The Division of Comprehensive Planning is responsible for the coordination of long-range planning activities including development and implementation of the Annapolis Comprehensive Plan, performing special land use and fiscal analyses, preparing streetscape design plans, grantsmanship, parks and recreation planning and implementation, performing traffic and transit related studies following the Policies and Guidelines (PDF), and other tasks as requested by the Mayor and City Council. Staff activity includes analysis and updating of City plans to guide development and provide a basis for comprehensive and coordinated review of projects and applications.
The 2020 Comprehensive Plan will be getting underway in the next few months. This plan will focus on healthy initiatives such as active transportation and community gardens. Staff worked with the University of Maryland to analyze how Comprehensive Plan policies can promote a healthy community. The report, "Healthy Annapolis" was produced by a studio class that participated in the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) program.
Area Plans and Studies Currently Underway
The draft Forest Drive / Eastport Sector Study is considering the corridor including Aris T. Allen, Forest Drive (from Old Solomon's Island Road), Bay Ridge Road, and the Eastport peninsula.
This draft study makes recommendations for West Street from Westgate Circle to the City limits.
The goals of this new working waterfronts program are to provide assistance with networking and marketing for the maritime industry as a whole. The Maritime Summit was held Nov. 15, 2016 and the marketing tools are now available.