Capital LTE: “Decision on Annexation Resolution Should Be Easy”

What a laudable characteristic — the ability to admit having made a mistake and then make it right. The City Council is revisiting the annexation of Crystal Spring. The right thing to do is to rescind that portion of the annexation plan and exempt Crystal Spring forest. This is not a typical site. It is read on >

Capital Editorial: “Annapolis development will be an election issue in 2017”

By: Capital Gazette Editorial Board Legendary Annapolis real estate entrepreneur Lou Hyatt once observed when asked about traffic on Forest Drive that no one should expect to drive it at 50 mph, it is a city street and traffic is always going to be an issue. So it was no surprise Sunday when Alan Hyatt, read on >

The Capital: “Annapolis accepts part of Crystal Spring application”

By: Chase Cook, Capital Gazette reporter The city has accepted Crystal Spring’s Forest Stand Delineation, which sets the stage for developers to again initiate the formal application process for the project. However, developers aren’t sure when they might submit a new plan after recent actions by the City Council. The Department of Neighborhood and Environmental read on >

Capital LTE: “City gets a chance to undo some of its planning errors”

The Annapolis City Council recently introduced legislation to rewrite several annexation agreements signed by property owners over 10 years ago. The property owners have violated certain terms of their agreements and basically are pleading forgiveness. This property owners’ nightmare creates the city’s opportunity to rewrite history. For two decades Annapolis has encouraged property owners to read on >

Capital LTE: “The city has every right to stop processing development plans for Crystal Spring”

Chase Cook’s article regarding the Crystal Spring developers’ frustration at delays with city approvals (The Capital, June 13) left out some critical elements: •The violation of the 2005 annexation agreement noted in the City Council resolution notes that all existing dwellings had to connect to city water and sewer within 10 years. According to the read on >

Capital LTE: “A community that gridlocks after every accident on Forest Drive is already at capacity”

The accident on Forest Drive on May 26 and the resulting snarl was another reminder of how the Annapolis Neck is already at capacity and unsuited to any further large-scale development. We as residents need to ask why anyone would conclude that additional development along the peninsula is a good idea when it’s clear we read on >

The Capital: “Annapolis aims to review annexation agreements”

By: Chase Cook, Capital Gazette reporter Several resolutions were introduced Monday at the City Council meeting that would allow the city to revisit and redraft previous annexation agreements they believe have been breached, most notably the agreement linked to Crystal Spring. City attorneys assert these annexation agreements have been breached as the properties have not read on >

City Seemingly Prioritizes Development over Public Safety

On May 26, thousands of motorists were affected when once again Forest Drive came to a complete standstill after an accident. While the traffic on Forest Drive was bad enough, the accident caused a ripple effect leading to significant delays throughout the entire Annapolis area. As we’ve seen so many times before, the Annapolis Police read on >

Capital LTE: “Annapolis Neck can’t handle any more traffic”

Anyone foolish enough to think the Annapolis Neck Peninsula can absorb the many hundreds more cars generated by the proposed Crystal Spring and Rocky Gorge developments should experience the appalling, hours-long, daily jam at the insane Aris T. Allen, Chinquapin Round Road and Forest Drive intersection, and the associated side roads: They’ll find absolute gridlock read on >