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 >

The Capital: “New Village at Providence Point plan addresses forest conservation, traffic, stormwater issues; easement still contested”

By: Brooks DuBose, Capital Gazette reporter Developers of a proposed retirement community on Spa Road submitted a revised site design plan to Annapolis Planning and Zoning Monday that includes several compromises negotiated with an environmental group that has fought the development for years. However, the leaders of that group, Stop Crystal Spring, say the plans 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 >

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 >

CRYSTAL SPRING DEVELOPMENT PLANS DEAD IN THE WATER

It has been six months since the developers filed their most recent proposal with the City for their senior community, the Village at Providence Point, and once again they are back at square one. The City’s extensive review is still ongoing, but they have already requested substantial changes. The plans are nowhere near approval, and 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 >

Capital Gazette: “The Villages of Providence Point development proposes zero tree replanting. Here’s why.”

By: Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette reporter The Annapolis City Council in November passed a law to protect the city’s trees. For every tree cut own, a tree would have to be replanted. So, it’s come as a shock to some — including the law’s lead sponsor Alderman Rob Savidge — that the first planned development read on >