Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Mark Crooks is throwing water on the Annapolis Planning Commission and its attorneys for failing to issue a competently written decision allowing Providence Point to Develop 20 + acres of woodland near Crab Creek. Frederick, Maryland-based National Lutheran Communities and Services plans to build a 350-bed facility off of Forest Road and Crystal Springs Farm Road. But after the judge, according to the Capital, delivered his opinion orally from the bench Wednesday, and also allowed virtual attendance. In a colorful, 45-minute statement, he criticized the city’s Planning Commission and its attorneys for failing to issue a competently written decision. He said that it seemed copy-pasted from the application provided by the developers. The judge ruled, to the pater, that the city Planning Commission’s decision to grant a variance for the project was so poorly written the case must return to the commission for another review. He also praised the conservationists who did a better job of arguing their case to preserve the acres of old forest growth.
This past March, the National Lutheran Communities issued the following statement.
THE VILLAGE AT PROVIDENCE POINT RECEIVES PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL
March 2, 2022
On February 17, The City of Annapolis’s Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the planned-unit development application for The Village at Providence Point—A National Lutheran Community (Providence Point).
After five rounds of public hearings and more than a decade of work, Providence Point is on its way to becoming the newest continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Annapolis, Maryland. Located at the intersection of Spa Road and Forest Drive, Providence Point is slated to include 272 independent living apartments and 30 cottages, along with 48 health care suites.
“It is time for us to celebrate this major milestone and begin our next chapter,” NLCS’ President & CEO Cyndi Walters said. “This would not have been possible without the unwavering support of future residents and our incredibly dedicated staff and project team.”
The project first began in 2011 under the helm of NLCS’ former President & CEO Larry Bradshaw, who retired in August 2021, but has continued to spearhead Providence Point as an advisor.
“While this has been a challenging journey, we always believed in this vision for Providence Point and how it will serve older adults and the greater Annapolis community,” Bradshaw said. “This has finally become a reality because of the collaboration between our project team, the City of Annapolis and community members.”
To learn more about The Village at Providence Point contact Sales Director Chill Hotchkiss at 410-314-4400 or stop by and visit the newly opened sales center and model at 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway, Suite 310, Annapolis.