The Infamous Brick Wall
The beautiful view
of downtown Phoenix was the reason why so many of the residents near
7th Avenue and Dobbins bought homes there. The mountains behind them and
the city view in front of them, why wouldn't anyone want to live there.
This is one reason why KB Homes decided to build there. KB Homes is
planning to build 190 homes in the price range of $130,000 to $200,000.
The homes didn't seem to have bothered the residents it was the noise and
obstruction of the view that brought the concern. This wall stood about 12
feet tall and blocked their view of the city. But the day they decided to
mess with Cecelia (picture above along with granddaughter Trinity) is the day
they wish they didn't come at all.
In October, when it all started, Cecelia decided to take
affirmative action against the home builders. She started a petition along
with her fellow neighbors and protested down to the city
councilmen that it obstructed their view of the city and that it would make
noise echo as if it was in her home. She made a comment that one day a
fire truck drove down the street and the noise had echoed off the wall and make
it seem that the truck was in her home. But in her defense, she was told that by
the original buyers that an iron rod fence was suppose to be put up instead of a
wall, but when the new buyers, KB Homes, came they didn't inform the residents
that they were going to put up the wall. So because of their lack of concern, KB
Homes lost a lot of money putting up the brick wall and than having to take them
down also including having to put iron rod fences.
Today the infamous brick wall that caused so much controversy is down and out
for good. It wasn't just the fact that their view was blocked it was the
trust between the residents and KB Homes. So now Cecelia and all the
other residents who fought will now be able to be wall free.
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