What’s happening in HALA World?
After that wintertime flurry of HALA meetings and info, I’ve heard nothing since the Wallyhood report on that somewhat bland meeting last month. City websites haven’t been updated, either. Are the rezoning boundaries for Wallingford a done deal yet?
Those of us who currently own homes in the areas slated for rezoning NEED TO KNOW (specifically the Kidd Valley triangle neighborhood). We’re all doing our own assessments of whether to sell, when to sell, IF we should sell, or just stay put and become Wallingford’s “Up” house. None of us WANT to sell, but the prospect of substantially higher property taxes (after rezoning) just for the privilege of cowering in the shadows of More Big Boxes, is daunting. Not to mention enduring The Construction Years before that, and the inevitable parking hassles throughout the entire thing.
Would appreciate ANY info you may have!
The official timeline put the decisions later in 2017, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes to 2018. There’s still a lot to be done. At some point, Dept of Neighborhoods is supposed to knock on doors to “answer your questions.” The draft EIS will come out in May, maybe? And then there will be more meetings and public comment, etc.
Meanwhile, the amount of construction already finished, under way and “in the pipeline” is immense. Some of it may represent a big push to get ahead of HALA MHA, as it appears the smaller developers don’t like it much more than we do. So by the time the upzones are done, the capital for new construction may be taking a break after a mild case of overbuilding. So … not much information here, but don’t leave yet!
Are Wallyhood posts searchable on Google, Bing, etc? If so, and I saw that OP while househunting, I’d give your area a wide berth. Real Estate agents will read posts like this and stay away, too…you might want to think about putting thr doomsday scenario in print.
Could you clarify what, in the OP, would put you off the area (Wallingford? Kidd Valley triangle? which goes how far south?) The doomsday scenario is supposed to be just what the people want (all but a few unrepresentative neighborhood activists), blessings showered on the city by wheeler dealers in city hall who keep getting elected by significant margins. It will be “vibrant”, won’t it? Of course part of the vibrancy comes from the heavy machinery they use to tear down 100 year old houses, clear the trees and get ready to beautify the neighborhood with their cheesy towers. Anyway, what could real estate agent not like about this?
@donn, the seller’s agent will hate it because they will have to do just as much work, or more, to market a house in the middle of that mess and all for the privilege of far less money because of the depressed price. The buyer’s agents will warn their clients to stay clear because of the impending disruption, which cuts down on their options to make a deal and earn some money.
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