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 >

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 >

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 >

The Capital: “Annapolis Planners to Providence Point: More Trees”

By: Naomi Harris, Capital Gazette reporter Annapolis city planners have sent back initial plans for a proposed senior living development on Forest Drive with 50 requests for changes or revisions, the first response to the plan since it was submitted earlier this year. The five pages of notes on the Village at Providence Point focus read on >