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Capital Gazette: “The Villages of Providence Point development proposes zero tree replanting. Here’s why.”

By: Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette reporter The Annapolis City Council in November passed a law to protect the city’s trees. For every tree cut own, a tree would have to be replanted. So, it’s come as a shock to some — including the law’s lead sponsor Alderman Rob Savidge — that the first planned development read on >

Newly Filed Plans are an Epic Disappointment – Read our Letter to the Developers

On January 22, 2019, Crystal Spring developers National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) filed plans with the City of Annapolis for their senior community Providence Point. We were extremely disappointed to find that the new filing made no changes whatsoever to address our four major concerns.  The project remains at a 35 acre footprint with read on >

The Capital: “5 things to know about The Village at Providence Point”

By: Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette reporter National Lutheran Communities and Services submitted its most recent application for a 351-unit retirement community late last month. The project is the descendant of Crystal Springs, a sprawling mixed-use complex that drew fierce opposition from environmentalists and residents living near Forest Drive. The latest iteration is called the Village read on >

Baltimore Sun Op-ed: “‘Code red’ for the Chesapeake Bay”

By: Gerald Winegrad, Fred Tutman, Kathy Phillips Recent alarming news about the Chesapeake Bay signals a code red for immediate action. Efforts must be ramped up to greatly reduce agricultural and urban runoff pollution. These are the inconvenient truths compelling such action: The legal-sized Maryland bay oyster population declined by half since 1999. Oysters are read on >

The Capital: “New plan for Providence Point development about to land in Annapolis”

By: Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette Reporter A new application is about to revive the Villages at Providence Point, a 300-plus-unit retirement community long stalled by community opposition in Annapolis. Nonprofit developer National Lutheran Communities and Services will submit an application following a community meeting held Thursday night to discuss adjustments to the controversial project. More read on >