Saturday, October 20, 2007

What Residents Want to Say

OPINION Letters: Little Forest Hills
Saturday, October 20, 2007 | Dallas Morning News
Residents want to 'Keep Little Forest Hills Funky.' Is that reasonable in the age of teardowns?

Builders Johnny-on-the-spot with big houses

Re: "'We got discovered' – Some say teardowns tear at charm of White Rock neighborhood, push for conservation district," Wednesday news story.

I'm so glad Little Forest Hills builders have come to our rescue. I don't know what we would do without their "help."

I'm sure there is no other solution than a 3,000-square-foot home in a neighborhood where two-thirds of the homes are between 700 and 1,200 square feet.

How much does a builder make on a 3,000-square-foot home anyway?

Dan Levine, Dallas

Pleasant Little Forest Hills ambiance is lost
I have lived in Little Forest Hills since 1994. I fell in love with the neighborhood as soon as I found it, which was not so easy back then.

The neighborhood has changed. I do not enjoy walking to the park anymore because of the large homes that have been built.

Jeff Dworkin said, "By building houses, are you ruining the neighborhood or are you bringing in new people?" Well, you know what? I like the people that are already here.

Not long ago, the residents of the Ash Creek mobile home park, which had been here for decades, were driven out of their homes. As new development came in, the new residents could not tolerate that mobile home park.

Are the residents in Little Forest Hills going to face the same thing? Will there be excuses made to try to condemn our little homes so the developers can have our lots?

Steven Boll, Dallas

There are always trade-offs
Jeff Dworkin states that Little Forest Hills' great location makes people want to move in there, but people don't want houses that small. Sorry, but people do want to live there, and they already are.

Mr. Dworkin means his customers don't want houses that small. Tough. Some people want to live in Highland Park for the great schools but don't want the mortgages or taxes. There are always trade-offs.

Sandra Matthews, Dallas

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