Annapolis Ahead 2040: A Comprehensive Plan for the Future

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The City of Annapolis Department of Planning and Zoning has released a draft of the “Annapolis Ahead 2040” Comprehensive Plan, which aims to shape the city’s future for the next forty years. The plan addresses various topics, including land use, transportation, housing, economic development, and environmental sustainability.

One of the key goals of the plan is to promote a more sustainable and resilient city. This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the use of renewable energy, and improving the city’s stormwater management system. The plan also calls for creating more green spaces and preserving the city’s historic character.

Another important aspect of the plan is its focus on transportation. The plan aims to improve the city’s transportation infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and public transit, to reduce congestion and improve access to jobs and services. The plan also calls for creating more bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly streets to encourage active transportation.

The “Annapolis Ahead 2040” Comprehensive Plan results from extensive community engagement and input. The city held public meetings and workshops to gather feedback from residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. The plan reflects the priorities and values of the community and provides a roadmap for the city’s future growth and development.

How You Can Get Involved

The City of Annapolis is seeking feedback from residents and other stakeholders on the draft “Annapolis Ahead 2040” Comprehensive Plan. The city has created an online survey where people can share their thoughts and ideas on the plan.

In addition to the survey, the city is hosting a series of public meetings to discuss the plan and gather feedback. These meetings will allow residents to learn more about the plan and ask questions of city officials and planning staff.

By participating in the feedback process, residents and stakeholders can help shape the future of Annapolis for the next forty years. The “Annapolis Ahead 2040” Comprehensive Plan represents a unique opportunity to create a more sustainable, livable, and equitable city that reflects the values and priorities of its residents.

Virtual Meeting:

  • 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 (LINK passcode: 416373)

To access the virtual meeting, use the link and, when prompted, enter the passcode. The presentation will also be available (view-only, no Q&A) at www.Youtube.com/@CityofAnnapolis.

The in-person meetings are as follows: 

  • 6 p.m. July 11 at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis (Wards 5 and 6)
  • 6 p.m. on July 12 at Eastport Neck Public Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis (Wards 7 and 8)
  • 6 p.m. on July 17 at Mount Olive AME Church, 2 Hicks Ave., Annapolis (Wards 3 and 4)
  • 6 p.m. on July 18 at Michael E. Busch Public Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis (Wards 1 and 2)

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