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Historic District Commission
  • Third Thursday of each month, starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Chambers
    Rockville City Hall
    111 Maryland Avenue
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Meetings are televised live on Comcast Cable Rockville Channel 11.

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available generally at the beginning of the week prior to each Thursday meeting.
View Agendas and Minutes

  • Robert Achtmeyer, Chair
    Term Expires: December 1, 2017
  • Anita Neal Powell
    Term Expires: April 1, 2019
  • Laurie Kawa
          Term Expires: February 1, 2019
  • Emily Correll
          Term Expires: September 1, 2018
  • Matthew Goguen 
    Term Expires: May 1, 2017

About the 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.

View the Certified Local Government Historic District Commission Member Requirements.
View the Historic District Commission Rules of Procedure.
View the Historic Preservation resources and guidelines.
Visit the Community Planning and Development Services.
Download the Certificate of Approval Application

2016 Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines

Meeting # Meeting Date Application Due Date
01-2017 February 16, 2017
January 20, 2017
02-2017 March 16, 2017
February 17,2017
03-2017 April 20, 2017
March 24, 2017
04-2017 May 18, 2017
April 21, 2017
05-2017 June 15, 2017
May 19, 2017
06-2017 July 18, 2017
June 23, 2017
no meeting
07-2017 September 28, 2017
August 18, 2017
08-2017 October 19, 2017
September 22, 2017
09-2017 November 16, 2017
October 20, 2017
10-2017 December 21, 2017
November 17, 2017

Important Note!

As defined in Ordinance No. 13-13 (see link below), all applicants are required to complete the Statement of Financial Interests and submit along with the Expression of Interest Form

Chapter 16 of the Rockville City Code, Public Ethics
Expression of Interest Form
Statement of Financial Interests Form

Staff Liaison
Sheila Bashiri | Email 
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Ph: 240-314-8236