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
Mayor and Council Chambers
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Third Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

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NameTerm Expiration
Matthew Goguen
May 1, 2017
Anita Neal Powell
July 1, 2022
Laurie Kawa
July 1, 2022
Alan TabachnickMarch 1, 2022