Ouch. Some condo owners are unhappy because their beautiful unobstructed views are going to go away, if a nearby vacant lot is redeveloped.
Tough call here, so I’ll stay out of it. However, this part hurts:
"It’s all part of the new face of Boston we all bought into,” said Hertz, who represents a group of 30 disgruntled residents. "I am kicking myself in the head right now. Why didn’t we just buy a condo in the Back Bay?’‘
By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald
Just call them the view stealers.
As some developers rush to cash in on sky-high Boston condominium prices, they are proposing new towers that would obliterate cherished skyline views.
In the latest clash, condo owners at the upscale Strada 234 high-rise on Causeway Street, not far from the TD Banknorth Garden, are threatening to sue to protect their precious vista.
A developer’s plan to replace the decrepit Lovejoy Wharf with a condo tower would leave them staring at steel and glass walls instead of the spectacular view of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge they now enjoy, Strada owners contend.
"We took a huge risk. Many of us invested our life savings to buy our first home,” said Jennifer Hertz, a bankruptcy lawyer who bought a Strada condo with her husband.
Complete article: Owners may sue over view: Tower plans irk Strada residents