Traffic Improvements Still Needed for Crystal Spring Development

As we wait for the City Planning and Zoning Department (P&Z) to finish its review of the January 22 filings for the Providence Point development at Crystal Spring, we continue to emphasize our four core issues of concern that have yet to be fully addressed. These include: Extending the parallel road through the development to 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Forest Drive Sector Study Could Be Useless if City Continues to Process Developments

This spring the City finally began work 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 in and affected read on >