Comprehensive Planning

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. 

Area Plans and Studies Currently Underway 


Forest Drive Sector Study (PDF)
The Forest Drive Sector Study will consider a corridor approximately 3.5 miles long, from Aris T. Allen to Bay Ridge Road. This corridor contains two of the four “Opportunity Areas” identified in the 2009 Comprehensive Plan, all of which were so designated because of the potential for additional mixed commercial and residential development.  The Department will be doing public outreach this summer.  See the presentation we gave at the Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation Meeting (PDF).  This presentation includes slides regarding the Bay Village Assisted Living Development.  


Annual Report to Maryland Department of Planning (Section 1-207).  Draft report is available on-line and will be heard before the Planning Commission on June 1, 2017.

Upper West Street Sector Study
The study that makes recommendations for West STreet from Westgate Circle to the City limits will be introduced at City Council. 

Wayfinding 
The pedestrian phase of the Wayfinding Program is moving forward.  New pedestrian signs and kiosks are coming soon to the downtown and Eastport area.  

Eastport Traffic Study 
We ​have conduct​ed a study of existing traffic conditions in Eastport and have released proposed short-term and long-term improvement recommendations.  

Working Waterfronts 
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, 2916 and the marketing tools are now available. 

Completed Area Plans & Studies - Last 10 Years