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 >

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 >

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: Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development

Please join us for a Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development on Tuesday, October 23, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Bay Ridge Christian Church (1071 Bay Ridge Road). We are honored to partner with the Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation as one of fifteen sponsor organizations for this important night. This is a read on >

Please Support O-27-18 No Net Loss of Forest Ordinance!

The City Council is currently considering Ordinance O-27-18, which would establish a true no net loss of forest requirement on developments in the City. It will require developers to replace any forest they remove on an acre-to-acre basis. This is necessary in order for the City to honor the Annapolis Comprehensive Plan, achieve the tree 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 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 >