Mayor and Council Unanimously Adopt Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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 vision and goals for the future of the city, with practical policies and actions to achieve those goals.

The Rockville 2040 master plan update process included leading more than 30 listening sessions and four citywide forums, and completing trend reports addressing land use, community facilities, historic preservation, the economy and the environment.

More than 500 community members attended the listening sessions, offering their visions for the city’s next 25 years.

The new plan will replace the city’s previous 2002 comprehensive plan and many of its subsequent amendments.

The comprehensive plan draft is organized in two sections.

The first 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.

See the plan or contact principal planner Clark Larson at or 240-314-8225 for more information.

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