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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 >

Capital LTE: “Providence Point Advertising: Buyer Beware”

Seniors in this area are being bombarded with mailings offering free lunches and full-page ads in The Capital promoting sales of units at the Crystal Spring site, now called the Village at Providence Point. For $1,000 down, seniors are guaranteed a choice of units that don’t exist but allegedly will be built by 2023. The developer’s sales read on >

Don’t be Misled by Developer’s Marketing Ploys–Crystal Spring Project Still Far From Approval

We have been hearing from many folks who are concerned after receiving promotional mailings like the one below from the Crystal Spring developer soliciting “priority” deposits from seniors.  They want to know if this means the project and its 351 living units have been approved by the city. DON’T BE FOOLED: THE DESTRUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT PLANS read on >

Conservation Easement Terms Still Not Settled for Crystal Spring Property

A threshold issue for citizens concerned about development of Crystal Spring is the prospect for future additional development on the property. They want assurance that if the Providence Point senior community project is ever approved, all other future development will be extinguished. A binding legal document must be agreed upon ensuring the land will be read on >

Crystal Spring Development Plans Grossly Fail to Meet Stormwater Pollution Laws

The control of polluted stormwater from the Crystal Spring development continues to be a major concern surrounding the proposed destruction of 30-acres of mature forest on a 35-acre footprint.  The development site for the senior community now called The Village at Providence Point flows directly into Crab Creek, which is already one of the two read on >