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.
During the Covid-19 state of emergency, the City is modifying its traffic impact analysis methodology.
The 2020 Comprehensive Plan will be getting underway in the next few months. 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
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.
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.
This draft study makes recommendations for West Street from Westgate Circle to the City limits.