On January 26, Circuit Court Judge Mark Crooks dismissed technical claims by a small group of people trying to block all development on the 176-acre Crystal Spring site. This means, absent an appeal to a state appellate court within 30 days, The Village at Providence Point may proceed with all the improvements we fought for over 13 years.  Given read on >

The Capital: “Victory delayed in epic land-use battle over Crystal Spring in Annapolis”

By: Gerald Winegrad, Capital Gazette Columnist The land-use war over the 176-acre site known as Crystal Spring has raged since 2010. My direct engagement as the co-leader of the resistance to the plan for a sprawling, massive development began in January 2013. I knew from experience this would be a quagmire and, that once I read on >

City Sued Again Over Approval of Model Senior Living Project

During more than a decade of battle over the future of the 176-acre tract known as Crystal Spring, our group, Citizens for Proper Land Use, Inc., has spent countless hours blocking proposed large-scale developments at this site. The original plan would have destroyed 49 forested acres with only 4 acres replanted while building a massive, read on >


In response to an appeal filed last spring by a small group of opponents after the Planning Commission approved the Village at Providence Point, a county circuit court judge sent the project back to the planning commission for further review. On January 11, the judge ruled that the Planning Commission did not include enough “independent reasoning” read on >


We at Concerned Citizens for Proper Land Use/Stop Crystal Spring, including nearly all of the local area’s top environmentalists, have succeeded in blocking any development of the 176 acre site for more than a decade. This occurred only after spending countless hours and raising funds to fight the massive development first proposed. Most recently, working read on >

February 13 Written Comments to Planning Commission

Please see below for the our most recent written comments submitted to the Planning Commission on February 13, 2022 with several signatories supporting our earlier statements from December. CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR PROPER LAND USE, INC. 1328 Washington Drive Annapolis, MD 21403 410-280-8956  gwwabc@comcast.net TO:               Planning Commissioners   CC:               Michael Mallinoff, Director, Department of  read on >

Planning Commission Meetings on TVPP Dates and Details

After a decade of battle over the development of Crystal Spring, revised filings by National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) have met the 4 major concerns of our group, Concerned Citizens for Proper Land Use, Inc. These concerns focused on traffic, forest conservation, stormwater management, and extinguishment of all development rights other than the senior read on >

Project Nears Approval After Meeting All Our Concerns

After a decade of battle over the development of the 175 acre Crystal Spring site, we are on the cusp of a major land use agreement as the developers of The Village at Providence Point (TVPP) have honored all of our terms for withdrawing our objections. City Planning and Zoning is incorporating these terms in read on >

Success is Near!

Success is near in resolving our four major concerns on traffic, forest conservation, stormwater management, and extinguishment of all development rights other than the senior only community. We have negotiated major concessions by the developer that would make this a model project.  The traffic plans are comprehensive and actually may improve traffic flows. Note that since TVPP read on >

Local Leaders Lend Support to Concerned Citizens for Proper Land Use Position on New Plans

The following leaders have approved of the terms for withdrawal of objections to the project should the City adopt all the developer’s commitments as part of any approval of the project. Click here to read the commitment letter. Note: this list will be updated as new names are added. Parris Glendening, former Governor and father read on >