The Westfield Annapolis Mall is for sale (again). This should come as no surprise given the changes in the retail scene over the last 20 years, the 2007 economic crisis and the latest effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The big question is “Now What”?… Read More The Annapolis Mall Is For Sale (Again)… Now What?
The land use and mobility goals of the Parole Town Center Master Plan are incoherent and there needs to be real change if we want the area to be more than an inside out mall that you have to drive to.… Read More Can Parole Ever Be Anything But An Inside Out Mall?
Appearing in The Capital, September 18, 2016 Anne Arundel County has been fortunate over the years to have steady economic opportunities, due in part to our location near large metropolitan areas as well as a strong federal and state job base. These economic opportunities, along with a rich history, quaint historic areas and miles of… Read More Anne Arundel can escape its growth Ponzi scheme
Annapolis as portrayed on the city web site, is for the most part, a very walkable city: “Take time to walk in our city and peer over the garden gates. Visit our many shops or relax on a water taxi in our harbor.” However, once you leave the historic downtown core and head out the… Read More Parole and Mobility
Anyone who lives in or has visited Annapolis has been down West Street, which is roughly divided into “inner” (Church Circle to Chiquapin) and “outer” (Chinquapin to MD Route 2. It is as James Howard Kustler always says in his podcasts about urbanism, “it’s a place that no one wants to be” that is ostensibly… Read More What I Would Change about Outer West Street