Capital Op-Ed: “What exactly is responsible development?”

By: Greg Walker Annapolitans for Responsible Development was recently formed. Its website asks you to sign a petition to “encourage our elected officials to promote responsible development.” Unfortunately, there is no further clarification. The implication is that if it generates jobs and taxes, it’s responsible. The organization should include a threshold requirement that elected officials read on >

Capital LTE: “Crystal Spring rationale is an insult to efforts to provide affordable housing”

Development attorney Philip C. Dales’ guest column on the need for a new attitude toward development (The Capital, Nov. 1) sounds simple. However, the kind of development Mr. Dales is really talking about is a far cry from his feel-good example of a new restaurant opening. His call for more affordable housing as a rationale read on >

Capital LTE: “The city has an opportunity to settle major Crystal Spring issues”

In the coming weeks, city leaders will be meeting with the attorneys for the Crystal Spring development to renegotiate parts of the original 2005 annexation agreement. Despite the fact that a material breach announced earlier this year — the owner’s failure to hook up to city water and sewer within 10 years — actually led read on >