From now through the end of the boat shows on Oct. 17 part of Market Space is being used for extra outdoor seating near the Market House.
According to a recent news release from the city of Annapolis, 10 4’x4’ tables with four chairs each are set up along the nine parking spots adjacent to Hopkins’ Plaza. The extra seating is part of a pilot program and each table will have flowers provided by Homestead Gardens.
This trial project follows the City Dock Advisory Committee’s recent initiatives and “will provide feedback and direction as the redesign of Hopkins Plaza and Market Space gets underway,” according to the release.
During phase one when the group released its report of guiding visions and principles for improving the area, the committee recommended “to pursue a series of ‘cheap and experimental’ projects to test ideas that could potentially be incorporated into the Master Plan," according to the release.
The group also recommended that the city work with the Department of Public Works on improvements to the Market House, to make sure they are coherent with overall plans for the area.
The tables will only be set up during the trial period from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to allow for business deliveries in the morning and parking in the evening, according to the release.