Rockville 2040 - Meeting Results and Materials

Twinbrook Neighborhood Meeting

On September 25, 2018, City planning staff was invited to the Twinbrook Community Association's monthly meeting to discuss land use goals and policies for the Rockville 2040 update to the Comprehensive Master Plan. The particular focus of the discussion was the types of housing that should be permitted or encouraged and whether there should be additional opportunities for retail and services in the neighborhood. Staff presented options that draw from prior Rockville 2040 input sessions, when neighbors expressed various points of view. Some of the issues discussed include neighborhood stability, affordable housing, aging in place, and what land use policies make sense in response to the County's potential Bus Rapid Transit service along Veirs Mill Road.

Three land use policy options were presented at the meeting, a result of concepts discussed at prior meetings with the Twinbrook community. The first option leaves current land use policy in place. The second option makes accommodation for some new types of housing and neighborhood-scale retail or service businesses at the intersection of Edmonston Drive and Veirs Mill Road. The third option provides for more opportunities for land use change along Veirs Mill and near the Twinbrook Metro Station. Staff made clear at the meeting that all of these options merely establish what property owners MAY do with their own property rather than what they MUST do. For example, a land use policy change from detached single-family residential to attached residential (townhomes) would still permit detached single-family homes to remain.

View the three map options discussed at the meeting [PDF, 8MB]

Send any comments or questions about these options to masterplan@rockvillemd.gov. Please tell us which you prefer and why.

2018 Public Open Houses

Three open house meetings were held on January 11th, 16th, and 20th at Rockville City Hall to present a series of draft ideas to the public. The following displays were available that illustrated topics and concepts for each element of the emerging draft plan.

Please note: The maps, illustrations and policies listed on these boards are in draft form and subject to change prior to introduction to the Planning Commission for their consideration.

Rockville 2040 Open House Video

Citywide Public Forum Series

Learn about the results of these citywide forums, which gathered input on possible policies and implementation steps that could be included with the Master Plan update.

Read the complete results of the Citywide Forum Series (PDF)

View the presentation to the Planning Commission on the results of the citywide public forum series

View public forum presentations and materials from June 14, 2016

View public forum presentations and materials from April 19, 2016

Rockville 2040 Video

Community Listening Session meetings

Find out about the listening sessions that have taken place for each of the city's 18 Planning Areas.

Read the complete Listening Session results here:

Read the results from individual Listening Sessions below:

Planning Area 1 (Town Center) December 8, 2015 Rockville City Hall
Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF) | Survey Results from Americana Center meeting on Feb. 25, 2016 (PDF)

Planning Area Map

Planning Area 2 (East Rockville) December 1, 2015 at Pump House | Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF)

Planning Area 3 (Hungerford, Lynfield, and New Mark Commons)
October 15, 2015 at Elwood Smith Community Center | Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF) | Follow-up Survey Results (Jan. 20, 2016) (PDF)

Planning Area 4 (West End and Woodley Gardens East-West) September 24, 2015 at Rockville Presbyterian Church | Comment Form Results (PDF) | Survey Results (PDF)

Planning Area 5 (Woodley Gardens and College Gardens) November 17, 2015 at Rockville Senior Center | Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF)

Planning Area 6 (Lincoln Park)December 5, 2015 at Lincoln Park Community Center | Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF)

Planning Area 7 (Twinbrook Forest and Northeast Rockville)  October 29, 2015 at Glenview Mansion | Survey Results (PDF)

Planning Area 8 (Twinbrook) September 16, 2015 at Twinbrook Community Center | Comment Form Results (PDF) | Survey Results (PDF)

Planning Area 9 (Rockville Pike)December 3, 2015 at Rockville City Hall

Planning Area 10 (Montrose) October 13, 2015 at Montrose Community Center | Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF)

Planning Area 11 (North Farm) October 6, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Church | Survey Results (PDF)

Planning Area 12 (Westmont/Tower Oaks) October 8, 2015 at Rockville City Hall

Planning Area 13 (Orchard Ridge, Potomac Woods and Falls Ridge) November 5, 2015 at Saint Raphael Church | Survey Results (PDF)

Planning Area 14 (Rockshire and Fallsmead) October 21, 2015 at Thomas Farm Community Center | Survey Results (PDF) | Comment Form Results (PDF) | Survey Results (March 8, 2016) (PDF)

Planning Area 15 (Commercial areas of Research Boulevard / Piccard Drive / King Farm / Fallsgrove) July 9, 2015 at Best Western Hotel | Meeting Results (PDF)

Planning Area 16 (Southlawn/Redgate) December 10, 2015 at David Scull Community Center | Survey Results (PDF)

Planning Area 17 (residential areas of King Farm) September 8, 2015 at King Farm Club House | Comment Form Results (PDF) | Survey Results (PDF)

Planning Area 18 (residential areas of Fallsgrove) July 7, 2015 at Thomas Farm Community Center | Meeting Results (PDF)

Special Focus Listening Sessions

Montgomery College
January 21, 2016 at Montgomery College | Survey Results (PDF)

Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
January 20, 2016 | Survey Results (PDF)
November 9, 2015 and January 29, 2016 | Survey Results (PDF)

Focus on Rockville Seniors
November 13, 2015 at Rockville Senior Center | Survey Results (PDF)

Richard Montgomery High School students (citywide discussion)
October 13, 2015 at RMHS | Survey Results (PDF)

Rockville High School students (citywide discussion - part 1)
November 18, 2015 at RHS | Survey Results (PDF)

Rockville High School students (citywide discussion - part 2)
November 23, 2015 at RHS | Comment Form Results (PDF)

Wootton High School students (citywide discussion)
October 22, 2015 at WHS | Survey Results (PDF)

Asian Pacific Task Force
February 18, 2016 at Rockville City Hall | Comment Form Results (PDF)

Human Services and Human Rights Commissions
February 16, 2016 at Rockville City Hall | Comment Form Results (PDF)

African, African American and Latino Communities
March 10, 2016 at Rockville City Hall | Comment Form Results (PDF)

Rockville 2040 Kickoff Meeting

On May 9, 2015, the city held a kick-off meeting for Rockville 2040, the process to update the city’s Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP). More than 50 members of the public, plus several members of city staff, participated.

At that meeting, we asked participants to review two key components of the existing 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan – the Vision statement and the Underlying Principles. Participants worked in tables and suggested which components they would keep the same, and which they would change.

We would welcome your input, as well. Please review the existing Vision and Principles, and provide your comments. Your input will be reviewed by the Planning Commission as they develop an updated Master Plan.

Master Plan Vision Statement

Give us your thoughts on the current vision statement of the 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan. Do you believe this 2002 vision is still relevant? If not, why not?

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Master Plan Principles

Give us your thoughts on the current guiding principles from the 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan. Would you delete or change any of them? Would you add something new?

Below are the meeting materials and results from the kickoff meeting.

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