A consortium led by Hunt and Amber Infrastructure were selected through a competitive procurement process by the City of Annapolis to re-develop the existing Hillman Garage and implement resiliency solutions with a world-class public space for the City Dock in downtown Annapolis.
Annapolis Mobility & Resilience Partners (AMRP or the team) is comprised of the following team members:
BCT Design Group
The Annapolis City Dock sits at the heart of the community's historic and economic district and is the City's primary interface with the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay. Protecting the City Dock against sea-level rise and flooding is essential for advancing the City's economy and safeguarding the City's cultural and historical heritage. The project's resiliency solutions will help transform the City Dock area into a vibrant community space with shaded gathering spaces, a splash pad, a raised promenade, and seating areas. The project is being developed as a Progressive Public-Private Partnership.
Two finalists for massive City Dock-Hillman garage project bring familiar names to Annapolis
Annapolis' City Dock serves as the 'Gateway to Chesapeake Bay' and continues to be a working maritime center surrounded by historic buildings and an active commercial center with thriving local businesses supporting residents and visitors alike.
Annapolis finds itself at a crisis point consistently facing rising sea levels and floodwaters which disrupt the lives of downtown residents and threaten the very viability of its' businesses. Annapolitans have seized upon this challenge by coming together as a community to create an ambitious strategy to guarantee the City's long-term resiliency. The City, with Historic Annapolis, created the 92-member City Dock Action Committee (CDAC) to develop an action plan to 'Reimagine Downtown Annapolis' future while tackling the immediate threat posed by flooding.
The CDAC partnered with the USNA, National Park Service, Historic Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and the Urban Land Institute to ensure that this plan will proceed forward with the support and commitment of a broad range of stakeholders. The CDAC reached out and engaged hundreds of residents, non-profit organizations, businesses and organizations to bring a 'Consensus Plan' to fruition. There is tremendous momentum and a sense of urgency to make this project a reality!
'Transforming City Dock' envisions a reinvigorated and welcoming City Dock where people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy Annapolis' stunning waterfront complete with:
The City Dock Action Plan is underway! A consortium of nationally recognized firms have been retained by the City to prepare schematic and construction drawings and to build the City Dock Project with Hillman Garage.
The feasibility analysis is currently underway with construction for Hillman Garage to begin Winter 2022 through Winter 2023, and final completion for the entire City Dock project anticipated for Spring 2024.
There will be an ongoing outreach and community engagement effort underway throughout the duration of the City Dock Project. This will include the active participation of the City Dock Action Committee, Downtown Businesses and Residents alike in work sessions, focus groups and interviews.
A robust communication plan will inform the public, local businesses and residents of activities during the entire construction phase of the project.
City Council - Dec. 15, 2020
CDAC - Dec. 17, 2020
Downtown Businesses - Jan. 15, 2021
WORA Residents - Feb. 18, 2021
HPC/Planning Commission - Feb. 25, 2021
City Council - March 18, 2021
CDAC - March 25, 2021
HPC - April 22, 2021
Downtown Businesses - May 11, 2021
WORA/Residents - May 25, 2021
HPC - June 8, 2021 - 7pm
Hillman Garage Site Visit - June 11, 2021
10am - Downtown Businesses
11am - Downtown Residents
CDAC - June 17, 2021 - 10:30am - 12noon
Planning Commission Work Session
July 1, 2021
Historic Preservation Commission Work Session
July 22, 2021
Business, Residents, Maritime, Parking, Hillman Garage - June 2021