Business and Employer Tool Kit

Below is a handy toolbox to help keep your customers and employees informed!  Hint: It’s all here. Below you'll find Sample post to use and sample email templates for your customers and employees. This is your mobility plan make it yours!
***HILLMAN GARAGE CLOSED FOR REBUILD***

Downloadable brochure

Below are tools for helping communicate information about the rebuild of the Hillman Garage to your customers and employees. We encourage those who travel daily or frequently to Annapolis to sign up for email updates on this site.

Note: There is plenty of garage parking at Park Place, Gott’s and Knighton. These garages have NOT been filling up. In addition, there is free parking on nights and weekends at the State Garage on Calvert Street (at Bladen) and free parking on Sundays at Whitmore Garage on Calvert Street (entry on Clay St.)

Customer Parking

Park, Shop, Dine Program

We encourage downtown businesses to participate in the “Park, Shop & Dine” Program by purchasing deeply discounted customer parking validations (.55¢ an hour) valid at Gott’s, Knighton, and Park Place garages.

Metered Parking

Remains unchanged on City Dock (Dock St.), Maryland Avenue and in the area of Main Street as well as surface lots along Compromise Street.

Employee Parking Options

All Day $3-Flat Rate Employee Parking

The City has arranged for Businesses to apply for parking validation passes at Park Place Garage for their employees to have a flat rate of $3/day! Contact Kwaku Agyemang-Duah for more information. kad@annapolis.gov

Evening Parking at Gott’s

Enter between 3 and 6 p.m. and exit by 6 a.m. for $2. Business managers or owners can request validations for distribution to employees.

$65-Monthly Employee Parking

The City and the Graduate Hotel Annapolis have arranged for Businesses to apply for monthly parking passes for their employees. Rates are $65 a month. Contact the Graduate Hotel at (410) 263-7777 for more information.

$225-Monthly Downtown Surface Lots

For $225/month, park at Donner, Newman, or City Dock Lot. Some restrictions apply.

Sample social posts and graphics

Downloadable Social Media Assets

We value the community and atmosphere you help create Downtown. The past two years have shown us together we can get through anything. We want everyone to thrive even in the midst of change.

Below are some sample social posts and graphics to communicate to your customers and followers that Annapolis will be open during the Hillman garage rebuild with links to AccessAnnapolis.com for information on all of the parking and transit options for visiting downtown. Click below to download the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter assets.

Sample Email Templates

Please feel free to use or modify the following templates to your needs. We’ve provided a structure for you to edit to list the three closest parking options to your business, as well as what transportation services are offered from those locations.

Business to Customer Template Email

Re: Hillman Garage in Annapolis Being Rebuilt – Parking and Travel Options During Construction

Hello (First Name/valued customer),

The city has set up a new website, AccessAnnapolis.com, with information on the numerous parking and transportation options in our area and to sign up for regular email updates regarding the project.

Downtown Annapolis is getting more efficient with an abundance of available parking and alternative travel options available to both you and residents. The three closest parking offerings are as follows:

Parking Offering #1 Name: $ Starting cost for 2hrs, with Circulator/Free Shuttle/”Annapolis Go” On-demand Service. ## min walking distance to City Dock.

Parking Offering #2 Name: $ Starting cost for 2hrs, with Circulator/Free Shuttle/”Annapolis Go” On-demand Service. ## min walking distance to City Dock.

Parking Offering #3 Name: $ Starting cost for 2hrs, with Circulator/Free Shuttle/”Annapolis Go” On-demand Service. ## min walking distance to City Dock.

Thank you for being a valued customer!

We look forward to seeing you soon,

[Business]

Sample email to send your Employees

Re: Hillman Garage in Annapolis Being Rebuilt – Visit AccessAnnapolis.com for more detail

Hello (COMPANY) employees,

The rebuild of the Noah Hillman Garage in downtown Annapolis is slated to begin in Spring 2022 and take 14-16 months to complete.

The City of Annapolis has recently launched a new website, AccessAnnapolis.com, to provide an array of new and enhanced parking and travel options.

The new website will serve as a hub to stay informed with the latest details for the construction of the new garage and provide resources for city residents, businesses, and employees to plan their trips or commute downtown. The three closest parking offerings are as follows:

When it is complete, the new garage is going to be amazing with more parking, better environmental controls and features, easier payments, and more.

Parking Offering #1 Name: $ Starting cost for 2hrs, with Circulator/Free Shuttle/”Annapolis Go” On-demand Service. ## min walking distance to City Dock.

Parking Offering #2 Name: $ Starting cost for 2hrs, with Circulator/Free Shuttle/”Annapolis Go” On-demand Service. ## min walking distance to City Dock.

Parking Offering #3 Name: $ Starting cost for 2hrs, with Circulator/Free Shuttle/”Annapolis Go” On-demand Service. ## min walking distance to City Dock.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to (me/your supervisor).

Thank you,

(INSERT EMPLOYER NAME)