Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main goals of the Twinbrook Neighborhood Plan?
The primary goal of the TNP is the retention and protection of the residential neighborhoods. The plan contains recommendations to help retain the character of the residential neighborhoods, while directing any future development towards the current commercial and industrial areas. The plan also makes recommendations to help maintain and upgrade the public areas to ensure that recreational opportunities, public accessibility and the natural environment enhance the quality of life for all residents.
What is a neighborhood plan?
Neighborhood plans are intended to offer guidance on a more focused level by providing a means for neighborhoods to:
- identify, preserve, and build on the positive qualities of their neighborhoods;
- acknowledge and deal with existing issues or problems; and
- set goals and priorities that will shape the future of their neighborhood for the next twenty years to come.
After adoption by the Mayor and Council, the Twinbrook Neighborhood Plan will offer a blueprint for the community for the future.
Who were the members of the Twinbrook Neighborhood Plan Advisory Group?
The Twinbrook Neighborhood Plan Advisory Group was a group of your neighbors who volunteered to work on the plan. They were appointed by the Mayor and Council in March 2005, and continuously worked together to provide guidance to City staff in the preparation of the draft plan.
Will there be redevelopment in the area?
The Plan recommends that any future growth be directed towards mixed-use development on land currently used for commercial and industrial activities. It recommends that, should their owners wish, the existing shopping centers on Veirs Mill Road be redeveloped to allow a Neighborhood Center, compatible with adjacent single-family homes. This could include a full-service supermarket and a range of smaller stores with residential or office use on upper stories and open space features. The library, which is owned and operated by Montgomery County, would remain. The King Farm Village Center and Congressional Village are two examples of this kind of center that have been built within the City of Rockville during the past few years.
Will the industrial areas on Lewis Avenue and Halpine Road be replaced?
The Plan recommends that the industrial uses be allowed to continue, but if their owners wish to redevelop, they should be allowed to include some residential and office uses on the property. It is proposed that the scale of any new development should be compatible with the adjacent single-family homes.
For more information, contact Rockville’s Long Range Planning Division within the Department of Community Planning and Development Services at 240-314-8200, or email email@example.com.