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Category: Development and Planning

Public Welcome to Review Town Center Master Plan Update

Members of the public are invited to review and provide feedback on the recently released draft of the updated Town Center Master Plan. The overarching goal of the master plan update is to strengthen Town Center by creating a cohesive vision for the planning area, one that meets the city’s

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Finding Out About Historic Preservation is as Easy as ABC

May is Preservation Month, and in recognition, the Historic District Commission will host “ABCs of Historic Preservation” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30. The hybrid event will provide members of the community with an overview of historic preservation in Rockville. Attendees will learn how local historic structures are designated and

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Rockville’s Forestry Inspector Talks Environments With Middle School Class

Following a handwritten invitation from a Silver Spring International Middle School student, Natasha Shangold, the City of Rockville’s forestry inspector, found herself in front of Delia Dunlap’s eighth-period Model United Nations class, where she discussed invasive species and the importance of local ecosystems. The first-day-of-spring visit was sparked by a

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Vision Zero: City Meets to Talk Complete Streets and Sidewalks

Rockville’s Vision Zero Action Plan is walking (and rolling) on with a new Complete Streets project and meetings about roadway improvements to improve safety for all. In April, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation Land-Use Connections Program awarded Rockville $80,000 for a Complete Streets feasibility study of Congressional Lane.

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Public Outreach on Zoning Code Rewrite to be Held in Fall

Fall is when the Rockville community will have its opportunity to chime in on a project to rewrite and update the city’s zoning ordinance. A consultant team is developing draft zoning regulations for the current phase of the project based on a diagnostic report that is a result of the

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Help Shape the Future of Building Regulations in Rockville

The City of Rockville Department of Community Planning and Development Services wants to hear from you on amendments to city code that will affect building and property maintenance regulations in Rockville. CPDS will hold a virtual public information session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17. New state building codes take

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Rockville Receives Federal Grant to Advance Twinbrook Bridge Planning

A federal grant announced in March will help Rockville with feasibility planning and design for a proposed bridge to connect Twinbrook with Rockville Pike. Rockville was awarded $568,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Grant Program. The grant will be used to evaluate and design a

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Working on a Historic Property? You Could Qualify for a Tax Credit

Restoring or repairing the outside of a historic home? Preserving the exterior of a historic structure? You could be eligible for a property tax credit. Rockville participates in the tax credit program for local structures designated as historic. If your property in Rockville is designated by the city as historic

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