Neighborhood plans provide the city and its residents and businesses the chance to clarify and refine the Comprehensive Plan's visions and goals for specific areas in the city. Adopted neighborhood plans are based on resident identified goals and Mayor and Council priorities and must comply with state planning requirements and are generally adopted for a specific city planning area.
Neighborhood Plan Updates
The City’s Comprehensive Planning team is constantly looking at existing neighborhood plans and updating planning documents as needed. In 2023, the City will begin its effort to update the 2001 Rockville Town Center Master Plan. Click here for detailed information about the Update process and how to get involved.
Adopted Neighborhood Plans
The following neighborhood plans have been adopted as part of the City's Comprehensive Plan.
East Rockville is a residential neighborhood located in the northeastern section of Rockville bounded by the Rockville Metro Station and Stonestreet Avenue corridor on the west, Veirs Mill Road on the south, First Street on the east, and the Lincoln Park neighborhood and Southlawn industrial area to the north. East Rockville primarily consists of residential homes with two small commercial centers, three parks and a historic preserve. The East Rockville Civic Association has expressed interest in exploring design guidelines for the neighborhood informed by a survey.
Note: The East Rockville Neighborhood Plan is adopted in part and superseded in part by the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Lincoln Park Neighborhood Plan2007
Lincoln Park neighborhood is located northeast of Rockville Town Center. Primarily residential housing, Lincoln Park is one of the oldest African American communities in Montgomery County, dating to the 1850s. The neighborhood planning process created the Lincoln Park Community Preservation Committee, a resident committee tasked with making recommendations for the Lincoln Park Conservation District Plan.
Note: The Lincoln Park Neighborhood Plan is adopted in part and superseded in part by the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Rockville Pike Neighborhood Plan2016
Replacing the previous 1989 Rockville Pike Neighborhood Corridor Plan, the Rockville Pike Plan focuses on creating a vibrant and comfortable mixed-use environment supported by high-quality public amenities and facilities, and complemented by a transportation network that will better support pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit riders.
Note: The Rockville Pike Neighborhood Plan is adopted in part and superseded in part by the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Town Center Master Plan2001
The Rockville Town Center initiative came about as a result of intensive collaboration between Rockville citizens and its city government, and produced a strong vision and direction that has proven to be viable.The first phase of Town Center, the 12.5-acre mixed-use development known as Rockville Town Square, implements that vision to a degree that is unusual in city planning. The Town Center Urban Design Overlay District Design Guidelines were adopted to provide guidance to developers and designers as they plan and design the Rockville Town Center.
Note: The Town Center Master Plan is adopted in part and superseded in part by the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Twinbrook Neighborhood Plan2009
The Twinbrook neighborhood is bounded north by Norbeck Road (MD Route 28), on the east by Rock Creek Park, Twinbrook Parkway and the City's municipal boundary, on the south by the Metro/CSX railroad line and on the west by First Street. Primarily residential housing, the plan focuses on protecting and retaining existing homes and recommends future growth be directed towards mixed-use development on land currently built for commercial and industrial activities.
Note: The Twinbrook Neighborhood Plan is adopted in part and superseded in part by the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan.