Capital LTE: “Annapolis needs to replace its ineffective Adequate Facilities Ordinance”

For far too long, city officials have willingly overlooked school overcrowding in favor of allowing more overdevelopment, which is why I was happy to hear the City Council is considering legislation to strengthen the law that restricts development when our schools can no longer accommodate new students. In 2016, the city passed a useless Adequate read on >

Please Support O-8-18 City School Overcrowding Ordinance!

The City Council is currently considering Ordinance O-8-18, which would strengthen the City’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) as it applies to schools. We are asking residents to please support this important legislation with the two amendments described below. Residents have one final opportunity to provide public input on the legislation at the City Council read on >

Capital LTE: “City needs to strengthen its Adequate Public Facilities law”

We are parents of school-age children and residents of Hunt Meadow. Our mayor and several aldermen made campaign pledges regarding Crystal Spring and responsible development. We especially hope to see action soon on their promise to strengthen the city’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, which restricts development when schools are overcrowded and can no longer accommodate read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “Annapolis mayor, alderman must keep promises on Crystal Spring, development”

With the New Year upon us and with the passage of one month since the newly elected mayor and City Council were sworn into office, it is time for them to take action on their campaign pledges on development issues, particularly Crystal Spring. Mayor Gavin Buckley and five of the eight aldermen pledged in a read on >

Capital LTE: “Destroying forest for Crystal Spring development makes no sense”

As an environmental science teacher, I need an explanation on how current and prospective city leaders could believe that allowing 40 acres of mature forest — and cumulatively much more in the area — to be cleared at Crystal Spring, and adding impervious surfaces, can protect our rivers and bay. As we try to restore read on >

Projected Plans for Crystal Spring Senior Housing Larger and More Costly Than Ever

Last week, Crystal Spring developers, National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS), held a series of informational sessions for prospective buyers. This was the first public outreach since the City rejected their July 25 filings of development plans for the Crystal Spring and Mas Que Farm properties. The City sent back the plans on August 11 read on >


Before you vote in the City election on Tuesday, November 7th, please take a moment to learn where the candidates stand on the development of Crystal Spring, as well as protecting our forests from development and our schools from overcrowding. This questionnaire was submitted to all candidates for mayor and aldermen and consisted of four read on >

Capital LTE: “Development on the ballot in 2017”

Your editorial (The Capital, June 21) very succinctly laid out what will certainly be the major concern in next year’s city election campaign: the wisdom, desirability of or opposition to further development in and adjacent to Annapolis; with its added housing, businesses, employment, traffic, school crowding, pollution and removal of natural surroundings. You cited the read on >

Capital Editorial: “Annapolis development will be an election issue in 2017”

By: Capital Gazette Editorial Board Legendary Annapolis real estate entrepreneur Lou Hyatt once observed when asked about traffic on Forest Drive that no one should expect to drive it at 50 mph, it is a city street and traffic is always going to be an issue. So it was no surprise Sunday when Alan Hyatt, read on >