Wednesday, May 29, 2024

You Can’t Always Get What You Want


My neighbors and I have been fighting an horrendous proposed home project, and there are days that I just can’t think about what it will do to our neighborhood. So, I work in my yard. I am worried about my neighbors not getting enough sun to work in their own gardens when two story homes are built 10 feet from their back walls. We have single story homes

The rest of the project is 3 story homes and some have roof top decks on the 4th floor. The developer referred to Eichler homes as being similar in style. Crazy talk. 

This is part of the Small Lot Subdivision Guidelines and the developer failed to meet this first one

Also there are no sidewalks or pathways. No driveways. Just streets and parking

Funny thing, the project was denied by the first two entities 

Last night the City Council voted unanimously to approve this project. We left at 11:30pm. I am not happy. But, what gives me a glimmer of hope is that some of these people will be up for re-election in November. 

Such a sham on so many levels. The developer didn’t follow the guidelines, yet approved. Did the Council read the guidelines? Then there are the scare tactics, which are red flags. They chose money over our 39 neighbors homes, over our way of life, over us reading the Guidelines, Municipal Codes, and they just didn’t care what we discovered. We were the enemy, because we could read and research and get packets on people’s doorsteps, people in those seats, expensive, hard work, and putting portions of our life on hold. I felt like it at all been decided before we even got to the meeting. My Slice of Old Town Charm has been squashed with a gavel. 

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