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New Crystal Spring Development Plans Would Allow More Development After 20 Years

For the last several months, we have had productive discussions with the developers of The Village at Providence Point senior development proposed for the Crystal Spring property. We have come a long way toward a resolution of our four major objections (extinguishing all future development on remaining undeveloped land; stormwater; forest clearing/reforestation; and traffic), but read on >

The Capital: “New Village at Providence Point plan addresses forest conservation, traffic, stormwater issues; easement still contested”

By: Brooks DuBose, Capital Gazette reporter Developers of a proposed retirement community on Spa Road submitted a revised site design plan to Annapolis Planning and Zoning Monday that includes several compromises negotiated with an environmental group that has fought the development for years. However, the leaders of that group, Stop Crystal Spring, say the plans read on >

The Capital: “The bay is dying a death of a thousand cuts while policy makers fail to act”

By: Gerald Winegrad, Capital Columnist After 36 years, the Bay Program is at its nadir. Impeding recovery is a lack of political will to take the necessary regulatory steps to curb farm and development pollution. The cops on the beat are looking the other way as U.S. EPA not only is failing to enforce pollution read on >

Capital LTE: “Providence Point should stop soliciting seniors until plans are approved”

Like most seniors in this area, I am being bombarded with mailings offering a sales pitch and free Brunch by salespersons for The Village at Providence Point (formerly Crystal Spring). No mention of its “senior living” whereabouts, proposed on the overcrowded Forest Drive and Spa Road intersection. Wonder why? They are soliciting $1,000 deposits so read on >

You’re Invited: “Searching for the SOUL of Annapolis” with GAIN on February 13th

Dear Friends of Crystal Spring, Gerald Winegrad, our leader in our successful efforts (so far) to protect the forests, fields, and wetlands at Crystal Spring and save us from the traffic nightmare, will be giving a presentation at Seelos Hall at St. John Neumann Church (620 Bestgate Road) on Thursday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. for a project he read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “It’s time to fix Forest Drive, Anne Arundel’s most dangerous road”

By: Debbie Dillon, President, Eastport Civic Association It’s historic! Following the unanimous passage of a City Council resolution, agency representatives from the State of Maryland, Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis are meeting with designated citizens from each of the eight Annapolis wards to begin to coordinate ways to address planning and mobility read on >

Capital LTE: “Crystal Spring Developers seeking deposits for units that don’t exist”

Seniors have been receiving invitations from the National Lutheran sales team inviting us to lunch to hear about “the exciting new plans” for the development of The Village at Providence Point. The purpose is to convince us to put down a down payment of $1,000 for a priority to choose a unit in this project read on >

Capital LTE: “The ‘first’ in Providence Point”

“This is what FIRST feels like,” proclaimed the full-page ad promoting Providence Point, an environmentally damaging and congestion-producing retirement community once known as Crystal Spring (The Capital, Oct. 13). Do they mean first to feel what it is like to watch as towering trees are felled in the old-growth forest where the Lutheran church wants read on >