The development planned at Forest and Spa is larger than the footprint of the Annapolis Towne Centre:
- Approximately 500 housing units, including 130 non-age restricted townhomes and apartments
- More than 170,000 sq. ft. of commercial space including an 80 room hotel
- More than 1,000 new residents, requiring over 1,400 parking places
- One of 18 developments pending along the already clogged Forest Drive corridor
The development of Crystal Spring would:
- Destroy nearly 40 acres of the last remaining block of mature forest in the city.
- Pollute Crab Creek and the South River with contaminated stormwater runoff.
- Threaten 220 species of birds and other animals, driving some from their natural habitat.
Non-age restricted housing at Crystal Spring will add to overcapacity in schools as:
- Hillsmere Elementary and Annapolis High School are already using multiple trailers to address overcrowding.
- Both schools are closed to new enrollment due to overcapacity.
- The City does not have an adequate public facilities law applicable to public schools.