As you may know, the Crystal Spring area is slated for a huge residential commercial and townhouse development. You may have seen the banner headline in The Capital Friday, January 16 reporting on a hearing before a City Council committee on Crystal Spring. Contrary to the headline and suggestions in the story, the City has NOT accepted the developer's latest plans for Crystal Spring.
A Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Program staffer did report to the two City Councilmen attending that the developer appears to have met some state technical requirements for forest conservation. What they failed to mention, however, was that the plan was far short of gaining approval.