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Some neighbors seem pretty darn upset with the developer of these Woodland Heights townhomes for “egregious clear-cutting” of about an acre of vegetation from nearby Woodland Park, reports the blog Nonsequiteuse. The report, posted yesterday, claims that the developer acted in order to improve the townhomes’ view of Little White Oak Bayou. Bill Workman, the owner of the property and developer of these City Homes of Woodland Park, wasn’t immediately available to give a different side of the story that the photos taken at the site suggest.
That view shows the fence behind the under-construction townhomes at the corner of Houston and Wrightwood St., just north of I-10. The development backs right up against Woodland Park — one of the city’s oldest, dating to 1903.
Below: The view further along the fence:
And here’s the view that sparked the “outrage:”
Blogger Andrea Greer reports, “As I was taking pictures, another neighbor pulled up to check out the devastating view. He said that the developerâ€™s response to the outrage was to explain that the clearing was done to give the condos a better view, and that besides, all they took out were invasive species.” Greer updated her post this morning, writing that council person Ed Gonzales and the parks department are “on it.”
We’ll update the story with more details as we have them.
- The Woodland Park Massacre [Nonsequiteuse]
Photos: Andrea Greer