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Historic District Commission
  • Third Thursday of each month, starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Chambers
    Rockville City Hall
    111 Maryland Avenue
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Meetings are televised live on Comcast Cable Rockville Channel 11.

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available generally at the beginning of the week prior to each Thursday meeting.
View Agendas and Minutes

  • Robert Achtmeyer, Chair
    Term Expires: December 1, 2017
  • Anita Neal Powell
    Term Expires: April 1, 2019
  • Emily Correll
    Term Expires: September 1, 2018
  • Stefanie Tincher
    Term Expires: February 1, 2019
2 MEMBER VACANCIES (1 Regular/1 Alternate)

About the Historic District Commission
The Historic District Commission (HDC) was created by the Mayor and Council in 1966 for the purpose of recommending the boundaries of districts that are deemed to be of historic or architectural value to the city of Rockville and with reviewing applications for construction or exterior alterations in the historic districts. The establishment of historic districts, as stated in the Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 8, Section 8-201, shall be for the purpose of:
  • Safeguarding the heritage of Rockville by preserving districts which reflect its cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history
  • Stabilizing and improving property values within these districts
  • Fostering civic beauty
  • Strengthening the local economy
  • Promoting the use and preservation of historic districts for the education, welfare and pleasure of the residents of Rockville

The five HDC Commissioners are appointed for three-year staggered terms.

View the Historic District Commission Rules of Procedure.
View the Historic Preservation resources and guidelines.
Visit the Community Planning and Development Services.
Download the Certificate of Approval Application

Ex Parte Communications
Under Maryland Law, decisions on quasi-judicial matters must be based on information provided in the public record (written or oral testimony).  Therefore no communication should be held outside of the public hearing. The City maintains a list of development applications subject to the limitations on ex parte communications.

2016 Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines

Meeting # Meeting Date Application Due Date
01-2016 January 21, 2016 December 18, 2015
02-2016 February 18, 2016
January 15, 2016
03-2016 March 17, 2016
February 12, 2016
04-2016 April 21, 2016
March 18, 2016
05-2016 May 19, 2016
April 15, 2016
06-2016 June 16, 2016
May 13, 2016
07-2016 July 21, 2016 June 17, 2016
no meeting
08-2016 September 15, 2016
August 12, 2016
09-2016 October 20, 2016
September 16, 2016
10-2016 November 17, 2016
October 14, 2016
11-2016 December 15, 2016
November 11, 2016

Important Note!

As defined in Ordinance No. 13-13 (see link below), all applicants are required to complete the Statement of Financial Interests and submit along with the Expression of Interest Form

Staff Liaison
Sheila Bashiri | Email 
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Ph: 240-314-8236