Related Policy Documents for Rockville 2040

The following documents help guide Rockville's future by setting visions, goals and policies for managing growth and community assets.

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Neighborhood Plans

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 plans are based on community-identified goals and Mayor and Council priorities and must comply with state planning requirements and are generally adopted for a specific city planning area. Some past neighborhood plans are superseded and replaced by portions of the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2021, while others are adopted by reference with certain updates in the Comprehensive Plan.

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Bikeway Master Plan

Adopted 2017

The Rockville Bikeway Master Plan provides a vision for a safe and efficient multimodal transportation system within the City of Rockville. First adopted in 1981, the Plan was updated in 1998 and again in 2004 to reflect new opportunities for network expansion and program development.

The 2017 Rockville Bikeway Master Plan builds on the great accomplishments of the past with an emphasis on greater network connectivity and promotion of cycling as a legitimate means of transport to be considered as part of all urban design, land use planning, transport planning and the planning and delivery of major projects.

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View Implementation Strategy for the Bikeway Master Plan

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Heritage Area Amendment

Adopted 2013

On January 28, 2013, the Mayor and Council adopted an amendment to Rockville’s Comprehensive Master Plan to join the Montgomery County Heritage Area and adopt the Montgomery County Heritage Area Management Plan. Through this amendment, the City is able to participate in this State’s economic development program, known as a Heritage Enterprise Zone. Benefits include eligibility for grants and loan assistance for acquisition, development, public interpretation, and programming, as well as tax incentives for the rehabilitation of non-designated historic buildings and non-historic buildings in active tourism use.

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Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan

Approved 2020 (not formally a part of the Comprehensive Plan)

The City of Rockville Recreation and Parks Department Strategic Plan provides the Department a roadmap for addressing community needs for the next five years. This plan details the current state of the system while identifying focus areas based on a comprehensive assessment of the community’s vision and their priorities. 
The Plan updates and replaces the Recreation, Recreation and Open Space Plan (PROS) approved in 2009.

View the Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan