In October 2018, the Urban Land Institute convened a Technical Assistance Panel to explore options for the historic City Dock area that balances preservation and future growth. To provide guidance for the implementation of the recommendations in the Panel’s repot, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and President of Historic Annapolis, Robert Clark announced the creation of a City Dock Action Committee.

The City Dock Action Committee will work with stakeholders in working teams to look at specific areas addressed in the report. These include: financial tools, programming, placemaking, and, specifically the historic Burtis House. The teams will hold community meetings and stakeholder interviews and create an implementation strategy to be presented to the City Council. This strategy document along with action items are scheduled to be delivered in Fall 2019.


The Technical Assistance Panel was convened in response to proposed rezoning that would put the character of City Dock at risk, resulting in the City Dock being included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2018. The Panel was organized by Historic Annapolis and funded by with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Maryland through an emergency grant from the Heritage Fund.

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