Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a seven-member body charged with formulating a master plan for the City of Rockville and revising the plan when necessary. The commission also:
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council on all applications for map and text amendments and project plans
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Appeals on all special exception applications
  • Reviews and decides on applications for site plans
  • Reviews and approves all subdivision plans and plats
  • Initiates and conducts planning studies and functions as are necessary in the overall planning operation of the city 

Terms of members are overlapping and run for five years. The body elects its own chair each year.

Under Maryland Law, decisions on quasi-judicial matters must be based on information provided in the public record (written or oral testimony). Therefore no communication should be held outside of the public hearing. The city maintains a list of development applications subject to the limitations on ex parte communications. View the list of current development applications subject to ex parte communications.

Meetings are open to the public and televised live on Rockville Channel 11.
Planning Commission
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240-314-8211
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Mayor and Council Chambers
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Second and fourth
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.


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 MEMBERS

NameTerm Expiration
Gail Sherman, ChairApril 1, 2020
Anne GoodmanJuly 1, 2023
Charles LittlefieldJuly 1, 2018
Don HadleyNovember 1, 2015
John Tyner, IIApril 1, 2021
Jane E. WoodFebruary 1, 2021
Sarah MillerFebruary 1, 2021
VacancyOpen