House, trees

The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, on a text amendment to the city’s zoning code to modify tree planting requirements for new residential lots containing townhouses, duplexes and other attached units. 

The zoning ordinance requires three trees be planted on each new residential lot, including new townhouse lots and lots with other types of single-family attached units. Because townhouse lots are typically small, it is not always physically possible to meet this requirement. The proposed text amendment recommends revising the requirements to provide flexibility in planting location to meet the requirement. 

For a list of zoning text amendments, visit 

www.rockvillemd.gov/2171/Zoning-Code-Amendments. See the agenda for the Mayor and Council’s meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter

HOW TO TAKE PART: 

To submit comments, email mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov, or to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Maryland, 20850, by 2 p.m. the day of the public hearing. Those submitting testimony should provide their names and addresses.   

To testify virtually, send your name and phone number to mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 9 a.m. the day of the meeting. 

All comments will be acknowledged by the Mayor and Council at the meeting and added to the agenda for public viewing at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter. Agendas are typically posted a few days before the meeting. 

To practice responsible social distancing, Mayor and Council meetings are conducted by teleconference and broadcast on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11, and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.