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  1. 1

    Joe Domnanovich

    Trussville seems to have a problem with Private Property.

  2. 2

    Jeff Hodgson

    Interesting. Hope they continue with plans. Changing owners now could further dilute the continuity they are planning on.

  3. 3

    Michelle Quick

    Sounds like they had no choice. I’m sure a new home can be built with the old look and be a sage dwelling. It’s unreasonable to expect them to keep an unsafe structure.

  4. 4

    Cindy Johns Robertson

    I hope the owners will reconsider and go ahead with their plans! Don’t let people bully you!

  5. 6

    Kathy Sills

    If you are from Trussville it would be very obvious about foundation problems…I really hate to see the project destroyed..if one knows where Louise Garrett lived, across the street from the old junior high, it’s not hard to figure out what a person can do with a project home without destroying it…this home has added lots of Sq feet but holding on to its original beauty

  6. 7

    Bob Haynes

    I’d be thinking if the family could not build their dream home I’ll go somewhere else and build. if they can get a reasonable price for the lot all the better. I would hope the next lot purchasers would build an exterior appearing as one of the larger Project homes approved by the City, like at the end of Meadow Lane./ the big white home on the corner.

  7. 8

    Traci Roberts Henderson

    Thinking it is too late for that.

  8. 9

    Jennifer Chinnis Lawley

    I’m sure the home they had planned would be beautiful and compliment the neighborhood nicely. I’m sure it would be much nicer than a lot of the project homes that are in dire need of repair and simple maintenance.

  9. 10

    Massey Willingham

    It was approved by the city and they reworked the plans so it would be similar to the houses on the Mall. They are moving on because of the cyber bullying and villainization by the people here on social media. The project area is missing out on a great neighbor and a rise in property values. It’s our loss.

  10. 13

    Cicily Welch Mobley

    It was generous of them to even explain themselves. They own the property and had their plans approved. End of story. Way to go Trussville cyber-bullies/council complainers. These are the kind of thoughtful neighbors you want.

  11. 15

    Anna Scharf Key

    Exactly! And they invested who knows how much time, money and effort into these plans for their dream home. In a week everyone else will be worried about some other drama and maybe the property owners will change their minds and continue moving forward with what was already approved.

  12. 16

    Tommy Dodson

    Build your home …You are welcome here on Meadow Lane

  13. 17

    Tommy Dodson

    Some people need to mind their own bussiness..There aint no Welcome Wagon in this area for sure..

  14. 18

    Tommy Dodson

    $210,000 for the house and I would guess $ 25,000 to tear down and of course the architect isnt cheap.. Well done

  15. 19

    Tommy Dodson

    Would of liked to get the old doors out of it tho

  16. 20

    Cicily Welch Mobley

    From the article: “We kept most of the old hardwood floors, all interior doors, old windows from the garage, brick from the fireplace and foundation, many rafters and wood walls,” he said. “We were planning to use these items very visibly throughout the new home. We felt if we had to remove the history on the outside, then we wanted to incorporate all the history of the home on the inside. We even had the home designed to keep a huge oak tree in the backyard.”

  17. 21

    Michelle Alfano

    I agree with Tommy, we would love to have you on our street!

  18. 22

    Matthew Belter

    Ridiculous! There are apparently plenty of people out there with WAY too much time on their hands. If somebody is willing to spend the money to demolish and start over, they’re obviously going to build something bigger and better, thereby raising property values. Who are these people complaining? City approved it, these fools spent the money. End of story.

  19. 23

    Carrie Anne Chapman Willingham

    You know we (your potential next-door neighbors) welcome you with open arms!!!

  20. 24

    Carrie Anne Chapman Willingham

    These owners are honest, law & permit-abiding, well-intentioned people who were excited to make a major investment in rehabilitating this property. I hate how the pitchforks were raised on social media, often by those outside the neighborhood, & always without all the information. I would LOVE to have them as next door neighbors!

  21. 25

    Katie Karhan Amberson

    I hope they decide to stick it out and stay and build and make their home here!

  22. 26

    Katie Karhan Amberson

    i dont think it’s too late! they havent sold yet have they?

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