Fusco Athletic Park

Key School completed a purchase agreement with the Annapolis Golf Course in November 2011 for a seventy-acre parcel of land located two miles from campus in the community of Annapolis Roads. Settlement took place on August 13, 2013.

By unanimous Board vote, the property was officially named the Key School Fusco Athletic Park, honoring the generous and long-time philanthropic support of current parents Kristin and Jack Fusco and the Fusco Family Foundation.

Key School plans to use this new property for recreational purposes, in support of its outdoor, environmental and athletic programs. The School’s administration and Board of Trustees will preserve and protect the existing natural areas to serve as outdoor spaces and to provide areas for recreational, conservation and horticultural activities.

Key School is committed to the stewardship of this exquisite property and to being a good neighbor to the residents of Annapolis Roads while also fulfilling the needs of our students.

Development Updates

March 14, 2019

Key School received the Zoning Certificate of Use from Anne Arundel County and will begin using Fusco Athletic Park for practices and games next week. In our announcements to all members of our community, we have stressed the importance of adhering to the posted speed limit of 25 mph on Carrollton Road. Key's athletics schedules, posted on the School's website, will be updated to include Fusco Athletic Park use early next week. Please note: All schedules are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

July 5, 2018

As has been the case over the last several weeks, work at Fusco Athletic Park is focused on continuing to lay sod on various parts of the property and on construction of the three utility buildings. Anticipate similar traffic of delivery and construction vehicles to the last few several weeks.

Additional Information

Key School’s Board of Trustees and Matthew Nespole are pleased to announce Key’s Site Development Plan (SDP) and the grading permit plans for Fusco Athletic Park were formally approved in September 2016 by the Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits. Key and the County are currently defending the approved traffic mitigation plan before the County Board of Appeals. The School is moving forward in reviewing construction bid packages for the approved construction plans and hopes to announce a formal timeline for groundbreaking soon.

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MDE Report & Anne Arundel County Responses
MDE Report - 2/15/2018
AACo Report - 2/21/2018
AACo Report - 3/8/2018

Sediment Control Plan - February 2018
PDF of County-approved plan
List of Modifications

Carrollton Road Widening Project
PDF of approved plans

Traffic Mitigation Appeal Testimony & Briefs
Testimony about attempts to meet with ARPOA representatives

Key School Closing Argument

Protestants Closing Argument

AACo Closing Argument

Key School Reply Argument

Maryland Court of Appeals Decision

Plaintiffs Petition for Writ of Certiorari Declined

Traffic Analyses

Key's Response to OPZ
May 29 Letter from OPZ

Briefs Filed

Key School Response to Petition for Writ of Certiorari(filed July 31, 2014)
Petition for Writ of Certiorari(filed July 16, 2014)

Appellants' Reply Brief
Key School Brief
Appellants' Brief
ARPOA Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief

May 22, 2014 Community Meeting

Summary of Key's third Community Meeting

PDF of presentation

PDF of updated Site Plan

April 23, 2013 Hearing

Transcript of trial with Judge Goetzke's opinion

Revised Site Plan

View the plan submitted to County on January 28, 2013

Community Meeting September 27, 2012

PDF of Meeting Summary

Preliminary Concept Plan

Memorandum Opinion

Circuit Court Ruling
July 24, 2012

Concept Plan

View Preliminary Concept Plan presented January 2012

Open Space Bill

Comparison: Current Open Space Requirements vs. Bill No. 15-12 Requirements

Facts About Bill No. 15-12 updated April 16, 2012

Open Space Bill No. 15-12

Fact Sheet

Evolution of Key's Site Development Plan

The most recent Site Development Plan (SDP) has evolved over the course of the past three years, with adjustments to the initial concept plan resulting not only from feedback received from the County Office and Planning and Zoning (OPZ) but also from suggestions made by residents in Annapolis Roads and requests from the ARPOA board.

Removed from original concept plan: running track, 2 tennis courts, and 1 multi-purpose field which would have been placed behind resident homes adjacent to the property.

The final SDP comprises: 3 multi-purpose fields, 8 tennis courts, 1 baseball diamond, a nature trail, a parking lot, a pool, accessory buildings, and significant reforestation. This development plan will not be implemented all at once; rather, Key School is planning a phased construction of the project.

Final Site Development Plan
Approved November 2016

Updated Site Development Plan
Submitted May 2014

Revised Site Development Plan
Submitted January 2013

Preliminary Concept Plan
Submitted January 2012