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
Mayor and Council Chambers
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Third Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

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Remaining 2023 Meeting Dates

Meeting DateApplication Due Date
December 21, 2023November 17, 2023

2024 Meeting Calendar

Meeting DateApplication Due Date
January 18, 2024December 15, 2023
February 15, 2024January 12, 2024
March 21, 2024February 16, 2024
April 28, 2024March 15, 2024
May 16, 2024April 12, 2024
June 20, 2024May 17, 2024
July 18, 2024June 14, 2024
AUGUST RECESS************
September 19, 2024August 16, 2024
October 17, 2024September 13, 2024
November 21, 2024October 18, 2024
December 19, 2024November 15, 2024
January 16, 2025December 13, 2024


NameTerm Expiration
Anita Neal Powell
July 1, 2022
Seth DenboOctober 1, 2025
Mercy Shenge
November 1, 2023
Michael GoldfingerFebruary 1, 2025
Peter FosselmanFebruary 1, 2025