Long-standing efforts to turn the Annapolis City Dock into a more park-like setting are inching forward — at last.
A request for qualifications was sent out by the recently formed City Dock Action Committee and the nonprofit Historic Annapolis with a due date of Nov. 20. The request seeks to attract a team of investors, developers, architects and engineers to create an upscale and modern public green space on the waterfront.
“We had 250 people come out to a meeting in May on the future of the City Dock,” said Robert Clark, CEO of Historic Annapolis, about the popularity of the mission.
The effort will also add a six-foot flood barrier to the waterfront park that will quell the rising water levels that have plagued the City Dock for years.
“The water is coming at much more of a rapid pace than it has in the past and it’s a storm surge up from the bay into the streets and our shops,” Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said Friday.