Annapolis panel releases proposed updates to city's 10-year plan

April 12, 2009|By Tyeesha Dixon

The Annapolis Planning Commission has finished making revisions to the draft of the city's Comprehensive Plan, adopting a series of changes after receiving public input.

The commission began updating the plan, which guides the city's policies for the next decade, in 2006, and a Citizen Advisory Committee spent more than two years working on the draft, which was released to the public in December. The plan, with the revisions, will go before the city council in May.

The revisions made by the Planning Commission include:

* a recommendation that the study of City Dock include in its objectives a plan to minimize parking from Market House to the water's edge at the end of the dock;

* additional recommendations for four "opportunity areas," which are places in which redevelopment and growth are expected in coming years;

* a recommendation that 10 percent of public housing units in reconstruction or rehabilitation be reserved for mixed-income;

* an emphasis on improving bike and pedestrian facilities.

Citizens can view the revisions by contacting the city's Department of Planning and Zoning at 410-263-7961 or online at the city's Web site, www.annapolis.gov. The city council may hold another public hearing on the plan before voting on its adoption.

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