Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The consolidation of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund has created a huge leasing opportunity in the building located at at 1750 Forest Drive in Annapolis.
A large portion of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) building on Forest Drive is currently for lease, offering about 36,000 square feet of space. MAIF is an independent agency of the state of Maryland, tasked with providing automotive liability insurance for those unable to get it through private companies. The building has served as the agency's headquarters since the late 1970s, according to MAIF Executive Director Kent Krabbe. The left or western side of the single-story building is the space for lease. MAIF will still occupy the other side of the building, as well as the two-story, connecting building. "This business has contracted appreciably over five, six years or so and we've also reduced our staff levels through …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A 30-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding her bike on Spa Road Sunday afternoon.
A 30-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding her bike on Spa Road in front of Annapolis Middle School on Sunday afternoon. "My sister was flown to Shock Trauma and is going to take months to recuperate," Tim Callinan said. "She has three fractures and she's wearing a full body brace." Callinan's sister was riding her bike home from work at Wine Sellers of Annapolis on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. A car traveling westbound on Spa Road made a u-turn and struck Callinan's sister head on before speeding off, according to Anne Arundel County police. She was flown by helicopter to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. His sister was supposed to return to Ireland, …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
David Prosten, chairman of the Anne Arundel County Sierra Club, urges Annapolis residents to consider opposing the Crystal Springs and Quiet Waters developments.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Friends: 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 …
Friday, June 8, 2012
A 27-year-old woman suffered injuries Friday morning.
A motorist hit a 27-year-old woman at the corner of Forest Drive and Marda Lane just after 6 a.m. Friday, said city of Annapolis Fire Department spokesman Tony Spencer. Helicopter assistance was requested, but "because of the injuries and the time it would have taken for the helicopter arrive, the paramedics took her by ground transportation University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore," Spencer said. The extent and seriousness of her injuries is not known as this time.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Two separate accidents backed up traffic throughout the area on both Route 2 and Forest Drive on Monday morning.
Two separate car accidents Monday morning caused delays on area roads. The first happened at Maryland Route 2 and Tarragon Lane in Edgewater, around 7:30 a.m. As traffic from Aris T. Allen Boulevard attempted to merge onto Route 2, a backup formed just before 8 a.m. A pickup truck and a car were removed from the crash site in Edgewater. Shortly after that accident, another took place at Forest Drive and Spa Road in Annapolis—tying up traffic in all directions. It was cleared shortly after 8 a.m.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Plans for the proposed 180-acre, mixed-use development at the intersection of Forest Drive and Spa Road include enhanced environmental protections, officials said at a recent forum.
The Crystal Spring development along Forest Drive in Annapolis will leave 75 acres of the 180-acre property as open green space. That portion of the property will be placed in a conservation easement at the request of Janet K. Richardson-Pearson, the current property owner, officials associated with the development said. The Annapolis Economic Development Corp. hosted an open forum and question-and-answer session Wednesday. About 100 people attended. And Doug Lashley, president and chief executive officer of GreenVest, an Annapolis-based environmental firm, is working with the developers to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly development. He said the development offers the chance to improve the stormwater management systems …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Officials with the proposed 180-acre, mixed-use development at the intersection of Forest Drive and Spa Road updated the community on the latest plans.
Officials with the proposed Crystal Spring development along Forest Drive in Annapolis said the project is only months away from submitting plans to the city. And should the continuing care retirement community that would add about 500 homes to the area be approved, it would be a few years before construction started, they said. Jim Eagan, partner with Crystal Spring Development LLC, said they have been meeting with officials in the city planning department weekly and expect to submit plans to the planning commission in four to five weeks. A panel discussion Wednesday morning hosted by the Annapolis Economic Development Corp. featured officials associated with the development and attracted more than 100 people. Some of the main concerns …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Planning Commissioners again delayed a vote over a hotly contested development off Annapolis Neck Road.
A vote over the proposed residential complex near Quiet Waters Park was again shelved by city planning commissioners after lengthy discussion on Thursday. The Reserve at Quiet Waters is proposed on a 40-acre property along Annapolis Neck Road. The development is slated to include 158 residential units, scattered in an inverse S-curve, all adjacent to the north end of the county-owned Quiet Waters Park. The development’s proximity to the park and its potential impact on nearby Forest Drive have made it a sensitive issue for the Annapolis Planning Commission. “This is a damned difficult site,” said Commissioner James Urban. An alternate entrance or exit was originally proposed at the entrance to the park, which would have spit traffic out …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Crystal Spring is a retirement community with nearly 500 homes planned for 180 acres near Forest Drive and Spa Road.
While a traffic study is still on the way, the developers of a proposed $325 million development along Forest Drive said the traffic impact should be minimal. The project, Crystal Spring, is designed primarily as a retirement community and is expected to include nearly 500 homes, along with a grocery store, several stores and restaurants, among other amenities. Since most of the shops are self-contained, Andrew Bing, community spokesperson for Crystal Spring, said the development should not impede traffic flow. “We feel our project will capture a lot of traffic that would otherwise have to travel to Forest Drive,” he said. But residents on the Annapolis Neck Peninsula who must use the busy Forest Drive corridor daily are faced with a …
Friday, April 29, 2011
New program brings locally raised steaks to market near you.
When people think about the “local” food movement, they might think of growing vegetables in their own garden, or perhaps becoming a member of a food co-operative, or Community Sustained Agriculture (CSA), or shopping at the local vegetable stand or farmer's market. Still, most people think of the vegetable side of their diet—maybe eggs too, but mostly vegetables as the only real way to go local. Under a new program, the Southern Maryland Meats Program, consumers will now have the opportunity to purchase meat, including beef, lamb, and rabbit, grown in five Maryland counties—Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s. Locally, the locations to purchase the meat will be at My Butcher and More in the Clock Tower Plaza on …