The Annapolis Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the proposal for a off of Annapolis Neck Road.
The Reserve at Quiet Waters is slated to include 158 lots for 74 townhouse units and 84 single-family homes. The 40-plus-acre development would basically be behind the small shopping center that is home to Muddy Paws.
The planning commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in City Council chambers.
QW Properties LLC are the property owners, according to city documents and Chesapeake Realty Partners are the developers.
It also could mean increased traffic on Forest Drive, as well as significant changes for drivers on Hillsmere Drive and the entrance to Quiet Waters Park. The Hillsmere Shores Improvement Association (HSIA) has contacted its members over the potential increase in traffic and are asking residents to share their concerns.
In an email to residents on Tuesday, HSIA President Bill Shuman said he had been told last year that a connection to Hillsmere Drive was not being considered.
"However, the traffic study released today suggests two alternatives to connecting to Forest Drive directly," Shuman wrote.
He said one alternative is a road connecting to Hillsmere Drive at the entrance to Quiet Waters Park that would allow left turns only. And the other is an 80-foot diameter traffic circle at the park entrance.
"Either of these would have a very detrimental effect on getting in and out of Hillsmere," he said in the email. "Imagine the Key School traffic competing with the traffic coming out of the new development in the morning. A circle would be even worse."
He urged residents to attend Thursday's meeting at 7:30 p.m. in City Council chambers or to email NoTrafficCircle@hillsmereshores.net to express their concerns.
Shuman said the emails will be sent to County Executive John Leopold, county councilman Chris Trumbauer, Mayor Josh Cohen, Annapolis City Planner Jon Arason, and all members of the Annapolis City Council.
For more information on the proposal, visit the developer’s website at http://www.chesapeakerealtypartners.com/?q=node/34