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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Citywide Meetings Are Over, but Work Continues on Rockville 2040

Draft Report to go to Planning Commission in July

Rockville, Maryland, June 17 – After an intense public engagement process that included a kick-off meeting, 35 listening sessions and three city wide forums, the fourth open session of Rockville 2040, an ongoing process to update the city's comprehensive master plan, was held mid-June at VisArts.

The meetings attracted a significant amount of public participation, with more than 100 citizens coming together with city officials and staff to think about Rockville’s future.

At the initial meetings, participants worked in groups generating more than 500 ideas on master plan elements — land use, housing, community facilities, environment, water resources, historical preservation, economic development and transportation. In preparation for the fourth meeting, based on attendees' input, staff crafted eight to 10 policy statements for each of those areas for participants to review and comment on.

An additional exercise at the fourth meeting encouraged attendees to draw their vision for Rockville's future on table-sized maps — one of the entire city, one for Montgomery College in relation to town center, town center as it connects to the Metro station and east side, and the Veirs Mill corridor.

Even though the meetings have ended, the work has not. Staff will draft a report on the results of the sessions to present to the Planning Commission in July.

For more information on Rockville 2040, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/Rockville2040. Sign up for notifications by emailing masterplan@rockvillemd.gov.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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