Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley plans to revitalize City Dock – and the editors of the Capital Gazette think it’s about time.
They point out in an editorial published Wednesday that they have reported on the need for a new vision for City Dock for years. While the nuts and bolts of that vision may have shifted with time, the concept has remained the same: revitalization should both honor Annapolis’ rich cultural history while also providing unique open space.
Accomplishing both, however – and with the right balance – appears difficult. Mayor Buckley has one plan, and Historic Annapolis has another.
Part of the issue centers around Mayor Buckley advocating for zoning changes that concern preservationists. Interestingly, the Mayor and city can also draw upon another land use legal avenue to enforce a vision and aesthetic for the city’s waterfront property: riparian rights.
Learn about how counties and municipalities can draw upon the centuries-old concept of riparian rights to revitalize, protect, regulate and develop waterfront properties at the MACo Summer Conference session, Like a Bridge Over Troubled Water: Know Your Water Law.
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