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In Need? A Guide to Finding Food Distribution Locations in Rockville

Several organizations are providing locations for, or delivery of, food for needy families and individuals throughout Rockville. Check ahead with organizations to ensure the information provided below is up to date.

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Rockville Provides Need-to-Know Information for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19 Emergency

The City of Rockville is recommending several online resources to help rental property managers and owners combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Planning Commission Reschedules 
Public Hearing Dates for Neighborhood-based Planning Areas Volume of Comprehensive Plan Draft 

Rockville’s Planning Commission has set new public hearing dates of Sept. 9 and 23 for the community to provide comments on the initial staff draft of the neighborhood-specific sections of the comprehensive plan update. 

The original May dates were rescheduled due to a gubernatorial executive order that prevents gatherings of 10 or more to slow the spread of COVID-19, and to allow neighborhood and civic groups greater time to review and discuss the draft volume among their organizations prior to providing their testimony to the Planning Commission. 

Written comments continue to be accepted leading up and just after the September hearings. Planning staff is available by request via email or virtual meeting to answer questions and talk with community associations, residents, businesses, workers and other organizations, so that community members can learn more about the draft’s contents and how to provide feedback.  

The second component of Rockville’s comprehensive plan update, “Volume II: Planning Areas,” was delivered in December to the city’s Planning Commission for its review. Volume II consists of policy recommendations and recommended city projects for each of the city’s 17 geographic neighborhood-specific planning areas.  

These recommendations build on citywide policies of the draft “Volume I: Elements” — which the Planning Commission reviewed over the past year — by focusing on issues and opportunities unique to each planning area. 

Combined with the first half of the draft comprehensive plan, the Planning Areas component work will guide neighborhood, or planning area, policies and projects throughout the next two decades. 

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

For more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/Rockville2040 or contact principal planner Clark Larson at clarson@rockvillemd.gov or 240-314-8225. 

Rockville Parks Remain Open; Playground Use Prohibited

While City of Rockville parks will remain open, as a safety precaution, the use of playground equipment in city parks is now prohibited.

Signs have been posted at playgrounds throughout City of Rockville parks.

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Rockville Responds to Governor’s Order

Gov. Larry Hogan has issued an executive order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people. Following state and federal directives intended to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, Rockville events, classes, programs, rentals and activities are canceled through April 30.

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15-Minute Curbside Pick-up Parking Spaces Created Temporarily for Town Square

The City of Rockville has temporarily designated about 40 on-street parking spaces in Town Square as 15-minute curbside pick-up spots.

The free 15-minute parking will be available on spaces along Maryland and Gibbs streets, between East Middle Lane and Beall Avenue.

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Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Stonestreet Amendment

The City of Rockville’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday, Jan. 8 to hear testimony on the public hearing draft of the Park Road and North/South Stonestreet Avenue Area Comprehensive Master Plan Amendment.

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Mayor and Council to Begin Budget Work Dec. 9; Public Hearing is Dec. 16

The Mayor and Council are scheduled to first discuss their Fiscal Year 2021 budget priorities, budget process and calendar, and hear a preview about the general fund, during their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at City Hall.

A public hearing, part of the Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, will give community members their first chance to provide in-person input for development of the operating budget and Capital Improvements Program for FY 2021, which begins July 1.

The budget process gives community members multiple opportunities to provide input on the budget.

The city manager’s proposed budget will be presented in February. Public hearings and work sessions will be held during Mayor and Council meetings in March and April, on dates yet to be announced. The Mayor and Council are scheduled to adopt the FY21 budget in May.

Rockville’s Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget totals $138.9 million.

For more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/budget or call the Finance Department at 240-314-8400.

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Upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Calendar
Dec. 9
Mayor and Council Discuss Budget, Budget Process and Calendar, and Hear General Fund Preview

Dec. 16
Budget Public Hearing

February (Date TBA)
Presentation of City Manager’s FY 2021 Proposed Budget

March-April (Dates TBA)
Budget Public Hearings and Work Sessions

May (Date TBA)
Adoption of the FY 2021 Budget

Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Stonestreet Amendment

The City of Rockville’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday, Jan. 8 to hear testimony on the public hearing draft of the Park Road and North/South Stonestreet Avenue Area Comprehensive Master Plan Amendment.

The Planning Commission’s meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Testimony on the draft may be provided as follows:

  • In writing to the City of Rockville Planning Commission, c/o Comprehensive Planning, Planning and Development Services, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.
  • By email to planning.commission@rockvillemd.gov.
  • In person at the Jan. 8 public hearing at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

For more information, contact Andrea Gilles at agilles@rockvillemd.gov or 240-314-8273.

Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/2004/Stonestreet-Corridor to view the amendment.

SHA to Host Workshops on Section of I-270

The State Highway Administration will host a series of public workshops in Frederick and Montgomery counties in mid-November to provide an overview of plans for Interstate 270 between interstates 370 and 70. The workshops will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Lincoln Recreation Center, Lincoln Elementary School, 200 Madison St., Frederick.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Urbana Fire Department Banquet Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick.
  • Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg.

The workshops will provide an overview of pre-National Environmental Policy Act activities and the NEPA process; discuss the transportation needs of the corridor; and identify potential solutions and existing environmental considerations.

Pre-NEPA activities include a review of existing and future traffic, roadway and environmental conditions to inform the development of alternatives. There will be a brief presentation at 7 p.m. during each workshop. Attendees will be able to review display boards and meet with SHA staff.

Meeting materials, including an online presentation, will be available at 495-270-p3.com.

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