Maryland General Assembly
We want to help you, your constituents, and legislators navigate some of the changes and closures downtown. These changes should not prevent you from coming to visit, but we want you to be aware so that you know where to park and how to get around.
The City has worked to help visitors navigate downtown with a myriad of mobility options. The city has deployed a Free Shuttle along the West Street Corridor, scooters, and e-bikes with partner Bird, and inaugurated the Annapolis Go! ride-share service. Garages in the inner West Street corridor are open and rarely full.
Best Place to Park During the Session?
The State Shuttle continues to operate between Navy Stadium and Bladen Street. Offering the best parking option for all-day MDGA visitors, while The Department of Legislative Services Building, in front of Lawyer’s Mall and Hillman Garage, the main downtown garage off Duke of Gloucester are both being rebuilt.
How to Get Around Downtown?
Sample Letter / Email
In January, the Maryland General Assembly will return to Annapolis for the 445th convening of the Maryland General Assembly. We are pleased to be in town and conducting the legislative business for the people of the great State of Maryland. During the 2023 Legislative Session, which will run for 90 days starting January 11 and ending on April 10, we encourage you to come to Annapolis, visit a House/Senate session, visit with your legislators and share your views on important issues in committee. We would like to alert you to some changes in downtown. These changes should NOT prevent you from coming to visit, but you do need to be aware so that you know where to park and how to get around.
Things look different in downtown Annapolis right now. The Department of Legislative Services Building in front of Lawyer’s Mall is being rebuilt and the Hillman Garage, the main downtown garage off Duke of Gloucester, is also being rebuilt. These infrastructure improvements will bring quality of life enhancements to Annapolis, but that progress has brought temporary parking and traffic disruptions.
The City has worked to help visitors navigate downtown. Garages in the inner West Street corridor are open and rarely full. A free downtown shuttle traverses West Street to City Dock every 5 to 8 minutes with stops at each of the garages, Church Circle, City Hall, City Dock, and Main Street. The city has also deployed scooters and e-bikes with partner Bird, and inaugurated the Annapolis Go! ride-share service offering rides within City limits for $2 per person/$1 additional passengers. The State Shuttle continues to operate between Navy Stadium and Bladen Street, offering the best parking option for all-day MDGA visitors.
Please see the attached for information and more specifics, or visit www.AccessAnnapolis.com.
Thank you and we hope to see you in Annapolis.
Below are tools for helping communicate information about the rebuild of the Hillman Garage to your constituents and legislators.
We encourage those who travel daily or frequently to Annapolis to sign up for email updates on this site. Click below to download the postcard.