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 >

Capital LTE: “Providence Point’s pledges mean nothing”

The headline about the development of Crystal Spring (aka the Village at Providence Point) incorrectly summarized the serious shortcomings of the latest plans (The Capital, July 26). City planners did not direct “more trees” as the headline asserts. Rather, the developers were directed to destroy less forest that the 30 acres planned. And, the city read on >

The Capital: “Annapolis Planners to Providence Point: More Trees”

By: Naomi Harris, Capital Gazette reporter Annapolis city planners have sent back initial plans for a proposed senior living development on Forest Drive with 50 requests for changes or revisions, the first response to the plan since it was submitted earlier this year. The five pages of notes on the Village at Providence Point focus read on >

Stop Crystal Spring Takes Action to Appeal Department of Aging Approval

On March 15, we appealed the decision of the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) that wrongfully approved the economic viability of a yet-to-be-approved (by the City of Annapolis) senior living development plan at Crystal Spring, now called The Village at Providence Point. Two appellants living adjacent to the property joined us in contesting this decision. read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “Providence Point is in for an unnecessary fight”

By: John Frece It is hard to overstate how disappointed and betrayed those of us who have worked to improve the proposed Providence Point development feel after the developers’ uncaring refusal to make any of the important changes we suggested. We foolishly thought they were operating in good faith, only to see a submission to read on >

You’re Invited: Planning Commission Work Session on Crystal Spring

Next Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m., the City Planning Commission will hold a work session on the latest plans for the development of Crystal Spring (now called The Village at Providence Point). The new plans include a number of significant changes, including that only apartments and homes for seniors will be built along with read on >

New Map Shows Alarming Amount of New Development Planned on Forest Drive Corridor

Please see the new map below based on updated figures from the City of Annapolis Planning and Zoning Department showing over 1,000 new housing units and 215,000 sq. ft. of new commercial space planned for or under construction along the already crowded Forest Drive corridor. Even worse, it looks like this is just the start read on >

Comments on Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study

For over a year now, the City has been working on a Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study, which will use extensive citizen input to develop guidelines that will determine future zoning and development in this overcrowded corridor. The Sector Study is to be a mirror image of the expressed concerns and desires of the communities interested read on >

Forest Drive Sector Study Could Be Useless if City Continues to Process Developments

This spring the City finally began work on a Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study, which will use extensive citizen input to develop guidelines that will determine future zoning and development in this overcrowded corridor. The Sector Study is to be a mirror image of the expressed concerns and desires of the communities interested in and affected 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 >