Historic Annapolis is seeking to develop a more compatible solution to revitalizing City Dock in a manner that suits the needs of both residents and visitors without compromising the integrity of the historic district. In response to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s designation of City Dock as an endangered site in 2018, we have been working with the City, our partnering organizations, and other stakeholders to craft a preservation-based city planning solution for the City Dock area. So What’s Next?
The City of Annapolis and Historic Annapolis assembled a group of experts and stakeholders to lead an extensive outreach effort into the community and to prepare an action and implementation strategy. The City Dock Action Committee (CDAC), coupled with nine working subcommittees, spent the last few months identifying actions that will address resiliency, infrastructure, capital investments, cultural and historic investment, parking and pedestrian and bicycle connections. They also engaged the public though workshops, community meetings, and the detailed work of several subcommittees. The many reports that have been prepared on this subject over the past several years served as a resource for this effort. The goal was to craft a blueprint that can be presented to the Annapolis City Council this fall. On October 29, 2019, the CDAC held its final meeting, which culminated in a final presentation and an animation of the re-imagined City Dock.
The Committee presented their recommendations to Annapolis City Council at their Work Session on January 14, 2020. Click the button below to view their final Implementation Strategy Report.
As part of these efforts, Historic Annapolis and the National Park Service, Chesapeake Office partnered to develop a feasibility study for the Captain William H. Burtis House, which was released in March 2021. Read the report here.
Visit the City Dock Action Committee website for more information about the project as it moves forward!