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The midth century saw substantial growth in Rockville, especially with the annexation of the Twinbrook subdivision in , which added hundreds of new homes and thousands of new residents to the city. In , Congressional Airport closed, and its land was sold to developers to build residences and a commercial shopping center.
During the Cold War , it was considered safer to remain in Rockville than to evacuate during a hypothetical nuclear attack on Washington, D.
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Bomb shelters were built, including the largest one at Glenview Mansion and 15 other locations. The I highway was designated as an emergency aircraft landing strip. From the s, Rockville's town center, formerly one of the area's commercial centers, suffered from a period of decline. Rockville soon became the first city in Maryland to enter into a government funded urban renewal program. This resulted in the demolition of most of the original business district. Included in the plan was the unsuccessful Rockville Mall , which failed to attract either major retailers or customers and was demolished in , various government buildings such as the new Montgomery County Judicial Center, and a reorganization of the road plan near the Courthouse.
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Unfortunately, the once-promising plan was for the most part a disappointment. In , Rockville Mayor Larry Giammo announced plans to renovate the Rockville Town Square, including building new stores and housing and relocating the city's library. In the past year, the new Rockville Town Center has been transformed and includes a number of boutique-like stores, restaurants, condominiums and apartments, as well as stages, fountains and the Rockville Library.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 's headquarters is just south of the City's corporate limits.
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The city is closely associated with the neighboring towns of Kensington and the unincorporated census-designated place , North Bethesda. The Music Center at Strathmore , an arts and theater center, opened in February in the latter of these two areas and is presently the second home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra , and the Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville Civic Center Park has provided diverse entertainment since In , Regal Cinemas opened in Town Center : The city also has a brass band in the British style.
Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald 's caskets were reinterred at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockville, Maryland where his father, Edward, and a number of Key family members had been buried. According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. Out of the total population, 8.
As of the census  of , there were 61, people, 23, households, and 15, families residing in the city. The population density was 4, There were 25, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino of any race were There were 23, households of which The average household size was 2. The median age in the city was The gender makeup of the city was According to the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,  the top employers in the city are:.
Rockville has a council-manager form of government. Rockville was incorporated in , but its early records were destroyed by Confederate soldiers in July Rockville has a four-member City Council , whose members, along with the mayor, serve as the governing body of the city. The councilmembers for the to term are Beryl L. Rockville is served by Montgomery County Public Schools.
Public high schools in Rockville include Thomas S. Private schools located in Rockville include the Charles E. Amtrak trains also serve Rockville. It has a "friendship relationship" a step preliminary to a sister-city relationship with another city:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
City in Maryland, United States. Sometimes, I wish they would spend more time on dialogue and include more topics for pictures. I especially like photos of the Homes in which the 'important' folks lived, in other words, more context. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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