Annapolis, MD (10-5-17) Mayor Michael Pantelides announced the City of Annapolis will purchase a portion of the proposed Parkeside Preserve development and maintain it as a nature area for Annapolis residents, now that the Board of Public Works has approved the requested Program Open Space funding.
The city will purchase 22 platted and recorded lots, along with the roadways/access areas associated with the lots, in the southwest portion of the Parkeside Preserve subdivision for $1.5 million. Program Open Space funds will be used to purchase and preserve one of the largest contiguous forested tracts in the city, next to Quiet Waters Park, as a nature area.
“I want to thank the county for sharing our vision and their approval of our Program Open Space fund request,” Mayor Pantelides said. “The city has an agreement with the developers of Parkeside Preserve to purchase the southwest portion of the subdivision, not for development, but to create a nature area for all to enjoy.”
This is the second time in the city’s history that Program Open Space funding has been used to purchase land in Annapolis.