Tuesday: Menlo council to hear Louise Street appeal
Original post made on Mar 5, 2013
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on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:02 am
$5.5 million for a house on Santa Cruz Ave?!?!
Geez Louise! should be the new motto of the Louise St residents.
on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Greedy, selfish developers. Trying to make a few million bucks through converting public property to private use. He made a speculative bet that he could "move" that lot to a preferred address, and he's psychologically stuck thinking that he is due the money he thinks he can get for the private taking of public land.[Portion removed; disrespectful language.]
I hope the Louise St. neighbors raise enough money to convert the end of the street into a parklet. Redo the landscaping, put in a few benches or a picnic table (nice heavy concrete so it'll last).
MP and other towns need to grow some spine to stand up to these speculative developers. Spec houses are over-built, and the people who buy them have a false sense of superiority and entitlement because they're stupid enough to over-pay for a neighborhood. It really changes a neighborhood when the spec devs move in: snotty new people think they have more rights, just like this guy wanting $$$ from public property. A great neighborhood depends on a level of trust that gets interrupted when newbies think they're important. We're seeing this as the google, Facebook, etc. crowd move into our neighborhood. If they took a good look, they'd see that the old guys on the street did some pretty important stuff in their time, too.
The baloney about increasing property values is a distraction: if you love your house and neighborhood, price increases and decreases are irrelevant because you're staying, not moving.
on Mar 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm
Sorry Mr. Sinnott. Looks like you paid too much this time. As an architect you should know better. The system finally caught up with you.