Join with your Annapolis friends and neighbors next Saturday morning as we gather once again to wave signs on Forest Drive. The mission: to show our concern over the proposed 111-acre mega-development Crystal Spring and the impact it will have on our city’s environment, traffic and schools.
Some 50 to 75 of us participated in a similar event last December; let’s double that number on Saturday and send an even stronger message to the developers and our soon-to-be-elected city officials that enough is enough! We don’t need a forest destroyed only to be replaced with yet another shopping center, 500+more living units and an 80-room hotel and spa.
We’ll wave signs on Forest Drive, between Spa Road and Hilltop Lane, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Sept. 28. Bring a sign reflecting your concerns about the development. Bring your children, your dogs, your imagination. Let’s show Democracy in action. Help us stand up for the environment, against more traffic and even more overcrowded schools. For further information on Crystal Spring visit http://www.crystalspringfacts.com/
Last eve was a smashing success!! 300 people attended!! People almost out the door!!
We are very very happy.
There is an article in the Capital that will tell you more!
Several hundred people filled an Annapolis church to standing-room-only on Wednesday night to discuss the proposed Crystal Spring development.
The project along Forest Drive on the edge of the city would include 540 housing units — most for seniors — as well as retail stores, an inn and an arts center. Though it’s in preliminary approval stages, the project has drawn strong opposition from Annapolis-area residents who have concerns about how it would affect traffic, schools and the environment…
If you have time please come to the mass community meeting Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:00PM at the Bay Ridge Christian Church, 1071 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis to learn more about the Crystal Spring development and its impacts. The more people show up the better.
Check out the Mayor’s campaign speech from 2009. At about 2:00 he says that protecting our environment is one of his main goals and that we will be holding projects (private and public) to the highest environmental standards.
A little later he talks about new developments like malls and shopping centers bordering Annapolis that has led to vacant store fronts downtown.
Seems that the planned development at Crystal Spring Farms is not in line with these comments.
“Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got Till it's gone They paved paradise And put up a parking lot”- Joni Mitchell