Our neighborhood, Germantown-Homewood, is among the most desirable communities in Annapolis. With over 550 residences, it is one of the larger community associations in town. Whether it’s a cup of fresh coffee, an outing to a Navy football game, a walk with the dog or a meal at a nearby restaurant, Germantown-Homewood has a great deal to offer.
The Germantown-Homewood Community Association (GHCA) had its start in 1990. The City wanted to re-zone West Street for commercial uses. Our community banded together as GHCA and a resolution was reached: the properties could become commercial, but they must retain their low-scale character. We can see the results today in that the existing businesses on West Street act as a buffer to the residences behind them while maintaining an acceptable low scale profile.
When Poplar Avenue was seen by the City as a possible relief road for West Street traffic, GHCA neighbors banded together once more. This time we planted trees and thereby established a park, successfully averting unacceptable traffic in our midst. That avenue became Poplar Park as we know it today.
GHCA is active at both the civic and community level. In 2019 alone, we:
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