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Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Review Committee
In its Resolution creating the review committee, the Planning Commission determined that the committee would consist of nine members representing a cross-section of the governmental, business and resident interests in the City. The committee met in open sessions with meetings conducted by a chairperson appointed by committee members. The committee developed an evaluation plan and met on a schedule adopted by the committee, and elicited input from the public and expert testimony. City staff also provided consultation and appropriate support.

Committee members included:
  • Jason Anthony (Vice-Chair)
  • Dennis Cain
  • Julie Carr (Chair)
  • Tom Gibney
  • Sean Hart
  • Soo Lee-Cho
  • Charles Littlefield
  • Roald Schrack
  • Eric Siegel

Committee Purpose and Goals
On December 15, 2010, pursuant to its Rules of Procedure, the Rockville Planning Commission appointed an advisory committee of resident and business community members to conduct a general review of the City's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), Article 20 of the Rockville Zoning Ordinance, and the Adequate Public Facilities Standards (APFS), which was adopted by the Mayor and Council on November 1, 2005. The Commission determined that the needs of Rockville are best served by an evaluation of the APFO and APFS conducted through vigorous public discussion, review by a focused panel, with analysis and recommendations made to the Planning Commission at the conclusion of the Review Committee's work.

The generals goals of the review committee were to:
  • Review and study the APFO and APFS
  • Identify discrepancies
  • Make recommendations to amend the ordinance and standards to the Planning Commission

The review committee was requested to:
  • Consider the APFO and APFS in light of current city demographic and economic trends while understanding the nature and limits of the APFO and APFS Evaluation Criteria
  • Examine the methods used to define and measure conformance with the APFO and APFS, and
  • Evaluate how the APFO and APFS interacts with recent Zoning Ordinance changes.
  • Submit a report with recommendations to the Planning Commission, including suggested changes, if any, to the APFO and APFS.

Final Report of the APFO Review Committee

Meeting Dates
The APFO Review Committee held their first meeting on January 27, 2011 and their last meeting on September 29, 2011 with reports to the Planning Commission on July 13, 2011 and August 3, 2011.

Background Documents

Committee Correspondence and Research