Development projects

There are over 20 developments pending for construction on the Annapolis Neck Peninsula, totaling more than 1,300 new housing units, which  you can see shown in the picture above (view the interactive image). This picture is not intended to imply that all development is bad.  It simply illustrates the collective impact development can have on our community and our quality of life.  We are especially attentive to development that strains the environment and/or the capacity of our roads and schools. ANPF is closely following these proposed developments:

Development project list

For the Forest Drive corridor, ordered from the west to east. As of 2/17/17 

RESIDENTIAL = 1,232 units planned, estimated

  1. Annapolis Towns at Neal Farms/Hayes (50 TH, Dorsey Lane off Solomon Is. Rd.)
  2. Rocky Gorge (48 units, off Aris T. Allen)
  3. Village Greens (89 TH)
  4. Woodside Gardens Newtowne 20 (36 units in 2 apartment buildings)
  5. Crystal Spring’s (450 retirement units plus plus 130 non-age-restricted TH plus 144,000 sf)
  6. Primrose Hill (29 units on 4.35 acres, Milkshake Lane off Hilltop)
  7. Enclave at Spa (36 TH on 3.8 acres on Spa Rd.)
  8. Central Park, aka Pastrana property (45 units on 5 acres at 9 Elliot Road, adjacent to Truxton Park)
  9. Griscom Sq. (12 units, Tyler at Bay Ridge Ave.)
  10. Parkside Preserve (152 units on 40 acres)
  11. Thomas Woods (10 TH on 1.44 acres, near RQW Apts.)
  12. Eastport shopping area (60 to127 apts. plus additional retail space on 7 acres; currently 73,430 sq. ft. single story retail)
  13. Bay Village Assisted Living (92 units on 6.3 acres, Lot #4 behind CVS)
  14. Chesapeake Grove at Bembe Beach, aka Rodgers Property, (45 townhouses on 5 acres on Bembe Beach Rd.)
  15. The Boatyards, Sarles/Petrini (9 units)
  16. Griscom Square, (12 units on 3 acres, Tyler Ave and Bay Ridge Ave)
  17. Sail Loft, Hopkins warehouse (11 residences and 4 retail at Fourth St.)

Watergate Apartments – up to 600 new units have been mentioned. Currently 608 apartments. Excluded in total above.


  1. Crystal Spring’s (Not yet announced. )
  2. 1503 Forest Dr. 22,680 sq. ft. retail
  3. Eastport shopping area (Additional retail space not yet announced.)
  4. Sail Loft (11 residences and 4 retail)
  5. Bay Village Lot #3 restaurant/office building (12,000 sq. ft.)
  6. Lidl grocery, Annapolis Neck LLC, aka Samaras property (35,000 sq. ft. shopping store)
  7. Key School Athletic Facilities in Annapolis Roads community
  8. Annapolis Yacht Club 6th Street sailing center redevelopment and expansion

The University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth Reserach & Education has a program called the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS).  Click here to read about PALS’ academic studies in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.


4 thoughts on “Development projects”

  1. We vigorously oppose the plan to build a large supermarket across from the Giant on Bay Ridge Rd and trust your organization agrees such a structure should not be built on the Samarras property. There has already been a raping of the forest in the Annapolis Neck region in the thirty years we have lived in Annapolis Roads. The traffic, pollution and danger a big supermarket would inevitably bring to this area cannot be overstated. Moreover, there is no need for this type of businesses in this area. Please let us know what can be done to stop this out of control building. Robin and Thomas Smith


    1. Completely agree, Robin. What’s the point of zoning if we just let them break the rules over and over again. And for things that aren’t needed in the community.


  2. I was told there will be a hearing on January 19 at 11:30 before County Council at the Arundel Center. I plan to attend. Can you come too?


    1. Actually, the hearing will take place at 11 am on Jan 19 according to the county’s website and confirmed by the administrator.
      44 Calvert Street.


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