Your action is STILL needed to protect Annapolis forests!
The 111-acre Crystal Spring development at Forest Drive and
Spa Road continues to bully its way ahead. It's simply too large and too
destructive of the environment and of the city's quality of life. And
it’s the stalking horse for another dozen development proposals are in the
pipeline that would bring total development on the Annapolis Neck Peninsula to
nearly 1,200 NEW residences and 250,000 square feet of new commercial and
The Crystal Spring development is the stalking horse for all
of this activity.
is allowing the weakest possible interpretation of the state's 23-year-old
Forest Conservation Act, under which the city has the authority to limit forest
and wetland destruction. It ignores the Comprehensive Plan, which specifies the
amount of construction allowed.
Property owners have
a right to develop, but only within the confines of the law. The city has a
moral and legal obligation to the people of Annapolis to enforce our laws and
protect our environment at the same time. We, citizens of the Annapolis area,
are asking the mayor of Annapolis, Mike
Pantelides, to forcefully follow through on his repeated campaign pledges to
use his full authority, and that of the City, to reject the Crystal Spring
development and all the environmental damage, worsened traffic congestion and
even more overcrowded schools it would bring.
We ask for a temporary hold on new construction until, at a minimum, the
area’s (documented!) over-capacity roads and schools can handle the new demands
that development would
This message will be sent to Mayor of
Annapolis Mike Pantelides.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]