Capital LTE: “Crystal Spring developers should take community concerns seriously”

On March 23 I attended the first public meetings being held by Crystal Spring developers National Lutheran Communities & Services about its new plan. It is proposing to clear 27 acres of forest to build almost 400 senior residences. National Lutheran is using the name Providence Point in an attempt to separate itself from the read on >

Capital LTE: “New plan for Crystal Spring still drawing major concerns from citizens”

The Crystal Spring project has morphed into The Village at Providence Point but remains a totally unsuitable use of the few acres of forested land left on Forest Drive. I attended a March 23 briefing by the CEO of the National Lutheran Communities and Services, Larry Bradshaw, who attempted to explain to a restive crowd read on >

Capital LTE: “City can’t be expected to roll over for National Lutheran’s plans for Crystal Spring property”

Walter Vasquez’s letter (The Capital, April 12) revealed that he knows little about development but sure loves developers. He wrongly states that a property “can be developed in any way the owner sees fit.” Does he not know there are rules that protect us from having the proverbial pig farm built next door? Mr. Vasquez read on >

The Capital: “The legacy of Crystal Spring’s resistance continues”

By: Chase Cook, Capital Gazette reporter While the project’s size and scope may change, the resistance continues. At a public meeting hosted by the developer Thursday night, Annapolis residents continued to air grievances and concerns about a senior-living development along Forest Drive and Spa Road. That project is being proposed by National Lutheran Communities and read on >

Capital LTE: “On Crystal Spring site, we need to consider what’s best for everyone involved”

A new development plan has been proposed for the Crystal Spring site. The citizens of Annapolis and the surrounding community need to decide what they want to see happen on this piece of open, undeveloped farmland adjacent to the South River. There will be negative environmental impacts of every kind to the land, water and read on >

Capital LTE: “Whatever the name, the Crystal Spring plan remains a bad idea”

The column by John Frece (The Capital, March 8) was excellent in pointing out the major flaws in the proposed senior development at Crystal Spring. Like John and thousands of others, I must drive on Spa Road and onto Forest Drive every day. Like John, I ask that the mayor honor his pledge to stop read on >

Capital LTE: “Development at Crystal Spring poses threat to birds, other wildlife”

The column by John Frece on the development of Crystal Spring (“New Crystal Spring plan unacceptable,” The Capital, March 8) was one of the most compelling arguments I have seen regarding the environmental problems raised by the developer’s plans. The traffic congestion, pollutant loading and quality-of-life issues raised are reasons enough to abandon this development, read on >

Crystal Spring Development Update, March 2017

Many new details continue to emerge about the National Lutheran Communities and Services’ (NLCS) plan to develop a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) at Crystal Spring, which they are now calling Providence Point. While NLCS has said they will not formally submit their plan to the City until later this spring, they have published a sketch read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “New Crystal Spring plan unacceptable”

By: John Frece At the behest of Annapolis officials, Crystal Spring’s developers have changed the name of their development, but have not eliminated any of the major problems that made the original proposal so unacceptable. The new development, a senior living project called The Village at Providence Point, is still too large, would still cut read on >

Serious Problems with New Plan to Clear 27 Acres of Forest and Build 400 Senior Living Units on Part of Crystal Spring

On Tuesday, National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) announced they would be submitting a new Crystal Spring proposal to the City of Annapolis that includes only the senior-related development. While this plan eliminates the previously sought shopping center, large food store, hotel, and 130 non-age restricted homes, they are not guaranteeing that senior housing will read on >