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Historic District Commission
  • Third Thursday of each month, starting at 7:30 p.m.*   
  • Mayor and Council Chambers
    Rockville City Hall
    111 Maryland Avenue
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Meetings are televised live on Comcast Cable Rockville Channel 11.
              *Time and day are subject to change. Please contact the staff liaison with questions.

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available generally at the beginning of the week prior to each Thursday meeting.
View Agendas and Minutes

  • Matthew Goguen, Chair
    Term Expires: May 1, 2017
  • Anita Neal Powell
    Term Expires: April 1, 2019
  • Laurie Kawa
          Term Expires: February 1, 2019
  • Emily Correll
          Term Expires: September 1, 2018


About the Historic District Commission
The Historic District Commission (HDC) 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 establishment of historic districts, as stated in the Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 8, Section 8-201, shall be for the purpose of:
  • Safeguarding the heritage of Rockville by preserving districts which reflect its cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history
  • Stabilizing and improving property values within these districts
  • Fostering civic beauty
  • Strengthening the local economy
  • Promoting the use and preservation of historic districts for the education, welfare and pleasure of the residents of Rockville

The five HDC Commissioners are appointed for three-year staggered terms.

View the Certified Local Government Historic District Commission Member Requirements.
View the Historic District Commission Rules of Procedure.
View the Historic Preservation resources and guidelines.
Visit the Community Planning and Development Services.
Download the Certificate of Approval Application

2018 Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines*
*Time and day are subject to change. Please contact the staff liaison with questions.

Meeting # Meeting Date Application Due Date
01-2018 January 18, 2018
December 15, 2017
02-2018 February 15, 2018
January 12, 2018
03-2018 March 15, 2018
February 9, 2018
04-2018 April 19, 2018
March 16, 2018
05-2018 May 17, 2018
April 13, 2018
06-2018 June 21, 2018
May 18, 2018
 No Meeting
Rescheduled to August 2, 2018
                  August 02, 2018
 June 29, 2018
08-2018 September 27, 2018
4th Thursday of the month
August 24, 2018
09-2018 October 18, 2018
September 14, 2018
10-2018 November 15, 2018
October12, 2018
11-2018 December 20, 2018
November 16, 2018

Important Note!

As defined in Ordinance No. 13-13 (see link below), all applicants are required to complete the Statement of Financial Interests and submit along with the Expression of Interest Form

Chapter 16 of the Rockville City Code, Public Ethics
Expression of Interest Form
Statement of Financial Interests Form

Staff Liaison
Sheila Bashiri | Email 
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Ph: 240-314-8236