Developers of a 7-townhome development on Wrightwood St. just east of Houston Ave. in Woodland Heights paid a $300,000 settlement to the city last year for clear-cutting about an acre of neighboring Woodland Park. Neighbors claimed the extensive cutting and uprooting was done expressly to give future residents of the townhomes a better view, but one of the developers, Bill Workman, went on a hardhat-in-hand apology tour trying to explain that the brush-and-tree-and-grass removal spree was only the result of a communication error with a subcontractor. Now, more than a year after the land-grading-gone-awry incident, the website and marketing materials for the 2 four-story townhomes currently available in the development have been adjusted a bit — to highlight their expansive views of Woodland Park.
Last year, the name of Workman’s firm — along with a company called Urban Space — was included on a sign for the development (at right), which was named City Homes of Woodland Park. But references to Workman aren’t visible at all now on the current website for the project, which has been renamed Woodland Park Views.
Though the townhomes face south toward Downtown, their back yards and a few interior rooms displayed in photos look north toward the same neighboring public park where the clear-cutting incident took place:
- 1412 and 1420 Wrightwood St. [HAR]
- Woodland Park Views [Urban Living]
- Previously on Swamplot: Oops! Mistakenly Cleared Parkland Costs Woodland Heights Townhouse Developer $300K; The Woodland Park Thinning Story Thickens, Parkland Cleared By Mistake, Says Woodland Heights Townhomes Developer, Woodland Heights Neighbors Accuse Townhomes Developer of Clear-Cutting Parkland