Neighborhood Plans

Neighborhood plans provide the city and its residents and businesses the chance to clarify and refine the Comprehensive Master Plans visions and goals for specific areas in the city. Adopted city plans are based on resident identified goals and Mayor and Council priorities and must comply with state planning requirements and are generally adopted for a specific city planning area.

Adopted Neighborhood Plans

The following neighborhood plans have been adopted as part of the City's Comprehensive Master Plan.

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East Rockville Neighborhood Plan


East Rockville is a residential neighborhood located in the northeastern section of Rockville bounded by the Rockville Metro Station and Stonestreet Avenue corridor on the west, Veirs Mill Road on the south, First Street on the east, and the Lincoln Park neighborhood and Southlawn industrial area to the north. East Rockville primarily consists of residential homes with two small commercial centers, three parks and a historic preserve. The East Rockville Civic Association has expressed interest in exploring design guidelines for the neighborhood informed by a survey.

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Hungerford-Stoneridge, New Mark Commons, Monroe-Lynfield Neighborhood Plan


Hungerford-Stoneridge, New Mark Commons, Monroe-Lynfield neighborhood is located south of the City's Town Center and west of Rockville Pike. The plan focuses on inter-neighborhood and city government relations, land use buffering, school closings and traffic circulation in an effort to develop a comprehensive neighborhood preservation strategy for the area.

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I-270 North of Montrose Road Neighborhood Plan


I-270 North of Montrose Road neighborhood is located north of Montrose Road, commonly referred to a Tower Oaks. The neighborhood is primarily developed high-rise office buildings with excellent access to I-270.

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Lincoln Park Neighborhood Plan


Lincoln Park neighborhood is located northeast of Rockville Town Center. Primarily residential housing, Lincoln Park is one of the oldest African-American communities in Montgomery County, dating to the 1850s. The neighborhood planning process created the Lincoln Park Community Preservation Committee, a resident committee tasked with making recommendations for the Lincoln Park Conservation District Plan.

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Rockville Pike Neighborhood Plan 


Replacing the previous 1989 Rockville Pike Neighborhood Corridor Plan, the Rockville Pike Plan focuses on creating a vibrant and comfortable mixed-use environment supported by high-quality public amenities and facilities, and complemented by a transportation network that will better support pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit riders.

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Town Center Master Plan 


The Rockville Town Center initiative came about as a result of intensive collaboration between Rockville citizens and its city government, and produced a strong vision and direction that has proven to be viable.The first phase of Town Center, the 12.5-acre mixed-use development known as Rockville Town Square, implements that vision to a degree that is unusual in city planning. The Town Center Urban Design Overlay District Design Guidelines were adopted to provide guidance to developers and designers as they plan and design the Rockville Town Center.

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Twinbrook Neighborhood Plan 


The Twinbrook neighborhood is bounded north by Norbeck Road (MD Route 28), on the east by Rock Creek Park, Twinbrook Parkway and the City's municipal boundary, on the south by the Metro/CSX railroad line and on the west by First Street. Primarily residential housing, the plan focuses on protecting and retaining existing homes and recommends future growth be directed towards mixed-use development on land currently built for commercial and industrial activities.

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West End-Woodley Gardens East/West Neighborhood Plan


West End-Woodley Gardens East/West neighborhood is located in the center of the city between Town Center and Interstate 270. The area is bordered on the north by the College Gardens subdivision, on the east by Town Center, on the south by Maryland Avenue and on the west by I-270. The plan focuses on residential neighborhoods and transitional office and commercial districts shared with Town Center.

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