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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Planning Commission Recommends Comprehensive Plan Draft to Mayor and Council

Public Hearing Scheduled for April 12

Rockville, Maryland, March 16 — The Mayor and Council will begin their review of the Planning Commission’s draft comprehensive plan update, starting this month.

After an extensive public input process and preparation of the draft plan, the Rockville Planning Commission presented their recommended comprehensive plan update to the Mayor and Council at their March 15 meeting. A public comment period into April will allow the community to give further input on the document. A public hearing of the Mayor and Council on the plan is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 12.

Rockville's comprehensive plan sets a vision and goals for the future of the city, with practical policies and actions to achieve those goals

The plan is organized in two sections. The first section contains 10 broad, citywide “Elements,” including topics such as land use, transportation, recreation and parks, environment, economic development, housing, and municipal growth. The second section focuses on issues and opportunities specific to 17 neighborhood-scale planning areas

The Planning Commission’s draft comprehensive plan is based on feedback gathered throughout the Rockville 2040 process, which included numerous listening sessions, citywide forums, open houses and other meetings, as well as analysis and discussion by the Planning Commission and city staff. If adopted by the Mayor and Council, it will replace the city’s previous 2002 comprehensive plan and many of its subsequent amendments

For more information, and to review the Planning Commission’s draft comprehensive plan, visit or contact Principal Planner Clark Larson at or 240-314-8225.

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