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.

Upcoming Workshop: Rehab Your Historic Home

The Historic District Commission will hold a virtual historic tax credit workshop, Tuesday, Sept. 27, alongside the Maryland Historical Trust and Montgomery County Historic Preservation Department.

The workshop will be held via WebEx at 7:00 p.m.

Guest speakers will be Dana Marks, a preservation officer with Tax Credit Programs of the Maryland Historical Trust, and Michael Kyne, a cultural resources planner with the Historic Preservation Section of the Montgomery County Planning Department.

Learn about federal, state and local preservation tax credits available to encourage investment in the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings, including:

  • Basic information about each tax credit program.
  • What properties are eligible for the county, state, and federal tax credit programs.
  • What projects and expenses are eligible for tax credits.
  • How to prepare a county and/or state tax credit application.

For more information, contact 240-314-8236 or history@rockvillemd.gov.

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

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2022 Meeting Calendar

Meeting DateApplication Due Date
January 20, 2022
December 17, 2021
February 17, 2022
January 14, 2022
March 17, 2022February 11, 2022
April 21, 2022
March 18, 2022
May 19, 2022
April 15, 2022
June 16, 2022
May 13, 2022
July 21, 2022
June 17, 2022
September 15, 2022
August 12, 2022
October 20, 2022
September 16, 2022
November 17, 2022
October 14, 2022
December 15, 2022
November 11, 2022


NameTerm Expiration
Anita Neal Powell
July 1, 2022
Seth DenboOctober 1, 2025
Mercy Shenge
January 1, 2023
Michael GoldfingerNovember  1, 2023
Peter FosselmanFebruary 1, 2025