Comprehensive Planning

The Division of Comprehensive Planning is responsible for the coordination of long-range planning activities including development and implementation of the 2009 Annapolis Comprehensive Plan, performing special land use and fiscal analyses, 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 2040 Comprehensive Plan

This plan will focus on resilience, affordable housing, and 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

Forest Drive / Eastport Sector Study

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.

2018 Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF) 

The Weather It Together Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Plan (CRHMP) takes community‐based approach to hazard mitigation planning to support a more resilient and sustainable historic downtown for the near-term threats of tidal flooding and natural disasters and for the longer‐term inevitability of sea level rise.   

Upper West Street Sector Study

This draft study makes recommendations for West Street from Westgate Circle to the City limits.

Completed Area Plans & Studies - Last 10 Years

Current Projects

West East Express (WEE!)

A high priority trail project underway in Annapolis that aims to provide a safe alternative for cyclists and pedestrians to get from Downtown Annapolis to the Parole Area.

Public Water Access Plan

In partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S Department of Transportation, the City of Annapolis is developing a plan to identify key actions to establish a more equitable public access to the City's waterfront.

Land and Infrastructure Valuation Study

The City of Annapolis is working with an economics and community planning firm, Urban3, to provide an economic analysis of existing land in Annapolis and explain the return on investment through tax assessment and cost of services.