The team designed a substantial and inclusive approach to solicit input by all stakeholders, including citizens of Rockville, affected property owners, state and county officials, and residential and business tenants along the corridor. A key component of the process was the Rockville’s Pike Community Design Charrette, which attracted the participation of nearly 150 individuals from in and around the Rockville community. The charrette was tailored to provide the widest range of opportunities for public input over a short period of time.
A new vision for a suburban corridor
The final plan reframes the Pike as a green, multi-modal boulevard; expanding the street grid to improve network connectivity and walkability; promoting a mix of uses; intensifying development, particularly near the Metro station; reducing surface parking; and regulating to achieve more attractive and environmentally sustainable development along the Pike.