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Woodsdale United: Hillside Is Important

Group denies opposition to development

June 7, 2013

Members of the Woodsdale United community group stressed the importance of the neighborhood’s hillside to the health, safety and economic well-being of residents during a public meeting Thursday......

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Pinhead

Jun-12-13 5:19 PM

If the plans are tastefully done and theirs opportunity for a neighborhood for new construction to replace the 100 year old houses in Woodsdale for "30 something" people looking for their second house, I'm all for it. Woodsdale, is a double edge sword. It's location is great, a large number of people take pride in their properties but every other house is rental. The houses are too close together. Some of these people complaining have people living in their houses with plates from out of town and park work equipment with tags from North Carolina in front of their neighbors houses. Maybe they should think what effect they have on their neighbors property and then throw stones. Woodsdale properties will always hold their value for it's the best location in Wheeling!

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Jun-08-13 8:03 PM

Imagine what could be done if only these liberals would put the same energy into protesting the police state, the spy cameras and the corrupt and bloated government!!!

Then again these ALL exist because they WANTED them!!!

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sounder

Jun-08-13 2:36 PM

There are reasons, going back many years and decades over decisions made by city government, local neighborhoods over what should or should not be built on certain properties. In Wheeling and the surrounding communities, just about anything went with little thought to what the place might look like in the future or what might be left that could be used for the next generations. Zoning, land use planning; those aren't new rules and regulations for most areas of the country. For much of the Ohio Valley the degraded environoment, even reclaimed land is problematic, posses big problems for anyone coming into the region from elsewhere. What had been the status quo for decades, a degraded environment doesn't sit well nor sell well today,

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mkhunt

Jun-08-13 12:10 PM

Save the trees!

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richardwhee

Jun-07-13 7:53 PM

Woodsdale was and still is a good neighborhood Some, but not all think they are above the rest of Whg. Rt40 NaNat Rd from Leatherwood to Whg Park has degenerated to bars, food, hotels shops and non-profit organizations.

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Triton

Jun-07-13 1:23 PM

When you travel through Woodsdale you see that it is a nice neighborhood even though only some of the houses are really expensive. The rest of average or slightly above but the difference is that the people take pride in their ocmmunity. The mow their lawns, they down park cards in the yard, they don't refrigerators on the porch. The care about the neighborhood and that is absolutely the correct thing to do. They are doing what every nehgobhrood should do or should have before their neighborhoods failed. Good for them, they talk to each other they work together. There are zillion places to build in Wheeling, no need to cursh another neighborhood.

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RichFraudriguez

Jun-07-13 11:23 AM

Lawsuits for all! Isn't that Ohio County's strongest industry?

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Alphacentaur

Jun-07-13 10:43 AM

The not in my back hard philosophy also extends to the developer. Hence the out of towner backing the leading slumlord family in wheeling. Yeah, that sounds like a project everyone would want in their backyard.

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Hefner

Jun-07-13 9:48 AM

The people of Woodsdale United are doing exactly the right thing. When there is a developer who wants to move into your neighborhood and buy a large tract of land but will not reveal the plans for the use of the land then the neighbors should unite and block the acquisition until they know exactly what to expect. With the incompetent city government that Wheeling has, and their ability to be influenced by anyone who wears a $200.00 suit, Wheeling residents have to be extremely vigilant to protect their own interest, because city government certainly won’t .

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WVU1986

Jun-07-13 9:22 AM

What if the land owner decides to vacate the commercial use plan and move forward with cheap housing? They have no right to oppose if the land owner decides to develop the land with residential use. Zoning is in place for residential development and if the land owner wants, they can jam in cheap housing there and devalue the surrounding properties, AND cut the trees down. Then what?

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TrollSlayer

Jun-07-13 8:04 AM

Maybe instead of pressuring a politician to dictate to the owner what he can and can’t do with his PRIVATE property, Woodsdale United could BUY that property so they themselves have the right to determine what happens to it. Maybe they could each put up some cash, or they could sell more t-shirts to raise the money.

Then they could take turns maintaining that property, and paying the taxes and fees on it, and assuming the liability for it,... Naaaa, best to just protest to a politician, so he’ll restrict the the owners rights but keep all the costs, so you can still enjoy his trees for free...

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DisplacedWVian

Jun-07-13 6:31 AM

Just another example of the "Not In My Backyard" philosophy at work.

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Ragnar

Jun-07-13 6:24 AM

In other words, we don't own those 95 acres and we have no desire to invest our own money in preserving green space but we expect city government to kill any chance of development so that we do not have to be disturbed by smelly construction workers and loud machinery and trucks that come with development.

Got it?

Where is a quote from ScatMan?

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justmytake

Jun-07-13 6:17 AM

NIMBY !!!!!!

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