On Thursday, Dec. 10, during Midnight Madness II, Annapolis Green is planning to welcome the public to their new home– the Annapolis Green House at 92 Maryland Avenue with an open house and celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Annapolis Green House will be more than just their office…
The Annapolis Green House will be the first Green community center of its kind in this historic town, where organizations can meet, showcase their products and services, and together build a sustainable community. And of course, it will also serve as much-needed office.
With a prominent, downtown first-floor location in the shadow of the State House, the building is welcoming and filled with character. The location, at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and State Circle, will benefit from considerable foot traffic and proximity to city, county, and state offices. Parking is available at several garages nearby. Main Street and the US Naval Academy are a short walk away.
Annapolis Green will also become a member of the community-oriented Maryland Avenue and State Circle Association. Many are Green-minded businesses, including a Founding 100 sponsor, Galway Bay Irish Pub. The commercial area is surrounded by private homes and many residents are members of the very active Ward One Association.
The space consists of three rooms, one of which will be the community center/conference room, another will serve as an office and the third – with a separate entrance – will be sub-let to an appropriate business or organization. There are multiple display opportunities with a front entrance porch and picture window, small foyer/reception area, full basement for storage, and a charming porch and garden overlooking the State House.
For the last eight years, it has the office of Watermark Journey.
The Annapolis Green House will provide Annapolis Green a physical presence in the community that will cement its place as an established non-profit organization. Obtaining this location at this time coincides with Annapolis Green’s transition from LLC status — operating as a non-profit under the fiscal umbrella of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay — to reorganizing as a Maryland corporation and filing for non-profit status with the IRS. This process is underway now and should be completed before the end of the year.
Further, physical space will allow Annapolis Green to enlist the services of an intern and other volunteers to accomplish tasks such as program planning, grant writing, administrative tasks, etc.
So join your neighbors and Annapolis Green on the first Midnight Madness special event on December 10.