STOP CRYSTAL SPRING TAKES ACTION TO APPEAL DEPARTMENT OF AGING APPROVAL

On March 15, we appealed the decision of the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) that wrongfully approved the economic viability of a yet-to-be-approved (by the City of Annapolis) senior living development plan at Crystal Spring, now called The Village at Providence Point. Two appellants living adjacent to the property joined us in contesting this decision. read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “Providence Point is in for an unnecessary fight”

By: John Frece It is hard to overstate how disappointed and betrayed those of us who have worked to improve the proposed Providence Point development feel after the developers’ uncaring refusal to make any of the important changes we suggested. We foolishly thought they were operating in good faith, only to see a submission to read on >

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 >

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 >

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 >

JANUARY 3 – PUBLIC MEETING ON NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANS

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 >