Stormwater and Flood Mitigation

June 12, 2018   Stormwater Flood Mitigation Project Update from Project Manager Lisa Grieco



Posted on: April 25, 2018

City to host public meeting May 2 for site options for pump house associated with flood mitigation

City of Annapolis DPW to host public meeting on siting options for pump house associated with downtown flood mitigation project on May 2 at 7 p.m. at Annapolis Elementary 

Annapolis, MD (4-25-18) – The City of Annapolis Department of Public Works is holding a final community outreach meeting to discuss siting options of a pump station control building in the Newman Street park. The control building is part of the City Dock Flood Mitigation project, which will address recurrent flooding due primarily to tidal fluctuations. An overview of the project including control building options also will be presented.The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Annapolis Elementary School at 180 Green Street.  Parking and access to the school will be from the rear parking lot on Compromise Street.

For more information, contact Lisa M. Grieco, P.E, project manager at (410) 263-7949 or by email at

Siting Options for Control Building:

Pump Station Option 1

Pump Station Option 2


City Dock Flood Mitigation
Presentation for City Council Work Session
April 19, 2018







Stormwater and Flood Mitigation Report (Updated April 9, 2018)

The presentation from Lisa Grieco at the March 27, 2018 Ward One Residents’ Association meeting can be found at:

Comments and input should be emailed to

From Lisa Grieco, April 6, 2018:


Thank you for assisting in the collection of public comments via your established Facebook pages and forwarding them to me.  Please extend my personal thanks to all of the residents who attended the WORA meeting on March 27th and offered their thoughtful comments and concerns.  Some residents offered alternate locations and we will take a look at them.  It is a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to continuing the dialogue that has begun on this very important and much needed project.  Project-related information can be found on the City’s homepage at  Please check it frequently.

To view Ward One Alderwoman Elly Tierney’s email regarding this subject, go to the link below.

  6 comments for “Stormwater and Flood Mitigation

  1. Jeff Hackett
    March 31, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    I will start with my top choices and the reasons behind my choices, and will then list the options I dislike, and explain why.
    My top two choices are Options B and D. I think these are the same choices that were recommended, so I am assuming there are reasons for this, such as cost, ease of construction and maintenance, in addition to the aesthetic reasons. I choose B over D for aesthetic reasons. First, I think the building looks more interesting than a basic, blocky rectangular building. Second, it fits the shape of the park better than any other choice. The park goes from wide to narrow as it runs along Compromise Street. The shape of the building in B mirrors this, giving what I think is a more pleasing look to the park. I can live with Option D because it gives the narrowest building view from Compromise Street. To me, the view from Compromise is more important than the view from Newman Street.
    The options I dislike, in order of preference, are C, E, A, G and F. Separating the buildings is a bad idea both from an efficiency and an aesthetic point of view, with F being particularly bad because it blocks more of the view from Compromise Street essentially hiding most of the basketball court and playground. A is not much better for that same reason. C and E are not terrible, but again, I would prefer D over them because it looks better from Compromise.
    I realize that option B blocks more of the Compromise view than option D does, but it also gives a more interesting looking building that fits nicely into the shape of the park.

    • Webmaster
      March 31, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      Your well-thought our response is very appreciated. It will be shared with the city engineers.
      Thank you!

  2. Tom Rekus
    March 31, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Given the paucity of City owner property and the uncertainty of the future smart development on the north side of city dock it makes sense to me to move forward with this project at the Newman St site. Option D is my first choice, closely followed by Option E. I have no issue with the fast tracked timeline proposed by the City.

    • Webmaster
      March 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Tom.

  3. Matt
    March 30, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Option D – keep it compact and block the view of the park towards the water as little as possible.

    • Webmaster
      March 30, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Thanks for your comment, Matt.

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