The City has issued a 120-day delay on a demolition permit for a nearly 4,000-square-foot Beaumont-Wilshire single-family residence. The order was originally issued for the house at 3419 N.E. 35th Pl. to be razed to divide the property into two parcels.
Next-door neighbor Doug Clark requested the delay to see if there could be other options for developer, Bill Henderson. “I’m trying to preserve the home in question…it’s in impeccable condition, and a much higher quality home than what any builder will construct today,” Clark told the Star. The waste alone associated with the demo is ridiculous, he added.
Clark said he’s trying to create an awareness, “…so that our city officials—especially Amanda Fritz—know that we neighbors are forming as a voting block.” Clark asserts that neighbors should have a voice in what is done to neighboring properties, “…because I pay $8,000 a year in property taxes and it’s only reasonable that city officials listen to my/our concerns.”
Clark contended that smaller, lower priced homes in the neighborhood ($300,000 to $400,000) are bought up with cash by developers. He continued, “…in their place, they build $800,000- to $1 million-plus homes that are not only grossly changing the landscape of our neighborhood, but they are changing the demographics as well.”