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Southlawn Industrial Area Feasibility Study
Project Purpose
The purpose of the Southlawn Industrial Area Feasibility Study is to identify possible land use and traffic solutions to minimize the negative impacts of industrial uses abutting the residential neighborhoods of Burgundy Knolls, David Scull Courts, East Rockville and Lincoln Park. The study will investigate possible long-term and short-term solutions mentioned in Rockville’s Comprehensive Master Plan and applicable neighborhood plans, such as: 
  • Assessing the feasibility of future non-industrial uses
  • Identifying appropriate light industrial uses
  • Reassessing traffic patterns and the road network to reduce truck traffic through the neighborhoods
  • Identifying compatible height, size and scale of new development as compared to the existing neighborhoods; and
  • Considering buffering or other development regulations and incentives.


Study Area
The 101-acre project study area (shown right) includes areas west of Gude Drive and First Street, north of Lincoln Street, south of Lofstrand Lane, and east of North Horners Lane. The area overlaps three Master Plan areas: Planning Area 16 (Southlawn / RedGate), the East Rockville Neighborhood Plan (ERNP) and the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Plan (LPNP). The study area boundary establishes a focused area for analysis, but may not limit the properties addressed in the study's final recommendations.

Project Status
The Mayor and Council provided direction to staff on July 18 and August 1, 2016 on which recommendations to accept from the Southlawn Study.  Staff will return to the Mayor and Council in September 2016 to present the anticipated implementation schedules, costs and next steps for these recommendations and will hold a community meeting to review the results of this discussion.
Southlawn Study Area
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Project calendar
Public Meetings
Public Kick-off Meeting (#1)
Held June 3, 2015 at Lincoln Park Community Center
Data Analysis and Listening Session (#2)
Held June 25, 2015 at David Scull Courts Community Building
Data Analysis and Findings (#3)
Held Sept. 10, 2015 at Lincoln Park Community Center
Initial Recommendations (#4)
Held Oct. 29, 2015 at Maryvale Elementary School
Redevelopment Scenarios (#5)
Held Dec. 9, 2015 at Lincoln Park Community Center
Revised Recommendations (#6)
Held Jan. 28, 2016 at David Scull Courts
Final Recommendations (#7)
Held Feb. 29, 2016 at Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers
Direction to staff on recommendations Held July 18, 2016 at Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers
Direction to staff on recommendations (continued) Held August 1, 2016 at Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers

Project Documents and Materials (in order of release)





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Contact: Clark Larson, AICP, Project Manager
Community Planning and Development Services
  Rockville City Hall
  111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

240-314-8225

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