No zoning - how can that work? Oh, I see. They have no zoning but
have some interesting land use regulations that take the place of
zoning, apparently with worse results than zoning in some cases:
I had family who lived in maryvale. frankly i liked the brightly
colored mexican painted homes.
my dad moved to a HOA area with strict rules, the place turned into a
dump, homes in foreclosure didnt need to meet HOA rules.
my dads new home is very nice but I prefered his old home.......
the outside colors are tightly regulated and returning after a walk
one day i tried to get in his next door neighbors home. I thought my
jokester brother had locked me out....
Maryvale has crime issues:( whatever happened about the maryvale
cluster? high cancer rate in that area.....
The Mexican flavor only arrived in the past 15 years or so. As in many
large cities the neighborhoods change over time. When I lived there
(68-2000) it started out as a normal reasonably well kept up middle
class neighborhood and slowly deteriorated, mostly toward the end of
my stay. But it still has no HOA... ;)
Yes. I think it could almost be classed as a ghetto now. A lot of the
violent crime on the evening news seems to be in that area.
They never could prove anything definite as to a cause and the
controversy silently went away. I drank the water all those years and
am still here. Course I've had a little skin cancer but I think that's
more due to the Arizona sun than the Maryvale sun... ;)
That's dumb. Force the bank to keep up the homes to the same standards as the
A couple of weeks ago I was visiting family in Columbus, OH. After driving
around for some time it hit me, all the hoses are the same color. Not just
the houses in one subdivision (no problem with that, if that's what they
decide). Every subdivision looked the same, too.
On the other hand, if I own a piece of property I should be able to do with
it whatever I want. If I decide to do something not in keeping with the
neighborhood, I have to be prepared for a not-pleasant response..
Here's a true story.
In my town, there is no zoning. Some years back, Shell Oil bought a corner
lot in the ritziest part of town (by far). They announced plans to build a
The neighbors didn't like the idea. They cut up their Shell credit cards and
mailed them to the company with notes that this was only the first step in
retaliation for such rascally behavior on the part of Shell.
Those who vowed retribution included John Connally (Sec of the Navy,
Governor of Texas, Sec of the Treasury, and wounded while riding with JFK in
Dallas) and the sitting Secretary of Commerce, Robert Mossbacher.
Shell donated the corner lot to the city for a pocket park.
We have our ways...
On Tue, 1 May 2012 07:58:35 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Happens all the time here. There are 4000+ homes in my HOA so as you
can imagine there are a lot of gripes and grumbles when citations are
issued. But as I said, I (and the grumblers) knew the rules when I
signed the papers. In my case I view the HOA as a protection from my
neighbors rather than as a hindrance to myself...
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