Public Hearing Notices

Location:
Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.


Scheduled Topics for Public Comment


Chapter 10.5 Forest and Tree Preservation (FTOP)

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville,Maryland, in connection with proposed amendments to Chapter 10.5, “Forest and Tree Preservation” of the Rockville City Code.

The proposed amendments to Chapter 10.5 would amend Section 10.5-22, entitled “Tree replacement, reforestation and afforestation” so as to allow for a reduction, under certain circumstances, of the minimum tree cover requirement for development projects in the MXE Zone and for development projects that the Mayor and Council have designated as “Champion Projects.”  Changes to the proposed ordinance may be made following the public hearing.

More detailed information on the proposed legislation, including copies of the Ordinance, can be found on file in theCity Clerk’s Office at Rockville City Hall. Additional information can also be found at http://www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08012018-2315.  (Agenda Item 17, August 1, 2018 Mayor and Council Agenda).   Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call 240-314-8280 by 4:00 on the date of the hearing to place their name of the speakers’ list. 

MAP2018-00118 – 214 Frederick Avenue

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7:00p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be held in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland in connection with Sectional Map Amendment Application No. MAP2018-00118, Historic District Commission of Rockville, Applicant.

Said application requests that the boundaries of the Historic District Zone as designated on the Rockville Zoning Map be amended to include the property located at 214 Frederick Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, and further identified as Tax Map GR33, Lot P29, Block 7, as shown on Plat No. 342, containing 9,750square feet of land, more or less, and further identified as part of a tract of land called “England’s 2nd Addition to Lincoln Park.”

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk’s office at Rockville City Hall, or by contacting Sheila Bashiri, Preservation Planner Community Planning & Development Services, atsbashiri@rockvillemd.gov, or 240-314-8236. 

Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call 240-314-8280 before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers’ list.  

SCA2018-00106 2131 Veirs Mill Road

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September17, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Street Closing and Abandonment Application No. SCA 2018-00106, Siu Ling Wong, Applicant.   

Said application seeks the permanent closing and abandonment of an ingress and egress easement located at 2131 Veirs Mill Road, containing 5777 square feet of land, more or less. The Applicant is requesting the abandonment because the easement is no longer needed.  

More detailed information on the above can be found on the file in the office of the City Clerk, Rockville City Hall.  Anyone planning to testify at the hearing should call the City Clerk's Office at 240-314-8280 before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speaker's list.

Text Amendment - TXT2018-00249– Sport Facility, Multi-Purpose, Indoor, Commercial

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Text Amendment ApplicationTXT2018-00249, So-Five, Inc., Applicant.

The purpose and intent of this application is to amend Chapter 25 of the Rockville City Code entitled “Zoning” by amending Section 25.03.02 to delete the restriction on the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of a “Sport Facility, Multi-Purpose, Indoor, Commercial within the definition of that use.

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office at Rockville City Hall and on the City’s web site at: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/2171/Zoning-Code-Amendments.  Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.


Monday, September 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Scheduled Topics for Public Comment


FY2020 CommunityDevelopment Block Grant (CDBG)

Housing and Community Development Needs for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland for receiving input on community needs for the Community Development Block Grant for Fiscal Year 2020 (Program Year 45).  Testimony from this hearing will be considered by the Mayor and Council in funding decisions.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant for housing and community development programs. The City of Rockville has received approximately $230,000annually over the last several years.  The City of Rockville expects to receive$260,000 for Fiscal Year 2020 (Program Year 45).

To be eligible for funding, all CDBG projects must principally benefit low and moderate-income people or prevent or eliminate slums and blight and comply with all Federal program requirements.  CDBG funds can be used to acquire property for public uses (recreation, public facilities, historic preservation, neighborhood conservation); build public facilities (roads, curbs, sidewalks, parks, neighborhood facilities, sewerage collection systems, water distribution systems, flood and drainage systems); remove architectural barriers for people with disabilities and the elderly (widen doors, install wheelchair ramps); provide loans and grants to rehabilitate houses and apartments; provide programs to preserve and restore public or private historic properties; and implement economic development activities(training programs, energy conservation programs, commercial revitalization).

Any person or organization interested in speaking at the public hearing should contact the City Clerk's Office at (240) 314-8280 by 4:00 p.m. on September 24,2018. For further information, contact the Department of Community Planning and Development Services at (240) 314-8203.  Additional information will be available in the Mayor and Council agenda item, which will be online by September 21, 2018 at:  www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter

PJT2018-0008-Rockville Metro Plaza III

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland will conduct a public hearing on Monday September 24, 2018,at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Mayor and Council  Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Project Plan Application PJT2018-00008. The Applicant is FP Rockville III, LP.

The application requests an amendment to the Rockville Metro Plaza Planned Development to allow for a mixed-use development with residential and commercial uses, as a development alternative to the currently approved office use. The property is located within the Rockville Town Center, west of Rockville Pike at 220 East Middle Lane. 

Persons wishing to testify are requested to call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280 by September 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to place their names on the speakers’ list.

Further information can be found on file in the planning office,by emailing Brian Wilson, Planner at bwilson@rockvillemd.gov,or by calling at 240-314-8227.