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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
The Annapolis City Council approved a new vision plan for downtown's City Dock shortly after midnight Tuesday, the culmination of a process that stretched over three years and became a top issue for next week's city election. Starting with the creation of a citizen's advisory committee and ending with an 8-1 vote in the wee hours of the morning in the nearly-empty council chambers, the City Dock process has been fraught with disagreements over parking, traffic and how the historic area could be allowed to be redeveloped in the future without ruining its maritime charm.
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October 12, 2014
U.S. Sailboat Show Through Monday, Oct. 13: The United States Sailboat Show will be held at the City Dock in Annapolis, with the first day reserved for VIPs. The show will include sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and navigational equipment. For a seminar schedule and other details, go to annapolisboatshows.com. Trout Unlimited Wednesday, Oct. 15: Mike Evans, owner of Savage River Outfitters and a guide on the Savage River, North Branch and other Western Maryland streams, will speak at a free open meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church.
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NEWS
June 28, 2013
I've been following with great interest the rezoning of the Fawcett building site at the city dock and the corollary issues addressed in the City Dock Master Plan ("Coalition forms to fight rezoning for Annapolis City Dock area," June 25). When I heard that the Save Annapolis Coalition was holding a press conference on the issue, I pulled up the ordinance and reread it so I could attend their event and fully understand their position. At the press conference, I heard some very concerning points raised by many of the coalition's speakers, but they differed so widely from my understanding of the ordinance that I reread it again.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
UPDATED: Annapolis is preparing for Independence Day festivities Friday that include the city's parade and a free fireworks show, but Glen Burnie's fireworks show, which had been set for July 3, has been moved to Saturday. On Thursday, the Glen Burnie Improvement Association posted on its Facebook page that the seventh annual fireworks at Sawmill Creek Park would be moved to Saturday, July 5, due to weather. The fireworks will take place shortly after dark. In Annapolis , the annual parade steps off July 4 at 6:30 p.m., beginning at Amos Garrett Boulevard and traveling down West Street and Main Street to City Dock.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
A proposal to reshape City Dock in Annapolis is drawing criticism from traditionalists, who say taller buildings and other ideas to spur economic development could spoil the Colonial-era character and Chesapeake Bay views of the historic waterfront. The dock is among the most prized pieces of real estate in Annapolis. But as the city considers the draft master plan for the area, the question of how to blend its past with the present-day desire for economic vitality is sparking controversy.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
The Annapolis city council is rushing to finish business on a number of weighty issues before city elections Nov. 5, including adoption of the controversial new master plan for downtown's City Dock. By Mayor Josh Cohen's count, the city council has had more than 16 hours of meetings devoted to review and revision of the plan during multiple sessions in October. A reworked plan will be the focus of a public hearing Monday night, with a potential vote scheduled for Oct. 28. "I think the changes we've made are responsible, and they're responsive to the public input we've heard," Cohen said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
Royal Farms is appealing a decision by Annapolis officials that put a halt to the company's plan to move into a historic building at City Dock. The company has sought to open a delicatessen at the former site of Stevens Hardware at 142 Dock St., but city planners say it's a convenience store, not a deli — and thus is not allowed under current zoning. The Annapolis Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on the issue March 4. Royal Farms applied for a special zoning exception to allow a delicatessen last year.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1995
Annapolis officials launched yesterday a high-cost, high-profile project for the city's historic waterfront, asking the state to help pay for a $10 million renovation of City Dock."
NEWS
March 28, 1995
Hearing of Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins' plan to renovate the City Dock causes an uneasy feeling of deja vu.The $10 million project to repair the dock's pavement, bury power lines and shore up the bulkheading is being presented with many of the same glowing promises that presaged the reconstruction of Main Street in the state capital a few years ago.Although the Main Street project had been talked about for years, when it came down to getting the...
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | March 8, 1995
5/8 TC Downtown merchants, already fearful of the effects of Main Street reconstruction, are worried that a proposed renovation of City Dock could mean more traffic delays, fewer parking spaces and plenty of lost business."
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Annapolis is preparing for Independence Day festivities for next week that will include a parade and a free fireworks show. The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m., beginning at Amos Garrett Boulevard and traveling down West Street and Main Street to City Dock. The parade will be followed by a concert by the Naval Academy's Concert Band at Susan Campbell Park at 8 p.m. Fireworks over the water will begin at about 9:15 p.m. The Spa Creek Bridge between downtown and Eastport will be closed to traffic at 9 p.m. to allow spectators to watch the show from the bridge.
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Kelcie Pegher, Baltimore Sun Media Group | June 21, 2014
Relatives of royalty made it to Annapolis overnight. The Race Across America bicycle team that included Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, made it to its final stop in Annapolis around 3 a.m. Pippa Middleton was part of an eight-person team that included her brother, James Middleton, for the Michael Matthews Foundation. The foundation was established after Matthews died while climbing down Mount Everest. It now helps to give low-income children an education, and often builds schools for communities in needs.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The Annapolis City Council adopted a $96.5 million operating budget early Tuesday morning that lays off seven employees, increases a tax on businesses and increases some parking fines. The budget also eliminates the Annapolis Economic Development Corp., which was created in 2010 to attract and promote businesses in the city. The agency's funding, which was $450,000 this year, will run out at the end of the month as the fiscal year ends. Businesses could pay up to $150 more per year due to a 17 percent increase in the personal property tax, which is a tax on equipment and merchandise that's paid by all businesses, according to Brian Woodward, acting city manager.
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Staff Reports | June 3, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police participated Tuesday in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, running from Glen Burnie to Annapolis, a distance of about 15 miles. The run helps raise money and awareness for the athletes taking part in the Summer Games being held in Towson June 6-8. County police officers started at Glen Burnie Town Center along Ritchie Highway, and ran through Arnold, Severna Park, Pasadena and Glen Burnie, ending at the Naval Academy Bridge. Police officials said more than 140 people participated, including about 115 runners, five athletes and 20 support people and volunteers.  The Annapolis leg of the Torch Run is Wednesday, June 4, beginning at 2 p.m.  Special Olympics athletes and officers from the Annapolis Police Department will receive the torch from Maryland Transportation Authority Police at the City Dock and run with the torch up Main Street, around Church Circle to West Street.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Royal Farms will go before the Annapolis Board of Appeals on Tuesday for a review of its plan to open a store at City Dock. Royal Farms wants to open in the former home of Stevens Hardware at 142 Dock St. in downtown Annapolis. The Baltimore-based company is seeking approval of a special zoning exception that would allow for a delicatessen in the building. Royal Farms has argued that its concept for the Annapolis store would be a deli, as opposed to a convenience store. Convenience stores are not allowed under the zoning restrictions in the historic district.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
He's the most powerful man in Maryland, and perhaps even a future president. And he spent Monday night strumming the banjo by the City Dock in Annapolis.  Yes, that was Gov. Martin O'Malley crooning Irish tunes along the brick promenade, a spokeswoman confirmed. "There's no back story. He was there. He was playing," said spokeswoman Nina Smith. "It wasn't planned. " The governor even managed to collect tips from passersby, which he donated to the poor box at nearby St. Mary's Parish, Smith said.  Wearing a Ravens T-shirt, cargo shorts and flip-flops, the governor played the traditional folk songs he normally sings with his band, O'Malley's March.  Smith didn't know what prompted the impromptu concert or just how long the governor played.  A big thanks to Eye on Annapolis , which first reported O'Malley's busking session.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
For three years there have been no diamond rolls or sneak passes in the skies above Annapolis. That's changing this week as the Blue Angels elite aerobatic team returns to the Naval Academy for an air show scheduled for Wednesdayweather permitting, and for Friday's Naval Academy commencement, when they'll they soar over Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the capital city at hundreds of miles per hour. Just a practice run Tuesday generated a buzz throughout Annapolis - and some deafening screeches from the Navy jets.
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