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 >

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 >