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 >

Judge remands Providence Point case, accuses Annapolis Planning Commission of botching its written decision

By: Rebecca Ritzel, Capital Gazette reporter A long-planned Annapolis retirement community hit yet another roadblock Wednesday when a judge ruled the city Planning Commission’s decision to grant a variance for the project was so poorly written, the case must return to the commission for another review. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Mark Crooks chose to read on >

UPDATE: JUDGE SENDS PROVIDENCE POINT PROJECT BACK TO PLANNING COMMISSION

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 >

The Capital: “Why Providence Point is a model project”

By: Gerald Winegrad, Capital Gazette Columnist In February, after more than a decade of battle, the Annapolis Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve plans for a senior-only project on the 176-acre site known as Crystal Spring/Mas Que Farm after five lengthy public hearings For a decade, a group I led vigorously opposed six iterations 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 >

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 >

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 >