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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 >

Capital LTE: “School Overcrowding”

I recently joined several other parents who spoke before the Annapolis City Council in support of a measure introduced by Aldermen Marc Rodriguez, Rob Savidge and Ross Arnett to strengthen the city’s law on school overcrowding. As a parent of two children in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and as a member of the Annapolis read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “More development means more taxes and more pollution”

By: Gerald Winegrad Recent Capital articles on the proposed city property tax increase have promoted the need for new development to increase the city tax base. Other stories note news on bay grass increases and also the decline of the blue crab population. How do these articles intersect? Any argument that increasing residential development results read on >

Capital LTE: “Annapolis needs to replace its ineffective Adequate Facilities Ordinance”

For far too long, city officials have willingly overlooked school overcrowding in favor of allowing more overdevelopment, which is why I was happy to hear the City Council is considering legislation to strengthen the law that restricts development when our schools can no longer accommodate new students. In 2016, the city passed a useless Adequate read on >