Judge Rules Key's Proposed Uses Acceptable
Posted April 26, 2013
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, a county judge ruled in favor of Key School, stating the School's intended uses for the golf course property are indeed consistent with those outlined in the neighborhood's land use covenants. We are very happy with this outcome and look forward to moving ahead with our plans for this exquisite property.
Key's Board of Trustees and Administration remain committed to stewarding this property responsibly and, over time, to forging amicable relationships with the residents of Annapolis Roads.
Key students will surely benefit from the varied recreational and co-curricular opportunities this property makes possible. Tuesday's legal rendering is truly extending to Key yet another transformative milestone in its fifty-five year history.
Click here for a transcript of the trial with Judge Goetzke's opinion.
Revised Site Plan Filed
Posted March 26, 2013
On January 28, 2013, Key School filed a revised site plan with the County Office of Planning and Zoning. This plan reflects an evolution in the design resulting from input from the County, residents of Annapolis Roads, and our own Key School Buildings and Grounds team. Stay tuned here for future news!
January 2013 Update
Posted January 31, 2013
The School continues to move forward enthusiastically with its plans to purchase the 70-acre parcel of land in Annapolis Roads. Updated concept plans for the property, taking into account both feedback received from residents and the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning, have been submitted to the County for further review. The revised plans will be posted soon!
On January 25, an Order denying Key’s Motion to Dismiss a lawsuit brought by four members of Annapolis Roads was announced. This decision is not an indication of the merits of the claims but rather acknowledges the right of the individuals to have their claims heard in court. From Key’s perspective, a decision regarding what constitutes “recreation” will enable the heart of the matter to be addressed in a timely way. We believe our proposed uses comply with the legal requirements. The School looks forward to the judge’s adjudication of this matter as well as to a prompt resolution of the plaintiff’s claims. The trial will take place in late April 2013.
Informational Meeting Scheduled
Posted September 27, 2012
In accordance with Anne Arundel County regulations and County Council Bill No. 15-12, Key School’s engineering team has scheduled an informational meeting about the School plans for the redevelopment of the property in Annapolis Roads for September 27, 2012, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Georgetown East Elementary School located at 111 Dogwood Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. Per County requirements, property owners within 175 feet of the boundary line of the land Key has under contract were notified of the meeting.
Posted July 26, 2012
On July 24 the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County granted Key’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against Key by four residents of Annapolis Roads. A PDF of the Court’s Memorandum Opinion is available under “About Key’s Plans.”
Members of the School’s board of trustees and administration are enthusiastic about the purchase of the land in Annapolis Roads and remain committed to ensuring the responsible stewardship of this magnificent property. We are confident that our proposed uses for recreational, environmental and conservation activities fall squarely within the community covenants and zoning requirements. Additionally, we intend to continue our efforts to work constructively with the residents of Annapolis Roads.