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Ensuring No Net Loss of Forest at Crystal Spring

Since the inception of plans for the development of Crystal Spring, the destruction of 30-40 acres of mature, protected forest has been a pivotal issue of concern to residents of the area. National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) filed plans with the City of Annapolis on January 22, 2019 to build 303 senior homes and read on >

County Executive Reneges on Campaign Promise to Stop Forest Destruction

Questions have been raised about County Executive Pittman’s just introduced ordinance regarding forest conservation. This legislation is a disappointment as it falls way short of stopping the loss of forest in the county from development. Please don’t be fooled by this plan and the hype associated with it. While it will not affect Crystal Spring read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “Steuart Pittman’s half measure won’t stop Anne Arundel forest loss”

By: Gerald Winegrad County Executive Steuart Pittman proposed legislation this week to deal with the staggering loss of forest in Anne Arundel County. His administration has discovered that the pro-development posture of county officials over the years, propped up by huge campaign contributions by developers has led to a significant loss of forest cover — read on >

Traffic Improvements Still Needed for Crystal Spring Development

As we wait for the City Planning and Zoning Department (P&Z) to finish its review of the January 22 filings for the Providence Point development at Crystal Spring, we continue to emphasize our four core issues of concern that have yet to be fully addressed. These include: Extending the parallel road through the development to read on >

Capital LTE: “Getting it right on Providence Point”

Larry Bradshaw’s letter defending his development plans for Crystal Spring distorts the harsh reality: Plans submitted for this 351-unit project failed to meet basic environmental requirements under city laws (The Capital, Aug. 7). The January filings came months after the city enacted requirements for 100% reforestation of the 30-acres of mature forest they plan to read on >

Capital LTE: “Providence Point’s pledges mean nothing”

The headline about the development of Crystal Spring (aka the Village at Providence Point) incorrectly summarized the serious shortcomings of the latest plans (The Capital, July 26). City planners did not direct “more trees” as the headline asserts. Rather, the developers were directed to destroy less forest that the 30 acres planned. And, the city read on >

The Capital: “Annapolis Planners to Providence Point: More Trees”

By: Naomi Harris, Capital Gazette reporter Annapolis city planners have sent back initial plans for a proposed senior living development on Forest Drive with 50 requests for changes or revisions, the first response to the plan since it was submitted earlier this year. The five pages of notes on the Village at Providence Point focus read on >

Capital LTE: “Providence Point advertising unethical as plans nowhere near approval”

Untold numbers of Annapolitans have recently received invitations from the National Lutheran Communities to attend luncheons to hear all about the planned development known now as The Village at Providence Point, to be located on Forest Drive adjacent to Spa Road. It is unethical that this sales team should be permitted to market seniors for read on >

CRYSTAL SPRING DEVELOPMENT PLANS DEAD IN THE WATER

It has been six months since the developers filed their most recent proposal with the City for their senior community, the Village at Providence Point, and once again they are back at square one. The City’s extensive review is still ongoing, but they have already requested substantial changes. The plans are nowhere near approval, and read on >