In an attempt to remedy a three-decade-old mistake, Annapolis is pursuing multiple avenues to keep public water access at a cove in Eastport, including building a city-owned dock, purchasing easements from private property owners or using eminent domain, the last resort. Wells Cove, the sleepy inlet just off Boucher Avenue, has been the subject of debate, a lawsuit and public outcry in recent weeks as some in the Annapolis community worry it might disappear altogether if the city doesn’t act. In the mid-1980s, a well-meaning Annapolis City Council sought to keep the water there open to the public by requiring a condominium developer to build a path to the water’s edge.
Annapolis considering new dock, easements and possibly eminent domain to save public access at Wells Cove
April 1, 2021