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City to put bus stop in front of my house?

Postby steelrules » Oct 10th, 2012, 1:45 pm

The city has in it's plans to put a bus stop infront of my and my neighbours houses, essentially blocking 2 driveways and getting rid of our on street parking, my question is can this be stopped and how does it effect my property value?

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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2012, 1:48 pm

I'd be doing everything I can to try and stop it - apart from letter writing, I wouldn't know how though.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby steelrules » Oct 10th, 2012, 2:03 pm

Thanks Fancy, I'm still weighing whether it's a good thing or a bad thing, my property is surrounded on 3 sides by commercial at a distance of less than 200 ft. and I know the only buyers for this piece of land will be devlopers.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2012, 2:24 pm

I suppose you could look at it a different way - if you go to sell, a bus stop in front of a commercial business would be a great asset for the business. I guess you'll be having a chat with the neighbour as it would probably benefit you both to be on the same page. Good luck on making your decision.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby MAPearce » Oct 10th, 2012, 3:29 pm

SWEET !!! Cheap , eco friendly transportation right at your front door !!
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby normaM » Oct 10th, 2012, 5:13 pm

I'd be pissed
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby steelrules » Oct 10th, 2012, 5:23 pm

MAPearce wrote:SWEET !!! Cheap , eco friendly transportation right at your front door !!


Not so sweet when you have 3 vehicles in the family and they may just close your driveway and your on street parking.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby Logitack » Oct 10th, 2012, 6:19 pm

maybe this is a hint... use public transportation, reduce your carbon footprint :127:
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby Ken7 » Oct 10th, 2012, 6:19 pm

If I'm reading your post right, you are the only residence surrounded by three commercial properties?

I'd say don't worry about it, your property was deemed commercial a long time ago and will be of the same value when you get tired of seeing the BUS.

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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby Captain Awesome » Oct 10th, 2012, 6:23 pm

It's not so great for noise levels.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby MAPearce » Oct 10th, 2012, 7:48 pm

steelrules wrote:
MAPearce wrote:SWEET !!! Cheap , eco friendly transportation right at your front door !!


Not so sweet when you have 3 vehicles in the family and they may just close your driveway and your on street parking.



Ok ..Maybe not so sweet for you. But since I gave up my car ( a 1980 volvo wagon with a small block 350 ) and started taking the "looser cruiser" , I got LOTS more money ...

I can only imagine how much 3 vehilces cost to insure , maintain and fuel.I love having a bus stop out side my front door.

Take the bus for a month and realize the savings. You'll get used to the "noise"..

I dare you.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby dogspoiler » Oct 10th, 2012, 8:02 pm

If you have a legal driveway I don't think they can close it for a Bus stop.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby Fancy » Oct 10th, 2012, 8:04 pm

steelrules wrote:
MAPearce wrote:SWEET !!! Cheap , eco friendly transportation right at your front door !!


Not so sweet when you have 3 vehicles in the family and they may just close your driveway and your on street parking.

I don't agree with some of the comments. I won't take a bus - can't take a chance of not making appointments. I've had multiple vehicles in my driveway and parked on the street. Wasn't counting on them but it happens.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby steelrules » Oct 10th, 2012, 8:20 pm

Not an option for us, we're not some clerk in an office or bank teller, we use our vehicles for our work.
I'm happy your getting benifits from the green agenda that's being forced down everybody's throats.
Believe you me, my carbon footprint is no bigger than yours even with 3 vehicles in the family, especially when you take into account how much fuel these 1/4 full buses use.
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Re: City to put bus stop infront of my house?

Postby steelrules » Oct 10th, 2012, 8:23 pm

dogspoiler wrote:If you have a legal driveway I don't think they can close it for a Bus stop.


That's what I'm thinking too, hope your right.
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