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10/24/06-Tyler

Tyler Residents Want Developers To Work With Them

One Tyler neighborhood approached the city council Tuesday morning, to help save their property values.   Homeowners in the Briarwood Estates area have houses that were purchased for their view of a golf course. They are now forced to look at a big pile of dirt.   A new apartment complex is going up; creating problems for several homes. One backyard sees erosion every time it rains. To prevent that, homeowners ask developers to work with them and build a rock wall similar to those seen in the Cascades area.  

"Why can't that be the same retaining wall that you have out there on our side and when that wall is not needed an iron rod fence to protect our property," said Ethel Bowie, nearby resident. 

"They haven't been neighborly, cause it's a thing to be told to be neighborly," said one neighbor, Rod Pullum. "It's almost like good, bad, but if you are told to be good, they are being told to be a neighbor and you shouldn't have to be told to do that."  

  The city council indicated they are unhappy with the way the developer, Westin Rim Investment Advisors is treating current residents of Briarwood Estates. The developer, Western Rim Investment Advisors would not answer our questions, but told the city council today they are building a wall similar to the Cascades, but can not build the same wall because it's too expensive.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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