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Sunday, June 10, 2018

People are quite vocal about the wooden houses

The post about the wooden houses in Village West really struck a nerve on Facebook. While we don't get many comments here in the Grapevine, people have lots to say on Facebook.

As a reminder, there is a meeting regarding the issue Monday, June 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and another on Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Both meetings at Armbrister Park, 4000 Grand Avenue.

There is a link here in the dropbox, that describes the various houses that still exist in Village West and this report explains the concept of making the houses historic.

Comments on the Facebook post, which has been seen and read by over 40,000 people, can be seen here. There are about 90 comments and people shared that post with their own Facebook friends, 33 times!

The majority of people are in favor of historic preservation for the houses and a few are reminding those in favor, that the owners of the houses need to have a say on the issue. 


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gentrification (Ethnic Cleansing is the more honest description since 2016 political wave) needs to be part of the debate since it aims to change demography and ownership. Do we really want to continue erasing every sign of an enduring history and replace them with what is trendy for a day or two? Are we going to provide services to the same neighborhood that was neglected for more than a century only because the demography is changing?

June 10, 2018 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the owners decide! There are many examples of these houses in the South and the Caribbean and these are not exceptional in any way. Nothing significant will be lost if they are demolished. The bigger concern should be what will take their place so that the Grove does not become a concrete jungle.

June 12, 2018 6:25 PM  

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