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Old 02-09-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The Trophy Ridge neighborhood made the news! What an awesome story for an awesome hood!

http://www.ksat.com/news/22497603/detail.html#story (broken link)
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Very cool! Good job homeowners!!!
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Nice!!
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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It pays to get involved. I'm glad the people had the gumption to stand up to the builder. They won.....great story.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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The problem I have with this is that fining the developer is not enough. They just end up passing the cost on to the consumer/buyer of the next tract of land.

Fining a company never works...if it did...then we wouldn't have things like coal plants still polluting our skies. What needs to happen is have coordinated efforts by consumers not to purchase certain products.

There's really no clear cut answer here. But fines will never work.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The problem I have with this is that fining the developer is not enough. They just end up passing the cost on to the consumer/buyer of the next tract of land.

Fining a company never works...if it did...then we wouldn't have things like coal plants still polluting our skies. What needs to happen is have coordinated efforts by consumers not to purchase certain products.

There's really no clear cut answer here. But fines will never work.
I get that TxNick, I really do. The good thing is the homeowners are VERY proactive and WILL pass along the name of the builder who did this. Also, this particular builder who did this has two other builders in the neighborhood as competition and who WILL keep the trees. It increases home values. It will be very clear when home buyers come to look at the lots and notice the ones with and without trees.

Oh, and the video shows Sivage signs, they are NOT the builder who clear cut the trees though. I feel bad that it looks like their name is mud.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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<WARNING ~ Trophy Ridge fangirl posting!!>

Nick, you're right ~ *fining* them never works. However, Moki summed it up well! TR is a close knit community who took action quickly. The developer in question was only able to clear about 2 lots before the forces moved in, if I remember correctly! That's some swift action! KUDOS!! Also like she said, there are 2 other developers who did NOT clear cut trees (Sivage and TriStone). From what I can see, both these developers are working diligently to preserve the trees and the overall "natural" feel of the neighborhood.

I <heart> Trophy Ridge. It's such a cool neighborhood. Great people, great place. A gem!
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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Trees are very important...wasn't there an ordinance in the late 80's early 90's to stop the developers and builders from cutting the trees? If so it would be nice to have it back!

You TR residents are lucky to live in a lovely treed neighborhood...its sounds like the community meeting went well...more residents across SA need to take a stance like you guys did for something you believe in and care for....it is your home afterall!!!


I am glad you guys got a chance to get to know Tristone they are my personal fav(I love supporting local business) hopefully when my family is ready to make the jump AGAIN it will be with them....glad to here they are working to keep the trees! THANK GOD!!!!!
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:00 AM
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So, who's the bad builder?
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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There are 3 builders in Trophy Ridge. Tristone, Lennar, Sivage. Without naming the tree killing builder.... take a guess.
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