Local State and County Candidates’ Positions on Crystal Spring and Responsible Growth

Early voting for the General Election begins on October 25th and runs through November 1. Vote from 10 am to 8 pm at any early voting center in the county, including the Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis and the Edgewater Community Library–click here to see the full list. You may also vote on Election read on >

You’re Invited: Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development

Please join us for a Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development on Tuesday, October 23, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Bay Ridge Christian Church (1071 Bay Ridge Road). We are honored to partner with the Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation as one of fifteen sponsor organizations for this important night. This is a read on >

Please Support O-27-18 No Net Loss of Forest Ordinance!

The City Council is currently considering Ordinance O-27-18, which would establish a true no net loss of forest requirement on developments in the City. It will require developers to replace any forest they remove on an acre-to-acre basis. This is necessary in order for the City to honor the Annapolis Comprehensive Plan, achieve the tree read on >

Capital LTE: “Increase in unneeded elder care facilities”

Our once lovely Forest Drive is becoming like Route 1 in Alexandria. It is already grimly congested with all manner of vehicles, yet leaders in our city and maybe our County Council as well, are ignoring the rampant development along its stretch. Yet another assisted living facility is going up right behind the CVS Pharmacy read on >

You’re Invited: Planning Commission Work Session on Crystal Spring

Next Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m., the City Planning Commission will hold a work session on the latest plans for the development of Crystal Spring (now called The Village at Providence Point). The new plans include a number of significant changes, including that only apartments and homes for seniors will be built along with read on >

Capital LTE: “Thank you, Sen. Winegrad”

I write to commend former state Sen. Gerald Winegrad on his opinion column documenting how more development leads to the need for more services and thus more taxes (The Capital, May 22). Exacerbating this problem is the deteriorating quality of life from more development and more people —increased traffic, school overcrowding, water and air pollution, read on >

New Map Shows Alarming Amount of New Development Planned on Forest Drive Corridor

Please see the new map below based on updated figures from the City of Annapolis Planning and Zoning Department showing over 1,000 new housing units and 215,000 sq. ft. of new commercial space planned for or under construction along the already crowded Forest Drive corridor. Even worse, it looks like this is just the start read on >

Comments on Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study

For over a year now, the City has been working on a Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study, which will use extensive citizen input to develop guidelines that will determine future zoning and development in this overcrowded corridor. The Sector Study is to be a mirror image of the expressed concerns and desires of the communities interested read on >

Capital LTE: “Crystal Spring would make Annapolis Neck’s chronic overdevelopment far worse”

My family and I are just a few of the thousands of residents living on or near the Annapolis Neck peninsula whose daily lives are affected by the overdevelopment rampant in this area. We love living here except for the decline in the quality of life from huge traffic jams, dangerous traffic and environmental degradation. read on >