You’re Invited: Planning Commission Work Session on Crystal Spring

Wednesday, September 26th, at 7pm, City Council Chambers

Next Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m., the City Planning Commission will hold a work session on the latest plans for the development of Crystal Spring (now called The Village at Providence Point). The new plans include a number of significant changes, including that only apartments and homes for seniors will be built along with a 48-suite health care center. The changes will be made public for the first time at this meeting and will include details on traffic, stormwater, forest clearing/replanting, and the extinguishment of all other development rights on the rest of the 179-acre property.

All interested members of the public are encouraged to attend, but please understand that we will not be permitted to speak or ask questions at this particular meeting as this is a work session. A new plan has not yet been formally filed with the City. This work session is being held because planning staff and the developers seek input from the Planning Commission on the draft plan. No decisions on the plan will be made at the work session by the City or Commission.

There will be other opportunities for you to express your opinions or ask questions if the City Planning and Zoning Office, in consort with other city agencies, approves any plans. Then, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and ultimately decide whether to approve the plans or not. Please be assured that leaders of our group have made our views known to the Mayor and Planning and Zoning staff, as well as the developers, and will be making information available on our positions to the Planning Commission in writing.

We ask that you please not display any signs or react openly during the work session as we do not want to antagonize the decision-makers. If you have questions afterward, please email us and we would be happy to provide answers.

The meeting next Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. will be held in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street. We hope to see you there!