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 >

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 >

Projected Plans for Crystal Spring Senior Housing Larger and More Costly Than Ever

Last week, Crystal Spring developers, National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS), held a series of informational sessions for prospective buyers. This was the first public outreach since the City rejected their July 25 filings of development plans for the Crystal Spring and Mas Que Farm properties. The City sent back the plans on August 11 read on >

Capital LTE: “Crystal Spring’s few proponents distort the issues”

My family and I must travel past Crystal Spring and Mas Que Farm daily and will be directly affected by the development of these properties. With all of the back and forth, I’ve noticed a common deceptive thread within the small minority favoring development: Any reference to Crystal Spring is avoided, as if the developers’ 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 >

Capital LTE: “Additional development planned beyond senior community”

As a resident of the city and the neighboring ward, I object to Walter Vasquez’s guest column (The Capital, Aug. 14). Mr. Vasquez ignores significant issues with the Providence Point at Crystal Spring project. This is not the only development planned for the property. The subdivision plan submitted on July 25 calls for additional development 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 >

Capital LTE: “Seniors DO drive”

I read with interest reports on the March meeting at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church on the Village at Providence Point proposal, conducted by Larry Bradshaw, particularly his comments that “residents in their mid-70s, typically, don’t drive.” Next month I will turn 77. My wife is not far behind. We own two cars. One was purchased read on >