Annapolis council to vote tonight on annexations

November 04, 1996|By Dan Thanh Dang | Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF

The Annapolis city council is poised to vote tonight on two applications requesting the annexation of 140 acres of Anne Arundel County land.

If the applications are approved, the council would hold public hearings on zoning the properties to allow developers to build on the two parcels, located on the Annapolis Neck Peninsula.

Over the past few weeks, city officials have met with area residents to address their concerns. Neighbors say they are worried that continued development could pollute a nearby environmentally sensitive area and increase traffic on Forest Drive, the main artery through the peninsula.

The council is expected to vote on:

A request by Skipper Forest Drive Limited Partnership involving 37.9 acres near Green Briar Lane and Forest Drive that would be used for townhouses.

A request by Crisland Corp. and Farmers National Land Corp. involving 103 acres near Bywater Road. Developers are proposing about 200 single-family homes on 60 acres of farmland.

The Bywater Road annexation proposal includes building a $10 million to $12 million connector road between Aris T. Allen Boulevard and Hilltop Lane that would tie into Spa Road. City officials believe the road would ease congestion on Forest Drive.

Residents who oppose the two applications said they believe that the city is likely to annex both properties.

Pub Date: 11/04/96

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