New Crystal Spring Development Plans Would Allow More Development After 20 Years

For the last several months, we have had productive discussions with the developers of The Village at Providence Point senior development proposed for the Crystal Spring property. We have come a long way toward a resolution of our four major objections (extinguishing all future development on remaining undeveloped land; stormwater; forest clearing/reforestation; and traffic), but read on >

You’re Invited: “Searching for the SOUL of Annapolis” with GAIN on February 13th

Dear Friends of Crystal Spring, Gerald Winegrad, our leader in our successful efforts (so far) to protect the forests, fields, and wetlands at Crystal Spring and save us from the traffic nightmare, will be giving a presentation at Seelos Hall at St. John Neumann Church (620 Bestgate Road) on Thursday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. for a project he read on >

Don’t be Misled by Developer’s Marketing Ploys–Crystal Spring Project Still Far From Approval

We have been hearing from many folks who are concerned after receiving promotional mailings like the one below from the Crystal Spring developer soliciting “priority” deposits from seniors.  They want to know if this means the project and its 351 living units have been approved by the city. DON’T BE FOOLED: THE DESTRUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT PLANS read on >

Conservation Easement Terms Still Not Settled for Crystal Spring Property

A threshold issue for citizens concerned about development of Crystal Spring is the prospect for future additional development on the property. They want assurance that if the Providence Point senior community project is ever approved, all other future development will be extinguished. A binding legal document must be agreed upon ensuring the land will be read on >

Crystal Spring Development Plans Grossly Fail to Meet Stormwater Pollution Laws

The control of polluted stormwater from the Crystal Spring development continues to be a major concern surrounding the proposed destruction of 30-acres of mature forest on a 35-acre footprint.  The development site for the senior community now called The Village at Providence Point flows directly into Crab Creek, which is already one of the two read on >

Ensuring No Net Loss of Forest at Crystal Spring

Since the inception of plans for the development of Crystal Spring, the destruction of 30-40 acres of mature, protected forest has been a pivotal issue of concern to residents of the area. National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) filed plans with the City of Annapolis on January 22, 2019 to build 303 senior homes and read on >

County Executive Reneges on Campaign Promise to Stop Forest Destruction

Questions have been raised about County Executive Pittman’s just introduced ordinance regarding forest conservation. This legislation is a disappointment as it falls way short of stopping the loss of forest in the county from development. Please don’t be fooled by this plan and the hype associated with it. While it will not affect Crystal Spring read on >

Traffic Improvements Still Needed for Crystal Spring Development

As we wait for the City Planning and Zoning Department (P&Z) to finish its review of the January 22 filings for the Providence Point development at Crystal Spring, we continue to emphasize our four core issues of concern that have yet to be fully addressed. These include: Extending the parallel road through the development to read on >