Sunday, May 01, 2005

This is NOT what gentrification looks like...

..but what exactly is it? Mental illness? ...There's this property on North Lombard in St. Johns that has slowly been undergoing a transformation. This is a section of Lombard that has both residential houses, and businesses.

A few years ago, there was a house here.
And then the house was gone.
And then weird junk started appearing, including a huge satellite dish, collecting rain water.
And then there was an old ice cream truck parked on the property.
And then a fence went up, apparently handmade from split logs.
And all of a sudden, this huge, old, battleship grey double-wide trailer appeared.

This is on a main street, THE main street out here on the peninsula.

The car parked in front on the street, is so full of stuff, I don't know how the driver can see. And it tows more stuff.
(I'm wondering if I'm going to hear on the news someday of how they found 100 cats living in there)

There are businesses on either side of this property. How does something like this happen? Isn't it chock-o-full of zoning violations?

I can't imagine what they're going to do on this property next...


Rozanne said...

The signage in the background makes it even more of an eyesore. Blech!

Anonymous said...

Call neighborhood quality. Seriously. It is a health hazard!

Anonymous said...

You should see the permanent Bush/Cheney 20x20 sign installed near Gay Hill. I keep waiting for somebody to napalm it, but then I remember, I'm the only one in 100 square miles who didn't vote for that assclown.

Anywho, call the building/zoning dept and query the TMK on your trailer site. Easy and quick. Then read zoning on the county site.