Residents along Hospital Avenue noticed the BRT "No trespassing" signs for the last few months and have asked me "what are they planning to do with that land?"
If your familiar with that stretch of road (or the amount of accidents that occur in that area) based on safety concerns alone, NO ONE who lives in that neighborhood would ever want that piece of land developed (what ever happened to preserving open space?)
Well, days after the election, those residents are getting a peek into BRT's master plan...and they're not happy about it.
This week, the residential developer began clear cutting trees on a piece of land they bought that goes down the hill on Hospital Ave/1st Street to Osborne Street.
Area before clear cutting:
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From what I can tell, upon looking on the agendas of the Planning Commission (going back to Jan 08), I see nothing in terms of a proposal from BRT on this land and I don't know if BRT violated anything in doing what they did.
I'll keep everyone updated on this disaster and get to the bottom of what's going on here.
UPDATE 11.14.09: Here's what we have so far (h/t Ken):
According to vision appraisals, this is a sub division I believe called Jeffery court and will be 4 lots. The zone is R3.
More info shortly...