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 >


Crystal Spring developers National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) will hold a public meeting on January 3 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church (1120 Spa Road). Since their last formal plan was rejected by the City in August 2017, National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS), has been meeting with city planning staff and 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 >

City Rejects Development Plans for Crystal Spring

On August 11, all of the voluminous filings and plans to develop the Crystal Spring and Mas Que Farm properties were sent back to the developers and owners for major revisions before the City would even process the woefully inadequate plans. The Office of Planning and Zoning cited numerous and substantial “deficiencies in the applications read on >

The Capital: “Annapolis returns Providence Point application as incomplete”

By: Chase Cook, Capital Gazette reporter Applications for an age-restricted living project were rejected Thursday by Annapolis planning officials for being “inconsistent, incomplete, lacking analysis and detail.” The Village at Providence Point project, proposed by the National Lutheran Communities and Services, would have brought 355 independent living, 18 cottages, five duplexes and 48 health care read on >

Capital op-ed: Reject latest Crystal Spring development plans

By: Gerald Winegrad After nearly five years of involvement in the battle to save the forests, fields and wetlands at Crystal Spring from a massive development, I was hopeful a sound plan could be worked out when the Connecticut developers gave up and departed. But my hopes were dashed upon examining the plans submitted recently read on >

Crystal Spring Opponents Urge City to Reject NLCS Development and Forest Conservation Plans

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 25, 2017) – Today, the leadership and supporters of Stop Crystal Spring urged the City of Annapolis Planning and Zoning Department to reject without further review a plan filed by Crystal Spring developers, citing their use of an outdated Forest Stand Delineation, in addition to numerous unresolved issues raised related to traffic read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “New Crystal Spring plan unacceptable”

By: John Frece At the behest of Annapolis officials, Crystal Spring’s developers have changed the name of their development, but have not eliminated any of the major problems that made the original proposal so unacceptable. The new development, a senior living project called The Village at Providence Point, is still too large, would still cut read on >

Serious Problems with New Plan to Clear 27 Acres of Forest and Build 400 Senior Living Units on Part of Crystal Spring

On Tuesday, National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) announced they would be submitting a new Crystal Spring proposal to the City of Annapolis that includes only the senior-related development. While this plan eliminates the previously sought shopping center, large food store, hotel, and 130 non-age restricted homes, they are not guaranteeing that senior housing will read on >