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Old 06-18-2014, 12:24 AM
 
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I watched this story on the news tonight and it's SO sad! It showed how it looked with the plants and after they were gone. It looked so nice with the plants and looked so ugly without them! Poor residents!


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Old 06-18-2014, 11:01 AM
 
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I saw the story, too. It was heartbreaking to hear how the apartment management just took away their beloved plants and how the residents now feel they don't have anything to do. I saw the 'rules' page, but really, how callous was it to just take them away, removing the joy they brought to their owners. I guess for whatever reason, the management considers empty concrete patios more inviting. I wonder what happened to the plants - are they now residing at someone else's home?
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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I watched this story on the news tonight and it's SO sad! It showed how it looked with the plants and after they were gone. It looked so nice with the plants and looked so ugly without them! Poor residents!


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These residents say management sent them a letter last Friday saying their plants and all personal items had to be removed from the common area of the complex.
so yeah, they knew that they cannot have personal items in the common area. its spelled out in every TRA lease and even non-TRA leases. finding it hard to care...

also..

mobile link does like google chrome.

fixed your link so that non-phone internet people wont have an issue. really though... posting mobile links...
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:01 AM
 
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The apartment complex is for low income seniors/seniors with disabilities, not sure if TRA leases are used. I find it interesting that the residents stated in the article that they had the plants for four years with no problems. Makes me wonder if there was a management change that decided to enforce this rule. Probably handled poorly, too.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It could be an accessibility issue. If there are a lot of disabled residents, then having the walkways full of plants could make it more difficult to navigate with a walker or wheelchair. I didn't see any pictures in the linked story so don't know what kind of space the plants were in, but when I lived in apartments I had some neighbors who would put a ton of plants outside and make it hard to get my daughter's stroller to my front door.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I can see the accessability issue but banning ALL plants from ALL common areas seems overdoing it to the point of just being heavey handed mis-managment.
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