chambers at City Hall. Meetings are televised live on channel 11 and are also available on-demand.
|Historic District Commission |
The Historic District Commission was created by the Mayor and Council in 1966 for the purpose of recommending the boundaries of districts that are deemed to be of historic or architectural value to the city of Rockville and with reviewing applications for construction or exterior alterations in the historic districts.
The five HDC Commissioners are appointed for three year staggered terms. The HDC holds public meetings on the third Thursday of every month at City Hall. The meetings are televised on channel 11 and are also available on-demand.
|Sign Review Board |
This Board is comprised of three members and one alternate appointed for three-year terms. The Board reviews applications for sign permits and may grant modifications from sign regulations where applicable. Meetings are held once a month, as needed. They are held in the Black-Eyed Susan Conference Room at City Hall during business hours. Meetings are open to the public but are not televised.