Capital LTE: “Open Letter to Crystal Spring Developer”

Dear Marshall Breines: Please (and I know this is ludicrous) go elsewhere to build your big, sprawling, forest-gobbling development, Crystal Spring. Another “traffic study” is not going to change the fact that there is only one way in and one way out of our neighborhood. I wish you’d had to sit in your car for read on >

Op-Ed: “Crystal Spring plans should be suspended”

A recent article (The Sunday Capital, Jan. 17) reports that the Connecticut developers of Crystal Spring believe their next forest conservation plan will meet all city requirements and should be approved. This same strategy was used when three previous plans were submitted, but all three failed to meet state and city laws and were sent read on >

Stormwater Pollution Issue Remains Unresolved

Crystal Spring developers plan to destroy about 40 acres of the last remaining large stand of forest in the city. This will also destroy the best tool for natural filtration and water quality protection. How do they plan to keep their pledge that runoff will be cleaner after crossing through Crystal Spring with “100% storm read on >

Capital LTE: “Crystal Spring wouldn’t serve this area’s needs”

Faith Goldstein (The Capital, Jan. 2) attacks opponents of Crystal Spring. I sincerely disagree. First, many letters of opposition are from city residents and taxpayers in Annapolis. Ms. Goldstein worked with former Mayor Ellen Moyer; has she forgotten that this dedicated city resident and well-respected leader opposes the Crystal Spring development plan? Secondly, my address read on >

Forest Drive Will Fail

You cannot be a resident of Annapolis without knowing the aggravation of Forest Drive traffic. We all remember “Trafficgeddon” when traffic was stopped for hours because of downed power lines after a car collided with a utility pole. We have all witnessed or experienced multiple accidents along this corridor. Forest Drive is already a congested read on >

Capital LTE: “Why do developers constantly try to make money at our expense?”

Mr Mayor: I just watched your campaign promise to stop the Crystal Spring development and I trust you plan to live up to it. I live in Annapolis (Chesapeake Harbour) and use Forest Drive. My prior home was in Wild Rose Shores on the South River near Crystal Spring, and I appreciated the beauty of read on >