Historic Resources Management Plan

The Historic Resources Management Plan (HRMP) outlines how Rockville’s historic buildings and areas are managed. The current plan was written in 1986, when resources had to be at least 50 years old to be considered historic.

About the Historic Resources Management Plan

The Historic Resources Management Plan is a practical plan which addresses the management of the city’s historic resources, through implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. The current HRMP, adopted in 1986, established and described historic periods, cultural trends, and building types throughout Rockville’s history. The goals of the 1986 HRMP were to identify the historic resources in the City of Rockville, to present recommendations and implementation steps to protect and preserve those historic resources, and to coordinate the management of the city's historic resources through the Rockville Historic District Commission.

The current plan is a typewritten document that is over 30 years old, and overdue for an update. In order to complete this update, the city has created a Historic Preservation Work Plan, guiding the division’s activities over the next decade, ultimately resulting in an updated HRMP.

Current Historic Resources Management Plan

This plan follows the Resource Protection Planning Process (RP3) devised by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior designed to facilitate the management of historic resources. The model consists of three parts: historic contexts, operating plans, and management plans. Additional guidance was given by the Maryland Historical Trust's statewide "Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan", published in 1986.

View the Current Historic Resources Management Plan