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NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL  PUBLIC HEARINGZONING TEXT AMENDMENT TXT2018-00246 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTION

On July 10, 2017 the Mayor and Council authorized the filing of zoning text amendment TXT2018-00246.  This text amendment proposes to define types of alcoholic beverage production, establish the zones where these facilities may be located in the city, and establish parking standards for these proposed uses.

The Mayor and Council opened the public hearing on this text amendment on Monday, September 11.  At the close of the public testimony the Mayor and Council directed the staff to establish October 16, 2017 for continuation of the public hearing.  The record of the public hearing will remain open during this time.

You may view the text amendment and additional details on the intent of the text amendment and the zones where these uses may occur on the City’s web site at: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20134

The staff report to the Planning Commission can be found on the web site at: http://md-rockville.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/20270

Adequate Public Facilities Standards (APFS)

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with proposed amendments and revisions to the Adequate Public Facilities Standards (APFS).  

The purpose of the proposed amendments is to revise the school capacity test; delete the fire and emergency services standards; and make other technical revisions and clarifications.  

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk's Office at Rockville City Hall and on the City’s web site:  http://md-rockville.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/19887.  Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By:  Kathleen Conway, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

TXT2018-00245 Chapter 25 amendment "Zoning"

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Text Amendment Application TXT2018-00245, Mayor and Council of Rockville, Applicant.

The purpose and intent of this application is to amend Chapter 25 of the Rockville City Code entitled “Zoning” by amending Section 25.20.02.b to  delete the reference to fire and emergency services protection as a required adequate public facilities determination for development approval.

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office at Rockville City Hall and on the City’s web site at:
http://www.rockvillemd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20135.  Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By:  Kathleen Conway, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

King Farm Irvington Centre- Sites F& and F8

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland will conduct a public hearing on Monday September 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Mayor and Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with a request for Mayor and Council consent to allow residential use on Parcels F-7 and F-8 within Irvington Centre at King Farm, rather than office use.  The applicant is requesting the development of up to 120 residential townhouse units on Parcel F-7 instead of approx. 152,000 sq. ft. of office space and up to 42 residential townhouse units on parcel F-8 instead of approx. 158,000 sq. ft. of office space.  The applicant is King Farm Associates.

The F-7 property is located southeast of the intersection of Piccard Drive and Choke Cherry Road and the F-8 site is located along King Farm Boulevard, north of Piccard Drive.

Persons wishing to testify are requested to call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280 by September 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM to place their names on the speakers’ list.

Further information can be found on file in the planning office, by emailing Brian Wilson, Planner at , or by calling at 240-314-8227.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By: Kathleen Conway, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

TXT2018-00246 Alcoholic Beverage Production

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Text Amendment Application TXT2018-00246, Mayor and Council of Rockville, Applicant.

The purpose and intent of this application is to amend Chapter 25 of the Rockville City Code entitled “Zoning” by amending Sections 25.03.02, 25.12.03, 25.13.03, and 25.16.03 so as to add definitions of two new uses, “alcoholic beverage production” and “alcoholic beverage production, limited;” to identify the zones where the uses may be permitted; and to establish a parking standard for the uses

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office at Rockville City Hall and on the City’s web site at: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20134.  Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By:  Kathleen Conway, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland for receiving input on community needs for the Community Development Block Grant for Fiscal Year 2019 (Program Year 44).  Testimony from this hearing will be considered by the Mayor and Council in funding decisions.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant for housing and community development programs. The City of Rockville has received approximately $230,000 annually over the last several years.

To be eligible for funding, all CDBG projects must principally benefit low and moderate-income people or prevent or eliminate slums and blight and comply with all Federal program requirements.  CDBG funds can be used to acquire property for public uses (recreation, public facilities, historic preservation, neighborhood conservation); build public facilities (roads, curbs, sidewalks, parks, neighborhood facilities, sewerage collection systems, water distribution systems, flood and drainage systems); remove architectural barriers for people with disabilities and the elderly (widen doors, install wheelchair ramps); provide loans and grants to rehabilitate houses and apartments; provide programs to preserve and restore public or private historic properties; and implement economic development activities (training programs, energy conservation programs, commercial revitalization).

Any person or organization interested in speaking at the public hearing should contact the City Clerk's Office at (240) 314-8280 by 4:00 p.m. on September 11, 2017. For further information, contact the Department of Community Planning and Development Services at (240) 314-8203.  Additional information will be available in the Mayor and Council agenda item, which will be online by September 8, 2017 at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF ROCKVILLE
By:  Kathleen Conway, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations