Rockville 2040 - Meeting Results and Materials
Comprehensive Plan, Volume I: Elements Post-Work Session Draft
Draft Comprehensive Plan, Volume I: Elements
Review the draft Comprehensive Plan, Volume I: Elements that incorporates changes by the Planning Commission following their work sessions to review public testimony. The Volume I draft is available in the following two viewing formats:
- Comprehensive Plan, Vol. I: Elements Post-Work Session Draft (two-page layout for on-screen viewing) [PDF, 75MB]
- Comprehensive Plan, Vol. I: Elements Post-Work Session Draft (one-page layout for printing) [PDF, 75MB]
The Planning Commission held work sessions to discuss public testimony on the draft Volume I on the following dates:
- June 26, 2019 | View Staff Report | View Meeting Recording
- July 10, 2019 | View Staff Report | View Meeting Recording
- July 24, 2019 | View Staff Report | View Meeting Recording
- August 7, 2019 | View Staff Report | View Meeting Recording
- September 11, 2019 | View Staff Report | View Meeting Recording
- September 25, 2019 | View Staff Report | View Meeting Recording
Public Testimony Received on the Elements Volume
The following testimony was received on the Comprehensive Plan, Volume I: Elements Draft for Planning Commission Public Hearing. All testimony, including oral comments given during scheduled public hearings, was considered by the Planning Commission during their work sessions to discuss on a final recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan for Volume I. The public record closed on June 18, 2019.
- Directory of Written Testimony Received (March 14 - June 18, 2019)
- Testimony Exhibits 1-10
- Testimony Exhibits 11-20
- Testimony Exhibits 21-30
- Testimony Exhibits 31-40
- Testimony Exhibits 41-49
- Transcript from May 22, 2019 Planning Commission meeting
- Transcript from June 24, 2019 Planning Commission meeting
Twinbrook Neighborhood Meeting
On September 25, 2018, City planning staff was invited to the Twinbrook Community Association’s monthly meeting to discuss land use goals and policies for the Rockville 2040 update to the Comprehensive Master Plan. The particular focus of the discussion was the types of housing that should be permitted or encouraged and whether there should be additional opportunities for retail and services in the neighborhood. Staff presented options that draw from prior Rockville 2040 input sessions, when neighbors expressed various points of view. Some of the issues discussed include neighborhood stability, affordable housing, aging in place, and what land use policies make sense in response to the County’s potential Bus Rapid Transit service along Veirs Mill Road.
Three land use policy options were presented at the meeting, a result of concepts discussed at prior meetings with the Twinbrook community. The first option leaves current land use policy in place. The second option makes accommodation for some new types of housing and neighborhood-scale retail or service businesses at the intersection of Edmonston Drive and Veirs Mill Road. The third option provides for more opportunities for land use change along Veirs Mill and near the Twinbrook Metro Station. Staff made clear at the meeting that all of these options merely establish what property owners MAY do with their own property rather than what they MUST do. For example, a land use policy change from detached single-family residential to attached residential (townhomes) would still permit detached single-family homes to remain.
Public Open Houses
Three open house meetings were held in 2018 on January 11, 16, and 20 at Rockville City Hall to present a series of draft ideas to the public. The following displays were available that illustrated topics and concepts for each element of the emerging draft plan.
Watch the February 14, 2018 Planning Commission meeting reporting the results of the public open houses.
Please note: The maps, illustrations and policies listed on these boards are in draft form and subject to change prior to introduction to the Planning Commission for their consideration.
Planning Commission Discussions
Watch the Planning Commission meeting videos with discussions with staff on Comprehensive Plan topics.
(May 24, 2017)
Citywide Public Forum Series
Learn about the results of these citywide forums, which gathered input on possible policies and implementation steps that could be included with the Comprehensive Plan update.
View the presentation to the Planning Commission on the results of the citywide public forum series
- Meeting agenda and (linked) staff report (July 27, 2016)
View public forum presentations and materials from June 14, 2016
View public forum presentations and materials from April 19, 2016
Community Listening Session meetings
Find out about the listening sessions that have taken place for each of the city's 18 Planning Areas.
Read the complete Listening Session results here:
Read the results from individual Listening Sessions below:
Planning Area 1 (Town Center) December 8, 2015 Rockville City Hall
Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF) | Survey Results from Americana Center meeting on Feb. 25, 2016 (PDF)
Planning Area 3 (Hungerford, Lynfield, and New Mark Commons)
October 15, 2015 at Elwood Smith Community Center | Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF) | Follow-up Survey Results (Jan. 20, 2016) (PDF)
Planning Area 7 (Twinbrook Forest and Northeast Rockville) October 29, 2015 at Glenview Mansion | Survey Results (PDF)
Planning Area 9 (Rockville Pike)December 3, 2015 at Rockville City Hall
Planning Area 11 (North Farm) October 6, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Church | Survey Results (PDF)
Planning Area 12 (Westmont/Tower Oaks) October 8, 2015 at Rockville City Hall
Planning Area 13 (Orchard Ridge, Potomac Woods and Falls Ridge) November 5, 2015 at Saint Raphael Church | Survey Results (PDF)
Planning Area 15 (Commercial areas of Research Boulevard / Piccard Drive / King Farm / Fallsgrove) July 9, 2015 at Best Western Hotel | Meeting Results (PDF)
Planning Area 16 (Southlawn/Redgate) December 10, 2015 at David Scull Community Center | Survey Results (PDF)
Planning Area 18 (residential areas of Fallsgrove) July 7, 2015 at Thomas Farm Community Center | Meeting Results (PDF)
Special Focus Listening Sessions
January 21, 2016 at Montgomery College | Survey Results (PDF)
Focus on Rockville Seniors
November 13, 2015 at Rockville Senior Center | Survey Results (PDF)
Richard Montgomery High School students (citywide discussion)
October 13, 2015 at RMHS | Survey Results (PDF)
Rockville High School students (citywide discussion - part 1)
November 18, 2015 at RHS | Survey Results (PDF)
Rockville High School students (citywide discussion - part 2)
November 23, 2015 at RHS | Comment Form Results (PDF)
Wootton High School students (citywide discussion)
October 22, 2015 at WHS | Survey Results (PDF)
Asian Pacific Task Force
February 18, 2016 at Rockville City Hall | Comment Form Results (PDF)
Human Services and Human Rights Commissions
February 16, 2016 at Rockville City Hall | Comment Form Results (PDF)
African, African American and Latino Communities
March 10, 2016 at Rockville City Hall | Comment Form Results (PDF)
Rockville 2040 Kickoff Meeting
On May 9, 2015, the city held a kick-off meeting for Rockville 2040, the process to update the city’s 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan. More than 50 members of the public, plus several members of city staff, participated.
At that meeting, we asked participants to review two key components of the existing 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan – the Vision statement and the Underlying Principles. Participants worked in tables and suggested which components they would keep the same, and which they would change.
We would welcome your input, as well. Please review the existing Vision and Principles, and provide your comments. Your input will be reviewed by the Planning Commission as they develop an updated Comprehensive Plan.
Comprehensive Plan Vision Statement
Give us your thoughts on the current vision statement of the 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan. Do you believe this 2002 vision is still relevant? If not, why not?
Comprehensive Plan Principles
Give us your thoughts on the current guiding principles from the 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan. Would you delete or change any of them? Would you add something new?
- Read the current 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan Principles (PDF)
- Share your comments via online comment form
Below are the meeting materials and results from the kickoff meeting.