The installation of small-cell antennas will begin in city rights of way during the next few weeks. Rockville adopted guidelines and fees for small-cell installations subsequent to a Federal Communications Commission order that went into effect Jan. 14. That order pre-empted many aspects of the city’s ability to regulate the
Category: Development and Planning
A panel of experts from the Urban Land Institute who conducted an intensive two-day study of Rockville Town Center in July has delivered a 42-page report detailing their recommendations on ways to strengthen the vitality of the 200-acre downtown area. In the report, panelists grouped their analysis and recommendations into
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has approved $280,000 to help improve pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Rockville Metro Station. The grant, which comes from the Transportation Alternatives Program and was approved in July, will fund the design of street and
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has approved $280,000 to help improve pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Rockville Metro Station.
An intensive two-day study of Town Center, recently conducted by an expert technical assistance panel (or TAP) from the Urban Land Institute, led to a presentation to the community of several recommendations and actionable items on ways to strengthen the vitality of Rockville’s Town Center.
The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing, Monday, July 15, on text amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance that govern accessory buildings — detached structures such as garages or sheds that are located in the rear yards of residential lots. The Mayor and Council are considering more flexibility
The city took the following requests for federal support to a June 4 meeting with the city’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C.: Protecting community interests in the proposed project to widen interstates 270 and 495: The Mayor and Council are vigorously advocating with the state Department of Transportation and the
Will Present Recommendations to the Public July 10 A panel of Urban Land Institute (ULI) experts will visit Rockville for two days in July to explore and offer recommendations for enhancing the vibrancy of the city’s Town Center. The ULI panel will conduct a work session during their two-day visit
The city in May installed a pedestrian-activated flashing device at the crosswalk at East Middle Lane and Helen Heneghan Way in Rockville Town Center. Similar devices are scheduled to be installed this summer along Beall Avenue at Gibbs Street and at Maryland Avenue. Learn more about recent Town Center pedestrian
The Mayor and Council, at their Monday, June 17 meeting, voted to use a master planning process, with significant involvement from the public, that should help determine future uses for the former 18-hole course.
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Rockville’s Climate Action Plan should focus on reducing greenhouse gas, addressing racial equity and protecting future generations, respondents to a recent city survey said. The city received 525 responses to the Climate Action Plan survey conducted in late 2020. Highlights
The Mayor and Council will receive a report at their Monday, April 26 meeting on a recent managed deer culling pilot program, held in the John G. Hayes Forest Preserve. All told, 21 deer in total were culled without incident
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