Frequently Asked Questions.

Where is the best place to park?

Visitors may utilize multiple parking garages and lots to access Downtown Annapolis. The closest garages are Gott’s Court and Whitmore along Calvert Street and Clay Street respectively.

The City of Annapolis will also run a Free Electric Tram into and out of downtown. The Free Magenta Shuttle can take you back from the “Main St. & Gorman St.” stop and drop you back at the “West Calvert St.” stop, 2-minute walk to garage.

Other parking locations include Park Place (750 spaces) and the Graduate Hotel. Aside from options listed above there are more than 3,000 garage parking spaces throughout downtown. All serviced by Annapolis Go!

What is the City’s response to Hillman’s temporary closure?

The City’s aim with Access Annapolis is to mitigate the loss of parking during the Hillman rebuilt with a direct goal of getting visitors who park at outer garages and lots to where they would have emerged or arrived had they parked at Hillman. The other mobility options, specifically Annapolis Go and the Bird scooters and e-bikes, help visitors get directly to any venue, store or restaurant, including those on Main Street, Maryland Avenue, West Street, Parole, West Annapolis and even along the Forest Drive corridor.

Where are the Shuttle stops for the free shuttle?

The Stops are marked with Magenta and Black Signage along West Street, Duke of Gloucester Street, and Main Street. Here’s a video if you need more information

Eastbound Stops are as follows:

  • Park Place at Amos Garrett Blvd.
  • Knighton Garage at Colonial Ave.
  • West St. at Lafayette Ave.
  • Circuit Court/Church Circle on South St.
  • City Hall at Market St.
  • Main Street/City Dock at Gorman St.

Westbound Stops are as follows

  • Main Street/City Dock at Gorman St.
  • Circuit Court/Church Circle at School St.
  • West St. at Calvert St.
  • West St at Layfette Ave.
  • Knighton Garage at Colonial Ave.
  • Park Place at Amos Garrett Blvd.

How do Employers get the vouchers for Park Place Parking?

Log on to AnnapolisParking.com scroll down on that page to “$3 All Day Parking at Park Place Garage” Or for your convivence please reach out to Kad@annapolis.gov  for further information.

Why rebuild Hillman?

The garage, a precast concrete structure, was built in 1972. In 2013, engineers evaluated the garage and determined that it was a candidate for replacement. A precast concrete structure typically lasts 40-50 years, leaving Hillman Garage at the end of its service life. Beyond the structural concerns of the existing garage the stairwells and pedestrian pathways are in dire need of repair.

Did Residents and Businesses have input?

Yes! In more than two dozen public meetings, the project team worked with a broad array of community participants, downtown businesses, Ward One residents as well as construction, parking and transportation experts to finalize the design and key features of the new garage.

Who decided on the design?

The final design for the garage was determined through a collaborative series of public meetings, with both businesses and residents, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, City and elected officials.

Will the construction have environmental benefits?

Yes! The old garage was built before stormwater controls were required. When it rains, stormwater rushes off the garage and finds its way to the nearest body of water (Spa Creek). The new garage will have 125 percent stormwater controls. In addition, it will have solar arrays on the roof, providing energy, but also shade. There will be EV charging stations and bicycle racks to encourage non-automobile transportation.

Will downtown have more parking after the rebuild?

Yes! Hillman Garage currently has 425 spaces. The new garage will have 586 spaces.

What is there to do downtown?

There is a lot to see and do in our beautiful City, the only question is, what are you looking to experience? Once you know where to park or where to ride please also check out Visit Annapolis for more info on events and attractions.