Historic District Commission

The Historic District Commission (HDC) was created by the Mayor and Council in 1966 for the purpose of recommending the boundaries of districts that are deemed to be of historic or architectural value to the city of Rockville and with reviewing applications for construction or exterior alterations in the historic districts. The establishment of historic districts, as stated in the Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 8, Section 8-201, shall be for the purpose of:

  • Safeguarding the heritage of Rockville by preserving districts which reflect its cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history
  • Stabilizing and improving property values within these districts Fostering civic beauty
  • Strengthening the local economy
  • Promoting the use and preservation of historic districts for the education, welfare and pleasure of the residents of Rockville

The five HDC Commissioners are appointed for three-year staggered terms.

Contact the Historic District Commission by email at HistoricDistrict@rockvillemd.gov

Meetings are open to the public and televised live on Rockville Channel 11.

Historic District Commission
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240-314-8236
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Mayor and Council Chambers
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Third Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

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2020 Meeting Calendar


Meeting DateApplication Due Date
Jan. 16, 2020Dec. 13, 2019
Feb. 20, 2020Jan. 17, 2020
March 19, 2020Feb. 14, 2020
April 16, 2020March 13, 2020
May 21, 2020April 17, 2020
June 18, 2020May 15, 2020
July 16, 2020June 12, 2020
Sept. 17, 2020Aug. 14, 2020
Oct. 15, 2020Sept. 11, 2020
Nov. 19, 2020Oct. 16, 2020
Dec. 17, 2020Nov. 13, 2020

MEMBERS

NameTerm Expiration
Matthew Goguen
May 1, 2017
Anita Neal Powell
July 1, 2022
Laurie Kawa
July 1, 2022
Alan TabachnickMarch 1, 2022
Arthur T. Downey
June 8, 2023

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