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 >

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 >

Capital LTE: “The facts on Providence Point”

Developers of the Village at Providence Point pledged a public relations campaign to counter opposition to their development that would strip 30 forested acres, increase stormwater pollution and add traffic to Forest Drive with 500 new residents. The Rev. Jon Diefenthaler, a Lutheran minister from Columbia, sent in a letter supporting this development (The Capital, read on >

Capital LTE: “Tierney should reconsider position on adequate facilities bill”

I am a city resident, a life-long Annapolis resident and the father of a student in her first year at Hillsmere Elementary School. I graduated from Annapolis High and believe in our public schools. That’s why I am so concerned over the City Council’s delaying again and trying to defeat a reasonable school overcrowding bill. read on >