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cmac
post Aug 4 2009, 02:07 PM
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http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark...n_tells_man.php

Is this a big deal for those living in the Dallas area? What's the rationale for this?
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post Aug 4 2009, 02:22 PM
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I feel like it should be Dallas residents must replace lawn with astroturf.


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post Aug 4 2009, 05:32 PM
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The "They didn't have it back in the 1900's" is pretty shitty argument. They also didn't have electricity.


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post Aug 4 2009, 06:54 PM
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Pretty awesome, I'd love to do somethin like that. Though the outcome is what he's gotta live with if he lives in one of those districts. The regulations are clearly outlined for you when you buy a house like that. That's why I'd never live in one, or live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association.
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post Aug 4 2009, 08:35 PM
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That is awesome....

look at the house next door for comparison... which one is bringing the home prices in the area down more?


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post Aug 4 2009, 09:27 PM
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yeah, i'm not seeing the rationale.
would be pretty kickass to only sweep your yard occasionally instead of mowing it weekly.


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post Aug 4 2009, 10:24 PM
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it'd be really difficult for me to not want to paint yard lines and a big double-t in the center...
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post Aug 5 2009, 08:35 AM
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put an outhouse in the front yard


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post Aug 5 2009, 09:06 AM
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We live in a historic neighborhood in Houston and put up with these types of restrictions. Only houses that are deemed "historic" have to abide by the rules and to be historic in Texas just requires age without major outside renovations (which is probably why the house next door is in disrepair).

My guess is Dallas does not want to open the door for what's happened here, where people just bulldoze a lot and build three condo type properties on it.


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post Aug 5 2009, 09:39 AM
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QUOTE (impala454 @ Aug 4 2009, 05:54 PM) *
Pretty awesome, I'd love to do somethin like that. Though the outcome is what he's gotta live with if he lives in one of those districts. The regulations are clearly outlined for you when you buy a house like that. That's why I'd never live in one, or live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association.

He bought the house before it became a historic district. It looks like it applies to the whole area, not a single house.


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post Aug 5 2009, 09:04 PM
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I guess I didn't see where it said that. And did he install the astroturf before or after it was a historic district?
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