Goals & Strategies

Future Goals & Strategies

X. Goal

x. Strategy

  1. (PC) A zoning process that works for everyone and encourages the kind of future residents and businesses alike desire
    1. Simplified, predictable zoning code that is clear to support a predictable review process
    2. Relax zoning regulations on certain uses, including to permit micro apartments
  2. (PC, HRC) A diverse housing stock (all types) at all price points particularly for low- and moderate-income households
    1. Create affordable housing trusts
    2. Require moderate pricing for selected units in new housing developments
    3. Increase the percentage of affordable housing in residential projects
  3. (HRC) Support and empower public housing residents and improve public housing properties
    1. Take action on the housing complexes that are in need of repair and/or replacement
    2. Develop programs that address the social tensions that are playing out in the public housing communities
    3. Continue to support the efforts of HACA to “reinvent” public housing to include redevelopment of complexes, shared public/private ownership models, and a transition to private property management.
  4. (PC,TB,HRC,CoA) Diverse safe, efficient transportation mode choices - expand pedestrian, rideshare, ride-hailing, bicycle, scooter, AV,CAV, transit
    1. Integrate City/County/State/Private transit
    2. Zero-fare transit - particularly for those who qualify based on age and economic guidelines i.e. for grocery store trips
    3. Revenue diversification through City tax, State sales tax increments, and grant contracts
    4. Make the bus system more "user-friendly" by improving and increasing the number of bus shelters and signs showing the routes
    5. Expand the availability of Annapolis Transit on weekends and weekday evenings
    6. Provide dependable bus service between Annapolis and the DC Metro
  5. (TB) Reduce congestion and balkanization
    1. Enterprise transportation fund for parking, transit, and other
  6. (BoA) Consistency between the Comprehensive Plan and the City’s code
    1. Implement the Comprehensive Plan through codification
  7. (AEC) Reduce total maximum daily load (TMDL) and decrease pollution runoff into creeks and streams through stormwater management
    1. Use stormwater utility fee for stream restoration
    2. Incorporate sustainable infrastructure into existing facilities
  8. (HPC) Continue informed and active preservation advocacy
    1. Educate the community around preservation advocacy
    2. Develop a plan for preservation
    3. Under-grounding of utilities and out of sidewalks
  9. (HPC) Continue the momentum on climate change initiatives
  10. (MAB) Acknowledge historical and economic impact of maritime businesses, and importance of City Dock waterfront
    1. Take actions to ensure maritime industry’s sustained health; make it affordable for maritime businesses
    2. Promote accessibility and safe use of our waterways for all types of watercraft
    3. Protect maritime zoning
  11. (AiPPC) Enhance public art both visual and performance
    1. Support the artist community and hold more community events
    2. Pull more revenue from events in Annapolis organized by other entities
    3. Expand culinary arts
  12. (ACB) Safeguard the City’s open and green spaces that provide environmental, recreational, aesthetic, and/or health benefits, and details strategies to maintain the values they provide
    1. Develop and enact an MOU with the County that establishes the City’s right to direct and use its Program Open Space funds for the protection and enhancement of lands within its jurisdiction
    2. Improve coordination to ensure properties being reviewed are considered in a fuller context, taking into account opportunities for green space, easements, and connections to existing open space
  13. (PC,ACB) Ensure every community or neighborhood has and has access to green/open space and art that "defines" the space, for gathering and recreation
    1. Develop an urban greenway in consortium with the conservancy board
    2. Evaluate all city-wide properties for their potential to provide open space, recreation, natural areas, and connections to trails for the public’s benefit. Identify top priorities for enhancement and describe strategies for achieving suggested enhancements
  14. (RAB) Protect recreation facilities and assets
    1. Adequate public facilities fee-in-lieu to be directed to Recreation & Parks
  15. (HRC) Alleviate social divisions and tensions that exist among communities by addressing the root causes. Work toward a "hate-free" city
    1. Increase opportunities for different communities within Annapolis to interact via diversity programs in schools (such as implicit bias and cultural competency programs), all-city sports teams, all-city cultural programs, and community events
    2. Develop an action plan that addresses specifically the societal tensions that play out in the housing communities
    3. Minimize bias in public safety recruitment procedures
    4. Facilitate dialogues with housing communities and neighborhood/civic organizations as well as minority groups, including around preventing internal tension and external prejudice

Reference Key

  • ACB - Annapolis Conservancy Board
  • AEC - Annapolis Environmental Commission
  • AiPPC - Arts in Public Places Commission
  • BoA - Board of Appeals
  • CoA - Commission on Aging
  • HPC - Historic Preservation Commission
  • HRC - Human Relations Commission
  • MAB - Maritime Advisory Board
  • PC - Planning Commission
  • RAB - Recreation Advisory Board
  • TB - Transportation Board

Goals from Plans the Past 10 Years

Resilience, Adaptation, Environment and Sustainability Goals

Un-implemented Policies from 2009 Plan

Un-Implementation Tables