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CITY SUED OVER APPROVAL OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND SENIOR PROJECT

We at Concerned Citizens for Proper Land Use/Stop Crystal Spring, including nearly all of the local area’s top environmentalists, have succeeded in blocking any development of the 176 acre site for more than a decade. This occurred only after spending countless hours and raising funds to fight the massive development first proposed. Most recently, working read on >

Annapolis environmental group appeals Providence Point development

By: Brooks DuBose, Capital Gazette reporter An Annapolis environmental group is appealing a plan to turn part of a heavily forested property off Forest Drive into a retirement community. Crab Creek Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental organization, announced it had appealed a decision by the Annapolis Planning Commission to approve the development of The Villages of read on >

February 13 Written Comments to Planning Commission

Please see below for the our most recent written comments submitted to the Planning Commission on February 13, 2022 with several signatories supporting our earlier statements from December. CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR PROPER LAND USE, INC. 1328 Washington Drive Annapolis, MD 21403 410-280-8956  gwwabc@comcast.net TO:               Planning Commissioners   CC:               Michael Mallinoff, Director, Department of  read on >

The Capital: “Crystal Spring compromise a model for future land-use battles”

By: Gerald Winegrad, Capital Gazette Columnist Plans for a senior living project at the 176-acre site known as Crystal Spring have been approved by the Annapolis Planning Commission, the last step in the city process. This only occurred after an intensive 13-year uncivil war with withering citizen opposition to previous plans. Mayors were elected and read on >

Planning Commission Meetings on TVPP Dates and Details

After a decade of battle over the development of Crystal Spring, revised filings by National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) have met the 4 major concerns of our group, Concerned Citizens for Proper Land Use, Inc. These concerns focused on traffic, forest conservation, stormwater management, and extinguishment of all development rights other than the senior read on >

Project Nears Approval After Meeting All Our Concerns

After a decade of battle over the development of the 175 acre Crystal Spring site, we are on the cusp of a major land use agreement as the developers of The Village at Providence Point (TVPP) have honored all of our terms for withdrawing our objections. City Planning and Zoning is incorporating these terms in read on >

Success is Near!

Success is near in resolving our four major concerns on traffic, forest conservation, stormwater management, and extinguishment of all development rights other than the senior only community. We have negotiated major concessions by the developer that would make this a model project.  The traffic plans are comprehensive and actually may improve traffic flows. Note that since TVPP read on >

Local Leaders Lend Support to Concerned Citizens for Proper Land Use Position on New Plans

The following leaders have approved of the terms for withdrawal of objections to the project should the City adopt all the developer’s commitments as part of any approval of the project. Click here to read the commitment letter. Note: this list will be updated as new names are added. Parris Glendening, former Governor and father read on >

The Capital: “Latest Providence Point plan compromises on traffic, future development for Annapolis retirement community”

A long-planned and often fought-over proposal for an Annapolis retirement community along Forest Drive could finally be on its way to approval. Developers submitted plans offering compromises on four key areas of concerns raised by an opposition group, including traffic, forest conservation, stormwater management and future development.ADVERTISING On Thursday, National Lutheran Communities and Services submitted read on >