Boundary Lane Waterfront Park Master Plan- 7.6 Acre Community Park Design Process

Boundary Lane Waterfront Park Map by Mahan Rykiel Associates

Background Information

The Town of St. Michaels is excited to announce a series of public meetings to solicit community input on the development of a park master plan for the Environmental Concern property located on Boundary Lane, adjacent to the nature trail.  The 7.6 acre parcel will be purchased by the Town in late September.  Town officials, working with planning consultants Mahan Rykiel Associates, will host a series of public meetings to solicit input in the development of a long-range park master plan.  The project will be temporarily referred to as the Boundary Lane Waterfront Park Master Plan (or BLWP Master Plan) during this planning process. Development of a park name will be part of the planning process.

Mahan Rykiel consultants will assist the Town in facilitating the design process over the next several months, culminating with a final plan derived through community input. The BLWP Master Plan will allow the Town to then move forward in pursuing grant opportunities for the development of the park.

We value the community’s input throughout this process. In order for us to capture as much public opinion as possible, we are requesting public comments for consideration be presented for this project in the following three manners: 1) attending public input meetings and presenting your thoughts; 2) completing the attached survey; or 3) submitting your thoughts via the attached comment form. We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the development of St. Michaels newest park!

Please visit this site regularly for upcoming meeting dates and additional updates related to this project. We hope that you will join us for some or all of the scheduled public meetings, which are included in the calendar below.

Public Survey:
The first opportunity to share your thoughts includes the attached public survey. The closing date for submitting the public survey is October 10th, 2023. Please click on the attached link to complete the survey, which should take approximately 5-8 minutes. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Tentative Meeting Calendar:

Click HERE for October Meeting Dates Flyer

October 3, 2023: 1st Public Outreach Meeting (Tuesday evening 6-8pm)
October 4, 2023: 2nd Public Outreach Meeting (Wednesday evening 4-6pm)

(Note: The October 3rd and 4th meetings will cover the same material. There are two similar meetings to allow the public an opportunity to choose which is more convenient to attend.)

October 24, 2023: 3rd Public Outreach Meeting (Tuesday evening 6-8pm)

November 15, 2023: 4th Public Outreach Meeting (Wednesday evening 6-8pm)
December 5, 2023: Special Joint Meeting: Planning Commission & Parks & Recreation Board (Tuesday morning-afternoon 11am-1pm)

The above meetings scheduled from October through December will be held in the Christ Church Parish House located at 103 Willow Street, St. Michaels, Maryland. We would like to extend our appreciation to Christ Church for allowing us to utilize their facility to accommodate our community. Please be aware that parking is limited.

January 10, 2024: Town Commissioners of St. Michaels Meeting (Wednesday evening 6pm)
January 24, 2024: Town Commissioners of St. Michaels Meeting (Wednesday evening 6pm, via Zoom)

The January Town Commissioners meetings will be at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels Branch, at 106 Fremont Street.

All public meetings will be in-person only, Zoom meeting services are unavailable due to internet connectivity. We will permit a 5 minute comment period per individual, to allow for all participants to have an equal opportunity to express themselves.

BLWP Master Plan Public Comment Form
In order to ensure consistency, comments will only be received using this form.
Click here to submit a comment.