NEW Public Works Building

A New Department of Public Works Facility at 39 Hudson Street!

The new Department of Public Works facility replaces its former 100-year-old facility on Spa Road in its entirety with a brand new facility on 39 Hudson Street

The Department of Public Works facility on Spa Road reached its end of service life decades ago. The 10.6 million dollar construction project was approved as part of the 2019 Capital Improvement Plan and its scheduled for completion by early 2023.

Questions? Contact Betsey McKeown at

A digitally created image of the new public works building to be constructed on 39 Hudson Street.

Project Timeline

December 2020

Development Drawings

June 2021

Design Completed

August 2021

Break Ground!

January 2023

Completion and Move-in

To Better Serve Residents

The Department of Public Works is responsible for a portfolio of work that includes street maintenance (paving, snow removal, traffic control), solid waste collection and disposal, water and sewer line installation and upkeep, potable water production, pump stations, storm drains, fleet repair, facilities maintenance and more.

The old facility, adjacent to the headwaters of Spa Creek, is at the end of its service life and of insufficient size to meet City of Annapolis needs. The aging facility not only restricts modern operations, but also lacks adequate storage space for equipment and material.

The new site solves all those problems plus! it is “Silver” LEED-certified and exceeds industry recommendations for storage, safety, and worker amenities. The site will be EV-ready for parking and include a Green Roof. All of the landscaping and grading surpasses environmental standards and stormwater runoff from at least 125 percent of the impervious area is treated.

Quick Facts

LEED Certification: Silver

Total Acreage: 6.88

DPW Employees: 72

Parking Spaces: 112

Stormwater Capture and Treatment: 125 Percent

Enclosed Salt Barn: 2,925 SF

Outside Storage: 3,552SF

Building #1

Administrative Office Space: 8,940 SF

Vehicle Repair Bays: 12

Storage: 2,077 SF

Building #2

Vehicle Storage: 10,274 SF

The Team

Mike Johnson, DPW Director
Betsey McKeown, Project Lead
Donavan Harold, Lead Engineer

In partnership with:

General Contractor: BGC | G&G
Architect/Design: Hammond Wilson
Engineering: Bay Engineering

Logos of the contractors working on the new Public Works building