Public Hearing Notices

NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)  regarding the use of the lighted artificial turf fields at Julius West Middle School (JWMS), located at 651 Great Falls Road.

The MOU is proposed to address a condition of approval of Mandatory Referral STP 2018-00340. MCPS and the City of Rockville have created the draft MOU to monitor the impacts associated with traffic, parking, noise, and lighting, and to set the hours of operation. The MOU is also to include joint mitigation measures addressing future impacts that may arise in the areas of traffic,parking, noise and lighting. 

The public hearing will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. The agenda and briefing materials will be available beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office at Rockville City Hall. Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list. 


Mayor and Council of Rockville 

By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard in the Mayor and Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Zoning Text Amendment Application TXT2019-00254, Mayor and Council, Applicant.

Said Zoning Text Amendment will revise the development standards for residential accessory buildings and structures in single dwelling unit residential zones, and for accessory buildings in both the MXT(Mixed Use Transition) and HD (Historic District) zones. Staff will present additional recommended changes made since the previous public hearing.

More detailed information on the above can be found in the file maintained in the office of the City Clerk in Rockville City Hall. Anyone planning to testify at the hearing should call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280 before 4:00 p.m., on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speaker’s list.
 

Mayor and Council of Rockville

By: SaraTaylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


NOTICE OF HEARING

On Housing and Community Development Needs for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland for receiving input on community needs for the Community Development Block Grant for Fiscal Year 2021 (Program Year 46).  Testimony from this hearing will be considered by the Mayor and Council in funding decisions.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant for housing and community development programs. The City of Rockville has received approximately $260,000 annually over the last several years.

To be eligible for funding, all CDBG projects must principally benefit low and moderate-income people or prevent or eliminate slums and blight and comply with all Federal program requirements.  CDBG funds can be used to acquire property for public uses (recreation, public facilities, historic preservation, neighborhood conservation); build public facilities (roads, curbs, sidewalks, parks, neighborhood facilities, sewerage collection systems, water distribution systems, flood and drainage systems); remove architectural barriers for people with disabilities and the elderly (widen doors, install wheelchair ramps); provide loans and grants to rehabilitate houses and apartments; provide programs to preserve and restore public or private historic properties; and implement economic development activities (training programs, energy conservation programs, commercial revitalization).

Any person or organization interested in speaking at the public hearing should contact the City Clerk's Office at (240) 314-8280 by 4:00 p.m. on September 9, 2019. For further information, contact the Department of Community Planning and Development Services at (240) 314-8203.  Additional information will be available in the Mayor and Council agenda item, which will be online by September 21, 2019 at:  www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter

MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF ROCKVILLE

By:    Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement DRA2020-00001, 1500 Rockville Pike LLC, Rockville Pike Holdings LLC, 1592 Rockville Pike LLC and Avissar-Diener, LLC, Applicants.

The purpose and intent of the application is for the applicants to enter into a Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA) with the Mayor and Council of Rockville that will establish certain parameters under which the development project known as Twinbrook Quarter, previously approved by Mayor and Council Resolution No. 7A-19, may proceed. The proposed DRRA would permit the buildout of the project subject to the development regulations that exist at the time of execution of the agreement. Those regulations include, but are not limited to, the following: zoning, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, moderately-priced housing, forest and tree preservation, and sewer and water service, among others. The proposed DRRA also includes provisions on other aspects, including when changes to development-related codes would apply to the development, how amendments to the Project Plan are addressed, and how a potential future development moratorium would affect project buildout. The proposed DRRA would be in effect concurrent with the validity period of the Project Plan, which expires on April 29, 2049.  

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office at Rockville City Hall. Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.

Mayor and Council of Rockville

By:  Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Text Amendment Application TXT2019-00251, Mayor and Council of Rockville, Applicant.

The purpose and intent of this application is to amend Chapter 25 of the Rockville City Code entitled “Zoning” by amending the land use tables for all zones and Sections 25.03.02 and 25.09.08 to provide definitions and regulations for the installation of small cell antennas for wireless communication within the City and to clarify the regulations applicable to other wireless communication facilities.

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office at Rockville City Hall and on the City’s web site at: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/35133/Final-Draft-ZTXT251.  Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list. 

Mayor and Council of Rockville 

By:  Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement DRA2020-00001, 1500 Rockville Pike LLC, Rockville Pike Holdings LLC, 1592 Rockville Pike LLC and Avissar-Diener, LLC, Applicants.

The purpose and intent of the application is for the applicants to enter into a Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA) with the Mayor and Council of Rockville that will establish certain parameters under which the development project known as Twinbrook Quarter, previously approved by Mayor and Council Resolution No. 7A-19, may proceed. The proposed DRRA would permit the buildout of the project subject to the development regulations that exist at the time of execution of the agreement. Those regulations include, but are not limited to, the following: zoning, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, moderately-priced housing, forest and tree preservation, and sewer and water service, among others. The proposed DRRA also includes provisions on other aspects, including when changes to development-related codes would apply to the development, how amendments to the Project Plan are addressed, and how a potential future development moratorium would affect project buildout. The proposed DRRA would be in effect concurrent with the validity period of the Project Plan, which expires on April 29, 2049.  

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office at Rockville City Hall. Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.

Mayor and Council of Rockville

By:  Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations