The ECA is a non-profit, member-based community association. We engage in activities that improve the quality of life in the Eastport Community and build relationships with our local officials.
Membership is open to homeowners and renters who reside in Eastport.
Residents of Creek Drive and Lockwood Court: BGE is nearing the completion of the gas main project in Eastport and the final phase of work involves the restoration of the roadway and sidewalks. BGE and Maryland Paving and Sealant anticipate working on Creek Drive and Lockwood Court from March 15 through March 27.
“No Parking Signs” will be posted and dated specifically for the days that paving will be performed.
This work schedule will be dependent on the weather. If a minor change in the schedule occurs due to weather, BGE will update its signage to reflect the change.
For questions, please contact Fred Norton at 443-930-1572 or 410-470-6379.
ECA has joined the Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation in sending a letter about traffic to the city's Planning & Zoning Department, with a number of attachments. Read the letter here. Links to the attachments are below.
Adam's Ribs Move to 4th Street
On December 5, 2017, the City Board of Appeals held a public hearing on the request for shared parking on property located at 424-428 Fourth Street. The property owners were appealing a decision by the City Planning and Zoning Director Pete Gutwald that denied the request for shared parking. Despite this being advertised as a “Public Hearing,” the members of public in attendance were denied the right to present public testimony and documentation supporting Mr. Gutwald’s decision. The Board of Appeals voted to overturn the decision and therefore allow shared parking with 31 parking spaces for a 77-seat restaurant. Several Eastport residents spoke before the City Council at the January 8 meeting and had a meeting on January 19 with the Mayor, acting City Attorney (at the time) Gary Elson, and the City Manager to express their belief that not allowing testimony was a violation of due process. This week, the Board of Appeals met and voted to reconsider, for the purpose of taking public testimony. According to Mr. Elson, “The motion that was approved to is hear public testimony. The motion allows the Board to reconsider its decision. It does not require that. The decision was not vacated, but it will be reconsidered based on public testimony. The Board members participating would decide whether or not to revise their initial deliberations and original vote based on the public testimony and any rebuttal provided by the applicant.” Information is on the eTRAKIT.annapolis.gov website – search for ADM 2017-003 and APL2017-007.
Proposed Brewpub on Fourth Street
There is a proposed brew pub at 418 Fourth Street, the one-story gray building that used to house a marine electronics place. They plan to establish a brewery called “Forward Brewing” with a website of “ForwardEastport.com” and expect to start construction this Spring. Gary Schwerzler is the architect. The proposed plan is for the following:
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A message from Alderman Ross Arnett: Just a quick message to let you know that the Board of Appeals hearing on the Density Calculation Method [for the Eastport Shopping Center] will be postponed on Jan. 30. The reason for the postponement is that the Shopping center Developers and the concerned Citizens are going to set up a professional negotiation meeting to discuss the mutual advantages of B2 (by right) application as opposed to the current Special Mixed Planned Development application. This time-out has the blessing of the Administration, who have agreed to split the cost of the negotiation, probably something like $5,000. If successful, this process will save both time and dollars. As always, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (443) 745-2901.
ECA members will soon receive the annual membership letter urging you to renew your membership for 2018. We would like to see every resident in Eastport join the ECA so as to keep up with community activities and information.
Dues are $20 per person and $30 per couple. You can renew your membership(s) online here or mail a check to Eastport Civic Association, PO Box 3539, Annapolis, MD 21403.
Come and step into history with this fun, free scavenger hunt in Eastport. It's fun for the whole family. Download this walking guide (PDF) and start hunting!
President: Vic Pascoe Architecture & Zoning: Ben Goldeen
Vice President: Diane Butler Communications: Marie King
Treasurer: Debbie Dillon Eco-Action: Diane Butler
Secretary: Jackie Wells Grants: Deborah Dillon
Member #1: Judith Billage Home & Garden Tour: Mike Leonard
Member #2: Daniel Orr Membership: Jane Lawrence
Member #3: Holly Foster Nominating: Being formed
Member #4: Ben Goldeen Safety: Daniel Orr
Member #5: Pat Shaughnessy
Immediate Past President: Marcia Marshall
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Eastport Civic Association
P.O. Box 3539
Annapolis, MD 21403
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