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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 >

Ensuring No Net Loss of Forest at Crystal Spring

Since the inception of plans for the development of Crystal Spring, the destruction of 30-40 acres of mature, protected forest has been a pivotal issue of concern to residents of the area. National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) filed plans with the City of Annapolis on January 22, 2019 to build 303 senior homes and read on >

County Executive Reneges on Campaign Promise to Stop Forest Destruction

Questions have been raised about County Executive Pittman’s just introduced ordinance regarding forest conservation. This legislation is a disappointment as it falls way short of stopping the loss of forest in the county from development. Please don’t be fooled by this plan and the hype associated with it. While it will not affect Crystal Spring read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “Steuart Pittman’s half measure won’t stop Anne Arundel forest loss”

By: Gerald Winegrad County Executive Steuart Pittman proposed legislation this week to deal with the staggering loss of forest in Anne Arundel County. His administration has discovered that the pro-development posture of county officials over the years, propped up by huge campaign contributions by developers has led to a significant loss of forest cover — read on >

Traffic Improvements Still Needed for Crystal Spring Development

As we wait for the City Planning and Zoning Department (P&Z) to finish its review of the January 22 filings for the Providence Point development at Crystal Spring, we continue to emphasize our four core issues of concern that have yet to be fully addressed. These include: Extending the parallel road through the development to read on >

Capital LTE: “Getting it right on Providence Point”

Larry Bradshaw’s letter defending his development plans for Crystal Spring distorts the harsh reality: Plans submitted for this 351-unit project failed to meet basic environmental requirements under city laws (The Capital, Aug. 7). The January filings came months after the city enacted requirements for 100% reforestation of the 30-acres of mature forest they plan to read on >

Capital LTE: “Providence Point’s pledges mean nothing”

The headline about the development of Crystal Spring (aka the Village at Providence Point) incorrectly summarized the serious shortcomings of the latest plans (The Capital, July 26). City planners did not direct “more trees” as the headline asserts. Rather, the developers were directed to destroy less forest that the 30 acres planned. And, the city read on >