Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The scope of the project would address stormwater flooding issues and overall would improve the facilities for boats.
Annapolis recently was awarded a $1.5 million federal grant that will go toward completing a rebuilding project for the downtown City Dock area. Mayor Josh Cohen said revitalizing City Dock has been among his top priorities. "City Dock as you know has been the top planning focus ever since I've been mayor," Cohen said. "It's in many ways Annapolis' crown jewel." The city is planning for an estimated $12.6 million overhaul to City Dock, the first phase of which began in 2008 at Susan Campbell Park. The second phase would begin in front of the Harbormaster's Office, finishing at the Fleet Reserve Club, according to The Capital-Gazette. The scope of the project would address stormwater flooding issues and overall would improve the facilities …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Following a vote from the Planning Commission, the City Council would next hear the plan's recommendations.
A plan that would lay the groundwork for massive changes at City Dock in downtown Annapolis will be up for debate among city planners in May. The Annapolis Planning Commission is scheduled to deliberate on the City Dock Master Plan at 7 p.m. on May 2. The public hearing on the plan was closed in March, during which dozens of residents and organizations turned out to voice varying levels of concern and support for the plan. In addition to adding more green space to the downtown district and retaining the view shed down Main Street, the plan seeks to open building heights up to five stories along Dock Street, and up to three stories at the Fawcett site. The plan was created by the 25-member City Dock Advisory Committee appointed by the mayor…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Buildings up to 70 feet tall could be built under the proposed recommendations for the plan.
More green space and room for new business ventures could benefit a transformed City Dock, but the potential for five-story buildings at the historic destination has some residents urging planners to take caution. At a public hearing at Annapolis City Hall on Thursday, dozens of residents spoke out about the City Dock Master Plan that establishes guidelines on how the gateway to the city's downtown could grow over time. The plan was unveiled in October, created by the 25-member City Dock Advisory Committee. Many residents at the Thursday hearing said the plan doesn't do enough to protect building height. Buildings of up to five stories could be built along Dock Street under the proposed recommendations for the plan, and up to three stories…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The presentation, which is open to the public, is on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Annapolis City Council chambers.
The process to adopt a master plan for City Dock continues and the public can attend a presentation Thursday night to learn more. The Annapolis City Council formally received the proposal in December 2012 and referred the master plan to several boards and commissions so that their members can review and comment. A presentation—open to the public—for those groups will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the council's chambers at 160 Duke of Gloucester St. An advisory committee spent two years developing the proposal that Chris Jakubiak, an urban planner hired by the city of Annapolis, presented to the council in November 2012. To view the proposal, click here. A public hearing will be held at the Planning Commission on March 21 at 7 p.m. See more:
Friday, December 21, 2012
Flooding has closed on side of the Eastport Bridge and flooded the first floors of several Dock Street businesses on Friday morning.
Annapolis residents woke up Friday morning to nearly 4 feet of flood waters on City Dock after going to bed Thursday without power after strange lights lit up the sky. "The flooding is more substantial than [Superstorm] Sandy," Annapolis Harbormaster Flip Walters said. "The Naval Academy measures at 3.95 [feet above normal]. I suspect we are going to get up to somewhere 4.1 [feet]." The city closed Compromise Street between St. Mary's Street and Memorial Circle. This means drivers coming from Eastport to Annapolis cannot use the Eastport Bridge. Dock Street is closed as well as a section of Randall Street in front of the Market House. High tide will be at 12:21 p.m., but Walters said that doesn't necessarily mean that's when the water …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The plan marks the end of the City Dock Advisory Committee, and it will now head to city departments and council committees for review.
The master plan to revamp City Dock took the next step towards implementation when City Council formally received the proposal at its Monday night meeting. "This is a milestone tonight as we disband the City Dock Advisory Committee," said Annapolis Chief of Comprehensive Planning Virginia Burke. "What begins next is the review process and then the adoption process." The advisory committee spent two years developing the proposal that Chris Jakubiak, an urban planner hired by the city of Annapolis, presented to the council at its Nov. 26 meeting. To view the proposal, click here. Under the plan, a 25-foot wide promenade would wrap around the waterfront on City Dock with a 3-foot sea wall to prevent flooding. The public space next to Market …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
As plans are being made for the transformation of Annapolis' waterfront, business owners and residents are divided on how much parking should remain.
Residents and business owners were at odds over how much parking should remain in and around City Dock when it's renovated. The proposed City Dock Master Plan, presented at Monday night's City Council meeting, would transform the Donner and Fleet lots into public spaces and reduce the parking near Susan Campbell Park. In total, about 90 of the 200 spaces found on City Dock would remain. The basic idea is to make downtown Annapolis more "pedestrian friendly," presenter Chris Jakubiak said. "For us business owners, it’s a simple equation: less parking means less customers means less revenues," said Gregory Guzzi, the owner of Guzzi Jewelers. "If you make it more difficult for them to come down and park, they will just go somewhere else." The…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Deputy Harbormaster says if the water doesn't recede by high tide Tuesday night, it could cross Market Space.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Anna Staver
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
City Dock in downtown Annapolis flooded up to Randall Street and Memorial Circle as water levels rose by more than 4 feet on Tuesday morning due to the local impact of Hurricane Sandy. "She's almost ready to come over the boardwalk," Deputy Harbormaster Bill Brookes said. "It's the whole front section on Dock Street. It's up to the stores, but it's not over the bulkhead." Sveinn Storm, owner of Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory on Dock Street, spent the night in his shop running his pump. "It's not too bad, we stayed fairly dry," Storm said. "We didn't need the big pump until the city sewer starting failing ... I'm going to get my second pump soon." City officials expect the water level to crest at 4.8 feet on Tuesday morning sometime between …