Public Hearing Notices

NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, MD will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 12, 2022, both virtually via the WebEx software platform and in-person in the Mayor and Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in connection with Street Closing and Abandonment Application SCA2022-00109.

Said application seeks the permanent closing and abandonment of a 1,156 square foot portion of the right of way on the west side of the area of “Rockville Pike Right-of-Way Hereby Dedicated for Public Use” and shown on a plat entitled “Plat 1, Lot 1 and Parcel A, Block A, and Street Dedication of Halpine Road, Halpine Avenue, Chapman Avenue and Rockville Pike, Twinbrook Quarter,” adjacent to 1592 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The applicant is the Mayor and Council of Rockville.

For more detailed information on the above application, contact Jennifer Wang, Senior Transportation Engineer, Department of Public Works, at jwang@rockvillemd.gov, or 240-314-8506.

In-Person Attendance

Community members attending in-person who wish to speak during Community Forum or a Public Hearing should sign up using the form at the entrance to the Mayor and Council Chamber. In-person speakers will be called upon in the order they are signed in and will speak following virtual speakers.

Virtual Speakers

Virtual Speakers should follow the instructions in the Agenda Center at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter as written on page 1 of the Agenda Packet.

Viewing Mayor and Council Meetings

The virtual meetings can be viewed on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11, and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

How to Participate in the Public Hearing

If you wish to submit comments in writing for the Public Hearing, please email the comments to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov by no later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting. Persons submitting testimony are requested to provide their name and address.

Written comments may also be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, or forwarded by email to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov. Comments received after 10:00 a.m. on the date of the public hearing will not be available to the Mayor and Council at the public hearing and will be provided to the Mayor and Council at a later date.

If you wish to participate virtually in the Public Hearing during the live Mayor and Council meeting, please send your name, address, and phone number to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting. You will be contacted on the day of the meeting via email by the City’s Information Technology Department to receive all the information you need to join the meeting by audio to share your comments.

If you wish to speak during the Public Hearing, please sign up using the form at the entrance to the Mayor and Council Chamber. In-person speakers will be called upon in the order they are signed to speak before virtual speakers.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in connection with Project Plan Application PJT2022-00014, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Hines, Applicants.

Said application requests assemblage of 1800 and 1818 Chapman Avenue with a portion of 1700 Chapman Avenue for development of an approximately 437-unit multi-family residential building with approximately 5,075 square feet of ground floor retail. In addition to the proposed building, the Applicants propose to build a bus loop extension and re-classify the land use for a portion of the property to “Transit Facilities and Open Space”. The property is zoned PD-TC (Twinbrook Commons) and MXTD (Mixed-Use Transit District) and located on a portion of 1700 Chapman Avenue and 1800 – 1818 Chapman Avenue, Rockville, MD, and further identified as a portion of Lot 1, Block B, Twinbrook Station Subdivision, and Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, Block 4, Halpine Subdivision.

For more detailed information on the above application, contact Nelson Ortiz, Principal Planner, Community Planning & Development Services, at nortiz@rockvillemd.gov, or 240-314-8227.

In-Person Attendance

Community members attending in-person who wish to speak during Community Forum or a Public Hearing should sign up using the form at the entrance to the Mayor and Council Chamber. In-person speakers will be called upon in the order they are signed in and will speak following virtual speakers.

Virtual Speakers

Virtual Speakers should follow the instructions in the Agenda Center at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter as written on page 1 of the Agenda Packet.

Viewing Mayor and Council Meetings

The virtual meetings can be viewed on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11, and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

How to Participate in the Public Hearing

If you wish to submit comments in writing for the Public Hearing, please email the comments to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov by no later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting. Persons submitting testimony are requested to provide their name and address.

Written comments may also be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, or forwarded by email to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov. Comments received after 10:00 a.m. on the date of the public hearing will not be available to the Mayor and Council at the public hearing and will be provided to the Mayor and Council at a later date.

If you wish to participate virtually in the Public Hearing during the live Mayor and Council meeting, please send your name, address, and phone number to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting. You will be contacted on the day of the meeting via email by the City’s Information Technology Department to receive all the information you need to join the meeting by audio to share your comments.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

NOTICE OF HEARING

On 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 hybrid, both virtual and in-person, public hearing on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, for receiving input on community needs for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Fiscal Year 2024 (Program Year 49). Testimony from this hearing will be considered by the Mayor and Council in funding decisions.

The CDBG grant is a federal grant for housing and community development programs. The City of Rockville has received approximately $263,000 annually over the last several years.

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).

For further information, contact the Department of Housing and Community Development at (240) 314-8300. Additional information will be available in the Mayor and Council agenda item, which will be online by September 9, 2022 at: www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter

In-Person Attendance

Community members attending in-person who wish to speak during Community Forum or a Public Hearing should sign up using the form at the entrance to the Mayor and Council Chamber. In-person speakers will be called upon in the order they are signed in and will speak following virtual speakers.

Virtual Speakers

Virtual Speakers should follow the instructions in the Agenda Center at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter as written on page 1 of the Agenda Packet.

Viewing Mayor and Council Meetings

The virtual meetings can be viewed on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11, and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

How to Participate in the Public Hearing

If you wish to submit comments in writing for the Public Hearing, please email the comments to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov by no later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting. Persons submitting testimony are requested to provide their name and address.

Written comments may also be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, or forwarded by email to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov. Comments received after 10:00 a.m. on the date of the public hearing will not be available to the Mayor and Council at the public hearing and will be provided to the Mayor and Council at a later date.

If you wish to participate virtually in the Public Hearing during the live Mayor and Council meeting, please send your name, address, and phone number to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting. You will be contacted on the day of the meeting via email by the City’s Information Technology Department to receive all the information you need to join the meeting by audio to share your comments.

If you wish to speak during the Public Hearing, please sign up using the form at the entrance to the Mayor and Council Chamber. In-person speakers will be called upon in the order they are signed to speak before virtual speakers.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations