Crystal Spring Annapolis - A New Concept in Retirement Living

Project Team

Crystal Spring Development LLC

Master Developers
Crystal Spring Development LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Affirmative Hillspoint LLC, which was formed in 2006 as a real estate development company specializing in the planning, development and financing of Continuing Care Retirement Communities ("CCRC's"). Projects developed by AHLLC combine the elements of luxury residential living, hospitality amenities and health care services in an environment often coupled with a mixed-use setting offering convenient, accessible retail shopping and other amenity services.

National Lutheran Communities & Services

Owner / Operator - The Village at Crystal Spring CCRC
Based in Rockville, Md., National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) is celebrating 120 years of serving seniors and their families as a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a serving agency of the Metropolitan Washington D.C., Virginia and Delaware-Maryland Synods. Other communities sponsored by NLCS include The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., a new planned Continuing Care Retirement Community which will offer 178 maintenance-free independent living cottage homes and apartments in its first phase of development along with home-based assisted living, memory care assisted living and nursing care options, and The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., which offers residential living, rehabilitation, respite and skilled long term nursing care. The 30-acre wooded campus in Rockville is currently undergoing a planned renovation which will introduce assisted living, assisted living memory care and home & community based services for residents. For more information, visit

Forest Drive LLC

Retail/Commercial Developer
Forest Drive, LLC is an Annapolis based organization, led by Alan Hyatt, that will be responsible for implementing the retail, office and residential components within the Crystal Spring community. Alan Hyatt is a member of the law firm of Hyatt & Weber, P.A. and heads the group’s land use counsel team. Mr. Hyatt has over 30 years of experience in local land use matters and has handled many significant projects in the Annapolis area. Another member, Gary Koch, is noted for the quality of his communities throughout Anne Arundel County.

Annapolis Landscape Architecture, LLC

Landscape Architects
Annapolis Landscape Architects, LLC (ALA) is a full-service landscape architectural firm located in the Mid-Atlantic Region, with a focus on Chesapeake Bay related environmental design. ALA provides landscape architectural services for commercial development as well as public, institutional and residential design projects. The team of landscape architects at ALA has extensive experience in park, parkway and streetscape design, historic landscape preservation, and landscape rehabilitation, urban infill, thematic resort design, master planning, multi-family and mixed-use development, campus planning (education and corporate), LEED standards and procedures, Critical Area program and guidelines, permitting issues, stormwater design, forest conservation planning, and site amenity design. ALA is enthusiastic about serving Annapolis and the Baltimore-Washington region by providing superior design services that explore and expand the boundaries of environmentally responsible design.

Erik Michelsen

Advisor, Environmental and Water Quality Matters
Mr. Michelsen has agreed to serve as a volunteer advisor and community liaison to the Crystal Spring project to review and provide guidance with regard to the project's potential environmental impacts and means to mitigate impacts. Mr. Michelsen is Executive Director of the South River Federation established in 1999 with the mission “to protect, restore and celebrate the South River and its interdependent living communities”. Together with other Crystal Spring engineering, landscape and environmental consultants, Mr. Michelsen will be a valuable resource to ensure that Crystal Spring is developed with a balance of development and environmental emphasis so as “to retain the natural features of the watershed that are currently vibrant and healthy, such as forests and wetlands that play important water quality and habitat functions”.


Environmental Consultant
GreenVest is a leader in ecological resource management, planning and development. GreenVest blends its financial, legal, tax, and real estate development experience with a focus on one goal: to create economic and environmental value in land currently underutilized orenvironmentally impaired.

The members and managers of GreenVest offer a combined 70 years of diverse financial, legal, engineering, real estate planning, and development expertise throughout the Mid Atlantic region. The company values its regulatory reputation and ability to achieve results and optimize the value of a property by utilizing the full range of private sector incentives and market mechanisms. GreenVest has a track record in helping shape the ecosystem asset market and smart growth policies that help to transform undesirable or impacted real estate into sustainable, environmentally preferred, and financially successful assets. For more information visit:

Herrmann Advertising Design/Communications

Brand & Website Development
Founded in 1979, Herrmann Advertising Design/Communications produces diverse marketing materials for a loyal client base in a broad array of industries including financial, real estate, health care and education, as well as a substantial portfolio of law firm clients.

Herrmann’s broad-based capabilities include brand and image development; advertising design and campaign execution; media planning, placement and management; websites; marketing collateral; and public relations. A significant portfolio and long-standing client relationships reflect a commitment to highquality creative work and superior account management.

Perkins Eastman

CCRC Project Architect
Perkins Eastman specializes in progressive and innovative design that exceeds client goals and enhances the human experience. Since its founding in 1981, Perkins Eastman has become a leading international architecture, urban design, and interior design firm offering programming, planning, design, strategic planning, and consulting services.

Our senior living group provides providers and operators with the latest solutions in planning and design, strategic visioning, board education, partnership development, program management, and post occupancy research. Our staff understands the complex strategic, financing, and planning issues facing our clients’ organizations, and we are experts at creating dynamic new buildings as well as working with existing buildings—managing phased replacement programs, responding to today’s technology, and upgrading interiors for appealing physical and social spaces. Our goal is to help our clients create residential care environments that support operations, promote healing, and increase comfort for residents, visitors, and staff.

Pitchford Associates, LLC

Pitchford Associates provides arboricultural and environmental consulting from its offices in Washington, D.C., and Charlottesville, VA. Pitchford Associates was established in 1997 by Keith Pitchford to provide consulting services to both residential and commercial clients. Services range from designing tree protection strategies for master plan communities and large-scale natural resource inventories, to individual tree risk assessments, valuations and appraisals for the builder, homeowner or engineer.

Pitchford Associates also provides a select range of insect and disease control services. Featured projects include consultations and related services for trees on the grounds of the White House grounds, U.S. Capitol, the Washington National Cathedral, Dumbarton Oaks, Tudor Place Historic Home and Garden, and many other important landscapes in the Washington metropolitan area. Recent tree protection projects include Phillips Park and 1801 Foxhall Road in the Wesley Heights area of Washington. For more information, please visit

Sawmill Marketing Public Relations

Community Relations/Press
Sawmill Marketing Public Relations is a PR firm and social media marketing communications agency established in 1995 specializing in the development and execution of marketing public relations programs as business development strategies for business-to-business, business-to-consumer and professional services clients. In addition to public relations, Sawmill will proactively engage the local community through individual and larger community meetings and seek input from the community throughout the project planning process. For additional information, visit


Retail Design/Master Planners/Brokerage
streetsense. is an integrated brokerage, design, marketing, and development company. Each member of our team is a creative strategist, and we work together to provide clients with insightful strategies and sustainable solutions for projects of all types and sizes. With extensive experience working on mixed-use developments across the nation, the firm was engaged to provide an array of real estate consulting services for Crystal Spring, including market analysis, urban planning, and retail merchandising.