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Lincoln Park Preservation Project
Lincoln Park SignLincoln Park Neighborhood Plan
The Lincoln Park Neighborhood has an extensive history as one of the oldest African-American communities in Montgomery County, dating to the 1850s. Today, the neighborhood is primarily a single-family residential community surrounded on three sides by a variety of non-residential land uses. The Rockville Town Center is to the southwest, separated from the neighborhood by the Metro / CSX railroad tracks and major highways.

There is a variety of housing types with varying ages, sizes and conditions. Although there is limited retail service within the neighborhood, retail opportunities in the nearby Town Center provide for everyday shopping needs. Regional transit, bikeways, parks and open space are also within the neighborhood or close by.

The Plan
A Neighborhood Plan Advisory Group, working with City staff, developed a new plan to replace the 1984 Lincoln Park Neighborhood Plan. The revised plan, adopted in 2007, provides goals and recommendations for the neighborhood for the next 20 years.

The neighborhood planning process also created the Lincoln Park Community Preservation Committee, a citizens committee tasked with recommending a method to preserve the unique neighborhood character and history of Lincoln Park. The result of the committees effort is the Lincoln Park Conservation District Plan (2007). This plan established Rockville's first Conservation District and identifies the elements that contribute to the neighborhoods character and establishes development standards to preserve them.


For more information, contact Rockville's Long Range Planning Division within the Department of Community Planning and Development Services at 240-314-8200 or by email.