The Capital: “We must save the forest to save the Chesapeake”

By: Gerald Winegrad, Capital Gazette Columnist The destruction of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem began more than 400 years ago with the clearing of forests and later, the filling and draining of wetlands. About 66% of our tidal and freshwater wetlands were destroyed, including thousands of acres drained with federal and state funds to create farmland. read on >

Capital LTE: “Providence Point must have adequate conservation easement”

Agreed that National Lutheran has done much to modify its proposal for Providence Point at Crystal Springs farm to comply with local requirements (The Capital, May 7). Since so much has been done to address the community’s concerns to preserve one of the last standing undisturbed woodlands on the South River, it would be unwise read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “Opposition to Providence Point remains despite progress”

By: Lauren Woodland, Communications Director, Stop Crystal Spring On May 4, National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) filed plans for their senior development at Crystal Spring known as The Village at Providence Point. The plans include 303 senior housing units and 48 health care suites, a chapel, recreation facility and new roads. The project would 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 >

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 >