Capital LTE: “Village at Providence Point is a model project”

The letter from Laura Townsend opposing The Village at Providence Point senior-only living facility is misguided on several key points. Instead of attacking former Sen. Winegrad, she should be praising his near decade of commitment to making this a model project. His tenacity turned a destructive sprawling development into a win-win for National Lutheran Communities 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >