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Unread 04-23-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Exclamation Stone Oak POA approves apartments for environmentally sensitive canyon

For those not living in adjacent neighborhoods, take note of what your Stone Oak Property Owners Association (POA) is up to. The Stone Oak POA has approved a 300+ unit apartment to be built off Canyon Golf Road just north of Stone Oak Parkway. This environmentally sensitive canyon sits between the Canyon Rim and Champions Ridge subdivisions.

This tract is (and has been) currently zoned to Residential but the owner has asked the Stone Oak POA to rezone it to multi family. This appears to be more than acceptable to the Stone Oak POA which includes 5 developers among its 9 member board.

Please notify your neighbors and neighborhood reps if you are against this plan. This will bring down property values, increase traffic, possibly increase crime, further crowd schools, etc. etc. etc.

The Stone Oak POA is not announcing these discussions to the residents of Stone Oak, this is probably the only time you'll hear about this controversy. If you are against new apartments in Stone Oak, if you are against polluting an environmentall sensitive Aquifer recharge zone, if you are against traffic, if you are against rezoning or falling property values, please stand up against the Stone Oak POA who aren't willing to listen to their residents.

More info here ==> Canyon Rim in Stone Oak TX

Thanks for reading.

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Unread 04-23-2009, 12:40 PM
Bo
 
Location: San Antonio
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I heard about this at a meeting last night. I can't blame them for being upset about the prospect of getting hundreds of apartments added to their neighborhood when the developer told them to expect single-family homes or a park to go in there.

Interestingly, most of the people upset about this were also opposed to the 281 Superstreet. That's probably the first time I've heard anyone complain about that project.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: 281 north of 1604 - otherwise known as traffic hell
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I drive through that area nearly every morning. The traffic change alone is enough to make me not want it. I can only imagine what that will do to the influx of students in an already overcrowded school system.

Do they have to get NEISD to sign off on this before they can do it? I just can't imagine where there will be room for that many more families' kids.

Thanks for posting this.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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Interestingly, most of the people upset about this were also opposed to the 281 Superstreet. That's probably the first time I've heard anyone complain about that project.
Now, I find this really interesting - I've heard nothing but complaints from people about the Superstreet idea. The only place I've seen generally positive comments is on here. It's interesting how there must be pockets of discontent and pockets of agreement here and there.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Originally Posted by 713 to 210 View Post
For those not living in adjacent neighborhoods, take note of what your Stone Oak Property Owners Association (POA) is up to. The Stone Oak POA has approved a 300+ unit apartment to be built off Canyon Golf Road just north of Stone Oak Parkway. This environmentally sensitive canyon sits between the Canyon Rim and Champions Ridge subdivisions.

This tract is (and has been) currently zoned to Residential but the owner has asked the Stone Oak POA to rezone it to multi family. This appears to be more than acceptable to the Stone Oak POA which includes 5 developers among its 9 member board.

Please notify your neighbors and neighborhood reps if you are against this plan. This will bring down property values, increase traffic, possibly increase crime, further crowd schools, etc. etc. etc.

The Stone Oak POA is not announcing these discussions to the residents of Stone Oak, this is probably the only time you'll hear about this controversy. If you are against new apartments in Stone Oak, if you are against polluting an environmentall sensitive Aquifer recharge zone, if you are against traffic, if you are against rezoning or falling property values, please stand up against the Stone Oak POA who aren't willing to listen to their residents.

More info here ==> Canyon Rim in Stone Oak TX

Thanks for reading.
Are they/some going to be Section 8 apartments?
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Unread 04-23-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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I walk my dogs thru there all the time. Its so peaceful down there. I hate to see houses go up.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Bo
 
Location: San Antonio
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Now, I find this really interesting - I've heard nothing but complaints from people about the Superstreet idea. The only place I've seen generally positive comments is on here. It's interesting how there must be pockets of discontent and pockets of agreement here and there.
I can imagine why people who live east of 281 on Evans aren't thrilled about it. They'll no longer be able to turn left to go south toward the city. I'd probably be annoyed if someone took away my ability to go directly toward the city on the nearest major artery, too.

Councilman Rowe was at the same meeting I and he said he hadn't heard from people opposed to the Superstreet, either. Maybe the opponents just kept quiet, figuring Terri Hall would shoot it down or something?
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Unread 04-23-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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I can imagine why people who live east of 281 on Evans aren't thrilled about it. They'll no longer be able to turn left to go south toward the city. I'd probably be annoyed if someone took away my ability to go directly toward the city on the nearest major artery, too.
That is not the issue at all. The issue is that the property is zoned for residential, not apartments.

The per-capita tax obligation is effectively lowered for the Developer, but not any of the other surrounding residents living in the area.

Whoever supports this may get campaign contributions, but will not win any future elections.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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That is not the issue at all. The issue is that the property is zoned for residential, not apartments.

The per-capita tax obligation is effectively lowered for the Developer, but not any of the other surrounding residents living in the area.

Whoever supports this may get campaign contributions, but will not win any future elections.
Actually, Bowie was responding to my early comment about the 281 Superstreet project, not about the possible apartment development.

Anyways, I bet the people in Champions who built big homes with bountiful picture windows overlooking the picturesque canyon are going to be some unhappy campers. I know someone who built in Sonterra, and literally a week after they had their pool installed, developers broke ground for an apartment complex that backs up right behind their fence. At least this time there's notice.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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What can we do to stop this???
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