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Historic Resources Management Plan
This plan follows the Resource Protection Planning Process (RP3) devised by the National  Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior designed to facilitate the management of historic resources. The model consists of three parts: historic contexts, operating plans, and management plans. Additional guidance was given by the Maryland Historical Trust's statewide "Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan", published in 1986.

This document has four chapters. The first consists of an introduction and discussion of Rockville's physical and cultural setting. The second contains goals and objectives. The third chapter is divided into seven historic contexts (two prehistoric and five historic) with the historic periods subdivided into eight thematic units with accompanying operating plans. The operating plans consist of six parts: identification, documentation/research gaps, registration, stresses, recommendations for protection, and implementation steps by 2-3 and 5-10 year intervals. The fourth chapter contains management plans keyed to the City's Planning Areas which consider stresses and assets and highlights opportunities. A summary of implementation measures by implementing body, historic context, and planning area is included. Appendices include the Secretary of Interior's Archaeology and Historic Preservation Guidelines, Maryland Historical Trust Historic Context Outline, Definition and Criteria for historic resources, Rockville HDC Rules of Procedure, Proposed Technical  Briefs, Tax Incentives for Historic Properties, Article 66B of the Maryland Annotated Code [now the Land Use Article], Bibliography, and an Index of the historic contexts.

Abstract / Ordinance / Table of Contents
Chapter I - Introduction

Chapter II - Goals and Objectives

Chapter III - Historic Contexts
     - Historic Contexts Introduction
     - Historic Context 1: Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Early to Middle Woodland: 13, 000 B.C. - 900 A.D.
     - Historic Context 2: Late Woodland: 900-1600 A.D.
     - Historic Context 3: Contact and Settlement: 1600 - 1750
     - Historic Context 4: Rural Community Formation and Identity: 1750-1825
     - Historic Context 5: Development as Montgomery County Seat: 1825 - 1873
     - Historic Context 6: Maturation and Expansion of the County Seat: 1873 - 1931
     - Historic Context 7: County Seat to Satellite City of the Nations' Capital: 1931 - Present

Chapter IV - Management of Historic Resources by Planning Area