Shipley's Choice Community Association
About the Neighborhood
Shipley’s Choice is a community of single family homes in the Greater Severna Park area north of Annapolis, MD, nestled in the suburbs between Washington DC and Baltimore. The neighborhood is divided into two main community organizations:
Founded in 1979, the mission of the SCCA is to:
Shipley’s Choice is ideally located in Anne Arundel (AA) County, MD; about 10 miles north of Annapolis, MD, the sailing boat capital of the United States and the seat of Maryland state government. Annapolis is also home to the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College, and the city is a historic city preserving its naval heritage and colonial architecture homes. The land on which the Shipley's Choice was established was originally acquired by Adam Shipley, who came to Anne Arundel County in 1668. On March 30, 1681, he patented 200 acres on the south side of the Severn River.
The community of Shipley’s Choice is on the western edge of Severna Park, MD, where the public school district includes the Shipley’s Choice Elementary School, number 1 in the AA County & 10/10 by Great Schools; Severna Park Middle School, and the Severna Park High School. Shipley’s Choice is just 1½ miles from Exit 10 of Interstate 97, 17 miles from Baltimore, 34 miles from Washington, D.C., and 8 miles from the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport. Centrally located, the neighborhood has great access to several major interstates, as well BWI Airport, and the AMTRAK train station (great access to both DC via the MARC and Baltimore via the light rail).
The Shipley’s Choice community features a walk-able location for the Shipley’s Choice Elementary School and the privately managed, Shipley’s Choice Swim & Tennis Club, facilities of a club house, two swimming pools, a children’s pool, and four tennis courts.
Residents of SCCA homes in Shipley’s Choice have homes that are primarily two story with two car garages on well treed lots of a ¼ acre or more. AA County is responsible for snow removal from the streets, street repairs, and trash removal, including recycling trash and greens removal at the curb from containers. Residents are professionals usually working within the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis triangle, and some include Columbia, MD and the Fort Meade, MD area for their employment.
Airport Noise Zone Studies for BWI Marshall and Martin State Airports & Public Workshop/Hearing
MDOT MAA is in the process of updating the Airport Noise Zone (ANZ) and Noise Abatement Plan (NAP) for both Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) and Martin State Airport (MTN). MDOT MAA will conduct a Public Workshop and Public Hearing for each study pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland Transportation Article Section 5-806(b) on the proposed ANZs. The purpose of each Public Workshop and Public Hearing is to afford all interested persons the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and comment on the ANZ.
The Public Workshop and Public Hearing on the MTN ANZ is scheduled for January 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the Public Workshop and Public Hearing on the BWI Marshall ANZ is scheduled for January 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Review the Proposed BWI Marshall ANZ and register for the Public Workshop and Hearing here.
Review the Proposed MTN ANZ and register for the Public Workshop and Hearing here.
Anne Arundel County Plan2040
The General Development Plan (GDP) is Anne Arundel County’s comprehensive plan to guide land use in the County, preserve its assets and conserve its resources. It is prepared in compliance with State requirements and guidelines. Adopted by the County Council, the GDP establishes policies and recommendations to guide land use decisions over a 20 year planning timeframe. All master plans and development regulations adopted by the County must be consistent with the goals, policies and recommendations of the GDP.
Plan2040 lays out a policy framework that informs many of the County’s future decisions on land use, environmental protection, transportation, open space, agriculture, community facilities, historic preservation, housing, economic development, and quality of life. Plan2040 will be implemented through Region Plans, functional plans, design manuals, regulations, the capital budget, and the work programs of County departments.
Shipley's residents can stay informed in regards to Plan2040 by visiting the GDP website. Background information about Plan2040 can be learned from its informational flyer.
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