Duplex in View Dispute Now For SalePosted on Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 10:40pm.
When people are at loggerheads on a neighbor dispute and just can't work things out, the authorities get involved. And that's what happened at 7th/Highland over the past few years.
|Tree cut by city after complaint by neighbor|
Citing city rules regarding the height of foliage along Sand Section walkstreets (42"), the duplex owner sought a city order to chop the biggest trees in the "yards" of some neighbors.
Beach Reporter story picks up some of the late-stage details.)
In late 2010, the city came in with chainsaws, "butchered" the yard – according to the owners – but did not eliminate the biggest trees.
And now, after all that, the duplex whose views were said to be impeded is up for sale. The "dream home" that was supposed to be built there to take in ocean views down 7th St. may not be built by this owner in the end.
|Owner of 300 7th initiated complaint over blocked views|
Most of the development in the area, especially on lots fronting Highland, consists of duplexes and townhomes. Many are newer, commonly 3 stories, not 2 like the current structure.
That south-of-the-pier, walk-to-downtown location will always have demand, even with Highland as a factor. You can't really look forward to much of an ocean view, we now know.
Purchased in 2002 for $1.2m, 300 7th is now up at $1.899m.
And if it trades, the sale might be the last chapter in this sad story. Too bad there's no "rewind" button to take it all back.
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