Office of Mayor Gavin Buckley
City of Annapolis
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
For Immediate Release:
Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Annapolis and Housing Authority to Host CNI Resident and Community Design Charrette
Annapolis, MD (November 7, 2022) – The Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA) and the City of Annapolis invite residents of Eastport Terrace and Harbour House as well as members of the Eastport community to attend a design charrette from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022 at Eastport United Methodist Church. The gathering is part of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI), a grant-funded process to facilitate community involvement in the design of the redevelopment of Eastport Terrace and Harbour House in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis.
A design charrette is an intensive planning session where residents, community members and designers are led by a facilitator to collaborate on a vision for future development. The charrette is a workshop for ideas and can offer the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to all participants and designers. It allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of a plan.
The workshop marks the halfway point in the CNI planning process. In late 2021, the City and HACA jointly submitted a grant proposal ($450,000) to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to enter into a planning process aimed at future redevelopment of Eastport Terrace and Harbour House. The two-year grant covers the planning phase and requires both parties to work with community partners and resident and neighborhood stakeholders. At the end of the two-year planning phase, HACA and the City can submit the redevelopment plan and, if successful, be eligible to apply for up to $50 million to execute the redevelopment plan.
At the meeting on November 21, community members and residents will gather to brainstorm and participate in a guided design activity. At the conclusion of the 1.5 hour workshop, the planning team will use the various design scenarios to refine the site plan that will ultimately be submitted to HUD.
Residents of Eastport Terrace and Harbour House and neighbors in the Eastport community are encouraged to attend and participate in the charrette. For more information, visit: www.EastportCNI.org.
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