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.

Contact the Historic District Commission by email at HistoricDistrict@rockvillemd.gov

Meetings are open to the public and televised live on Rockville Channel 11.

Historic District Commission
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240-314-8236
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Mayor and Council Chambers
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Third Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

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2021 Meeting Calendar


Meeting DateApplication Due Date
January 21, 2021
December 28, 2020
February 18, 2021
January 15, 2021
March 18, 2021
February 12, 2021
April 15, 2021
March 12, 2021
May 20, 2021
April 16, 2021
June 17, 2021
May 14, 2021
July 15, 2021
June 11, 2021
September 16, 2021
August 13, 2021
October 21, 2021
September 17, 2021
November 18, 2021
October 15, 2021
December 16, 2021
November 12, 2021

MEMBERS

NameTerm Expiration
Anita Neal Powell
July 1, 2022
Alan Tabachnick
March 1, 2022
Laurie Kawa
July 1, 2022
Nancy Light
June 1, 2023
Mercy Shenge
November 1, 2023