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Stone house at Hillside Park

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by cobymom, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. southernwalkres

    southernwalkres New Member

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    Was Van Metre required to keep the house standing? If not, I applaud them for not razing it.
     
  2. rlab

    rlab New Member

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    I think it would make a cool pub. Have a nice pint while enjoying Broadlands Live. :)
     
  3. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I'll accept this as your submission of interest to form such a committee!
     
  4. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I'll accept this as an offer to co-chair the committee with Rich!
     
  5. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Yes they were. The one thing that they cannot do is tear it down.
     
  6. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    A resident has volunteered to head up the Stone House Committee.
    If/when we get to the point that it is being turned over to the HOA, we will start looking for additional volunteers.
    Thanks for all your interest.
     
  7. rich351854

    rich351854 New Member

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    I will do it! Also would love to attend the SW HOA meetings, wish they started about 1 hour later!
     
  8. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    There is some interesting historical information here at the Nature Center regarding the Stone House. If you would like a copy of the documents, let me know.
     
  9. Thunderchild

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    Has this been turned over to the HOA yet?
     
  10. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    The Stone House is still owned by Van Metre.
     
  11. Buffettbassman

    Buffettbassman Troll Extrordinare'

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    I would be very cautious about making this a place on the national registry. You really need to investigate what it does to the value and division rights of the adjoining properties.

    My college roomate came from Charleston, SC. His house was on the national registry...and his neighbors were prohibited from making changes to their homes with out an architectual review.

    Don't know if that still holds but you make just be creating that problem. Just because it's old doesn't mean it has historical significance.
     
  12. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    Then what would the Board do with the $100,000 that comes along with the house? I would either want it to go toward the restoration of the house, or the bulldozing of it. With perhaps a community gym in it's place. Something usable to the community.
     
  13. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    It would go towards fixing the house. It CANNOT be bulldozed. It is protected, by, proffers to the county, from being taken down.
     
  14. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    wouldn't proffers be between the developer and the county... not the HOA?
     
  15. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Yes, but assignment of the house to the HOA would not relieve that proffer. It would be extended to the HOA, unless the county was willing to get rid of it. That usually requires a proffer amendment, which costs thousands of dollars, so I don't think the county and/or VDOT would be willing to do it.
     
  16. Mr Rogers

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    why wasnt the county on top of VM for maintaining the building? or was maintaining the building not a part of the proffer?
     
  17. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    VM did maintain the building, although many people probably didn't notice. There was some roof work done, as well as some masonry. Nothing extensive, but enough to keep the building 'up' and meet the county's definition of 'maintaining' it. This is not to say that the building is even remotely 'usable' in its current condition; it simply won't 'fall apart' and risk injuring someone.
     
  18. Thunderchild

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    Can you get VM out to fix the roof again?

    Also, anyone know if any new information about renovating the house?
     
  19. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    They were informed of the roof issue on March 9th during our regular HOA Board meeting.
     
  20. msflynn

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    The house is still the property of VM and at this time they have no plans to do any renovations beyond the required (ie keep it there).
    If it is turned over to the HOA we will then begin the process of doing renovations.

    Staci
     

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