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Old 08-17-2019, 09:09 AM
 
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I've been following this for years. We know someone who lives on that street and brought the story up. There's no doubt in my mind at the Broaddua family peeved the neighbors. Mr Broaddus is described as brash and rude. The neighborhood is very gossipy and he did not fit in with many of the older members. They disliked that such a (relatively) young family was buying a landmark house and it was not one of their set. Notes referencing "new blood" belie the fact that if it were am old retired couple there might not be such attention. In fact our acquaintance said that one of the neighbors complained to her about the noise and nuisance of this young family with kids.

The Broadduses were also prevented from rezoning the lot to recoup their investments when others were allowed to do this. This is a neighborhood very dedicated to keeping change and certain people who represent change, out. It did not help that Broaddus was described as throwing his weight around.

As far as who did it? No idea. Seems like it would be pretty easy to figure out. Were it me, I would have thrown the notes in the trash and moved right in.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I've been following this for years. We know someone who lives on that street and brought the story up. There's no doubt in my mind at the Broaddua family peeved the neighbors. Mr Broaddus is described as brash and rude. The neighborhood is very gossipy and he did not fit in with many of the older members. They disliked that such a (relatively) young family was buying a landmark house and it was not one of their set. Notes referencing "new blood" belie the fact that if it were am old retired couple there might not be such attention. In fact our acquaintance said that one of the neighbors complained to her about the noise and nuisance of this young family with kids.

The Broadduses were also prevented from rezoning the lot to recoup their investments when others were allowed to do this. This is a neighborhood very dedicated to keeping change and certain people who represent change, out. It did not help that Broaddus was described as throwing his weight around.

As far as who did it? No idea. Seems like it would be pretty easy to figure out. Were it me, I would have thrown the notes in the trash and moved right in.
Are you saying that other houses in that neighborhood were allowed to be torn down and rezoned for smaller houses? I find that kind of hard to believe. I can't find any evidence of it in Google Streetview. There are a few smaller houses, but they look to be just as old if not older then this house.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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Are you saying that other houses in that neighborhood were allowed to be torn down and rezoned for smaller houses? I find that kind of hard to believe. I can't find any evidence of it in Google Streetview. There are a few smaller houses, but they look to be just as old if not older then this house.
Another lot was permitted to be rezoned.You can read about it in the NewYork Magazine article about this whole fiasco.

https://www.thecut.com/2018/11/the-h...916.1548782315

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Old 08-18-2019, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Another lot was permitted to be rezoned.You can read about it in the NewYork Magazine article about this whole fiasco.

https://www.thecut.com/2018/11/the-h...916.1548782315
Okay, thanks. It doesn't say though exactly where the other subdivided lot was. There could be good reasons for the different rulings. Normally cities grant requests like that, unless there is opposition from neighbors. In this case the opposition was I think 100%. For whatever reason maybe there was no opposition in the other case. We would have to know the details of that case.
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Old Today, 06:05 PM
 
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Did they ever end up finding out who wrote these letters? The police did find female DNA on them...
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