Letter to the Editor: Stop Development on Forest Drive

David Prosten, chairman of the Anne Arundel County Sierra Club, urges Annapolis residents to consider opposing the Crystal Springs and Quiet Waters developments.


Environmental and community groups across Annapolis are continuing to fight plans calling for the brutal overdevelopment of two areas along Forest Drive—developments that will decimate the city’s two remaining forests, while worsening even more our traffic and school overcrowding problems. 

We need your help! Even if you’ve acted on this issue before, please go to our new petition website and send letters to Mayor Cohen and other officials.

The developers are throwing every lawyer and flack they have into this fight, and we have to fight back with all we have: The voice of the voters.

After you’ve signed the petition, please consider one more step—Tweet this: @CohenJosh protect the city's 2 surviving forests;no more traffic, stop school overcrowding, honor the comp plan #TreesforTraffic #Annapolis.

Read more about the Quiet Waters development here:

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Melissa September 19, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I have tried to stay informed on what is going on but I cannot recall any information about how this would impact the schools in the area. The elementary school that these communities would feed into is Hillsmere Elementary and that is (as of this comment) 70 students over max capacity. And HIllsmere is not even slated to be DISCUSSED for renovation or expanision until 2016. Where would these kids go?
nichole sampson September 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Trailer park schools developments
Nicole DeLuca September 24, 2012 at 06:19 PM
This is a senior community. Elementary school capasity is a mute point.
JamesRich December 04, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Crystal Springs Farm Development is not just a senior community. 129 non-age restricted town homes are planned on the property. These town homes are what will affect the schools that are already overcapacity. This is a massive development consisting of 500 residences and 200,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. Don't let the developers fool you. This is not an integrated senior community. It is really two separate projects connected by a road. In addition to the environmental devastation, traffic, schools, and downtown businesses will be affected negatively and significantly.


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