The Annapolis City Council is considering legislation (O-8-18) that would close areas to residential development if that area’s public schools are at 95 percent capacity or greater.
The ordinance, proposed by Aldermen Ross Arnett, Marc Rodriguez and Rob Savidge, amends the city’s adequate public facilities code to shut down development projects of 11 units or more that would feed into schools currently or projected to be equal to 95 percent of the state-rated capacity within three years. Currently, areas are closed to development when elementary and middle schools reach 105 percent capacity and the high school reaches 120 percent capacity.
This ordinance would have an impact on the future conditions of several Annapolis schools, including Annapolis High School, which is currently at 98 percent capacity and projected (by AACPS) to be at 112 percent capacity within 5 years.
If you have views on this legislation’s impact on school capacity/overcrowding or development, please contact your representative on the City Council and/or the mayor. You can find your representative’s contact information at https://www.annapolis.gov/528/Find-Your-Representative .