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 >

ACTION NEEDED: Express Input on Legislative Items Before the City Council

Please help us by sending a note to the Mayor and Council through our website on these two legislative issues: 1. Oppose R-49-18 to Reduce the Fee-in-Lieu of Replanting: This legislation threatens our ability to make sure the Crystal Spring developers are forced to replant trees cleared acre for acre. On November 19, we helped 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 >