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July 2, 2021
National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) filed an amended planned unit development application with the City of Annapolis on July 1, 2021, for its proposed continuing care retirement community The Village at Providence Point—A National Lutheran Community. This submittal, which includes a forest conservation plan, a subdivision plan and site plan, amends the previous May 2020 filing. This recent filing is a response to collaborative feedback from the City of Annapolis and Annapolis community members.
“We have continued to champion this project because we believe so deeply in the benefits it will bring to both older adults and the greater Annapolis community. This revised plan continues to reflect the collegial nature we have developed with the Annapolis community and the City of Annapolis,” NLCS’ President & CEO Larry Bradshaw said. “This submission further refines and resolves the four areas of concern individuals previously expressed with traffic, forest conservation, stormwater management, and the conservation easement.”
The Village at Providence Point intends to purchase 52.5 acres of the 175-acre site, with a footprint of 30 acres and clear approximately 27 acres. The June filing addresses one-to-one onsite reforestation, traffic mitigation to improve existing traffic conditions, and exceeds the 125% stormwater management requirements onsite, as well as extinguishes future development rights on the remaining land. Combining conservation and reforestation efforts, the project will protect approximately 124 forested acres and incorporate nearly 62,000 square feet of green roofs and 79 micro-bioretention facilities.
“We also remain committed to the stream restoration for an outfall channel along Spa Road near Annapolis Middle School, as well as building out Skippers Lane within the property’s boundaries,” Bradshaw said. “Further, we will provide an additional six-figure contribution to extend Skippers Lane to the west of the property (contingent upon the City undertaking the design and construction of this link and cooperation of all affected property owners), furthering the relief road concept referenced in the City’s Comprehensive Plan.”
Located at the intersection of Forest Drive and Spa Road, The Village at Providence Point will offer a variety of residences and health care options for individuals 60+. The master plan of the project is slated to include 272 independent living apartments, 30 cottages, and 48 health care suites. To learn more details and see the latest site rendering, visit www.thevillageatprovidencepoint.org/development-faqs.