Rockville’s Mayor and Council have unanimously approved an amendment that makes several changes to the city’s zoning code to improve customers’ experience with the Department of Planning and Development Services. The amendment implements improvements identified through the FAST initiative to make Rockville’s development review and permitting services “faster, accountable, smarter
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City staff will host a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 to present preliminary concept plans for a project that seeks to make two Rockville Town Center thoroughfares friendlier to businesses, pedestrians and bicyclists. The Washington Street and East Middle Lane Road Diet Project creates bike lanes
Input Meetings Will Gather Public Opinion The Mayor and Council will consider whether to require that public parkland be included as part of new development projects in the City of Rockville, and is seeking input from the community on the proposal. The city will host two virtual public input information
Rockville’s Hispanic/Latino population increased by 2,533 people in the decade since the last census, from 14.3% of the city’s population in 2010 to 16.9% in 2020. Those identifying as Hispanic/Latino can be of any race. In 2010, 8,781 people of Rockville’s population of 61,209 identified as Hispanic/Latino. In 2020, 11,334
Resilience and ingenuity marked Fiscal Year 2021 for Rockville businesses as the pandemic continued into a second year, Rockville Economic Development, Inc. reports in its annual report for FY 2021, which ended June 30.
The Mayor and Council are scheduled to hold two virtual public hearings on development applications in the city during coming meetings. On Monday, Oct. 18, the Mayor and Council will invite comments on an application to transform 16160/16200 Frederick Road, the King Buick auto dealership, to allow for up to
The City of Rockville is now Maryland’s fourth most populous incorporated place – down from third a decade ago, according to results of the 2020 census released in August. According to the census, which is conducted every 10 years, on April 1, 2020, the population of the City of Rockville
The City of Rockville will hold a third and final virtual public meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 14, on whether to continue street closures in Town Center for outdoor dining. Options under discussion during that meeting will include: whether to continue the street closures year-round; the potential use of heated tents; closing
Sets Vision, Goals for City’s Future Rockville’s Mayor and Council unanimously adopted the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan update Monday evening, following a years-long process that involved hundreds of voices from the community, elected and appointed leaders and city staff, which helped shape the final document. Rockville’s comprehensive plan sets a
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Rockville joined the ranks of hundreds of U.S. cities on Jan. 10 as the Mayor and Council approved the city’s first plan for addressing climate change. The Climate Action Plan sets forth 26 community actions and 16 city actions to
After close to seven decades of service to the Rockville community, an iconic city employee and City Hall fixture is finally calling it quits. Elaine Crutchfield Hebron, affectionally known among staff and the local community as “Ms. Elaine,” retired in
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