A couple of weeks after a flyer was distributed to residents near a lower section of the Near Northside north of Hogan St. and west of Main suggesting they oppose an application for minimum-lot-size restrictions in the area, a bunch of properties there have begun sporting signs that announce their residents’ support for the initiative, a reader who goes by the name Triton informs Swamplot.
And Triton sends along this on-the-street report:
I asked an elderly lady while I was riding my bike through the neighborhood a question after a brief discussion, “Where did you get that yellow sign from?” She said that she was given the sign by a person she had never met before and was told about “the facts” of what all the townhome development would do. She admitted that her home is severely run-down and you could tell she was unable to maintain it; however, the believed that building townhomes would ruin the spirit of the neighborhood, especially many of the original bungalow homes that still exist there today.
The purple signs, some of which are in Spanish, also indicate support for a historic district in the area.
Not all the signs are in favor of the MLS designation, however. Here are a few photos of 201 Quitman St., the return address listed on the anti-MLS flyer distributed last week:
The homes around that property have been cleared, Triton notes.
- Previously on Swamplot: Flyer Sent to Very Near Northside Warns of Dangers of Minimum Lot Size Designation