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:
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—Police Release Photo of Suspect in Double Shooting Annapolis Police are searching for an Annapolis man in connection with a double shooting inside a home in the Robinwood community that left one man dead and one woman critically injured on Wednesday evening. Police said Clarence Eugene Johnson III should be considered "armed and very dangerous." No. 2—Annapolis SmokeHouse Opens for Business A new high-end barbecue restaurant called Annapolis SmokeHouse has opened its doors in the Hillsmere shopping center. Entrees range from $10 to $30 and the restaurant is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to midnight. No. 3—ACLU Sues County Executive Over 'Enemies List' Maryland's American Civil Liberties Union has sued Anne Arundel County, its …
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 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Residents are invited to come to the Community Services Building in downtown Annapolis to view the preliminary plan for the transformation of City Dock.
The City Dock Master Planning Team is hosting a public workshop to show its preliminary plans for the redesign of City Dock on Thursday at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Community Services Building (former recreation center) at 9 St. Mary's St., according to a press release. Like the last public meeting in June, there will be a formal presentation followed by smaller group discussions where residents are invited to give their feedback on the plan. The preliminary proposal is the culmination of a two-year process that has included the Urban Land Institute, public presentations to Planning Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission, stakeholder presentations to the City Dock Advisory Committee and the Phase 1 report to City …