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alwann 10-17-2020 05:14 PM

Lofts Surprise
 
Drove into the Lofts at Brownwood via the entrance across from Shooters, thinking I could cut through to get to the square. Surprised to find the gates didn't have card readers, only keypads. Nice security for the Loft people, but what about the amenities being open to all?

John41 10-17-2020 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by alwann (Post 1848779)
Drove into the Lofts at Brownwood via the entrance across from Shooters, thinking I could cut through to get to the square. Surprised to find the gates didn't have card readers, only keypads. Nice security for the Loft people, but what about the amenities being open to all?

good question. it might be a marketing ploy to show prospective tenants what great security they are paying for. I hope the FD and PD have the code.

asianthree 10-17-2020 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by John41 (Post 1848789)
good question. it might be a marketing ploy to show prospective tenants what great security they are paying for. I hope the FD and PD have the code.

No they are withholding the Code for FD &PD, until lofts are @ 100% occupied (sarcasm sign)

John41 10-17-2020 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by asianthree (Post 1848792)
No they are withholding the Code for FD &PD, until lofts are @ 100% occupied (sarcasm sign)

You missed the sarcasm in my remark completely.
hint: what did the three little pigs finally build their house of?

Stu from NYC 10-17-2020 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by John41 (Post 1848798)
You missed the sarcasm in my remark completely.
hint: what did the three little pigs finally build their house of?

Actually it was only the third pig that built a strong house that the wolf could not blow down.

Topspinmo 10-17-2020 06:52 PM

They may not be as appealing to pre-assisted living occupant’s as first realized with mobility problems? Long way from exit to door’s ( unless you was luckily enough to get close) and parking garage. Yes, amenities open to all card paying villages except no parking for outside residents.

vintageogauge 10-17-2020 07:36 PM

They probably don't want people cutting through to get to the square and it worked.

transplanted 10-18-2020 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by vintageogauge (Post 1848813)
They probably don't want people cutting through to get to the square and it worked.

Based on what I'm reading here (haven't tried it myself), sounds like they also kept non-loft residents from using the amenities that are 'open to all.'

tghoul 10-18-2020 05:31 AM

Lofts
 
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Originally Posted by alwann (Post 1848779)
Drove into the Lofts at Brownwood via the entrance across from Shooters, thinking I could cut through to get to the square. Surprised to find the gates didn't have card readers, only keypads. Nice security for the Loft people, but what about the amenities being open to all?

You can get to the Recreation Center and pool from 44A without going thru a gate. The amenities are open to all but vehicles were cutting across the parking lots before the gates were activated.

swooner 10-18-2020 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by tghoul (Post 1848860)
You can get to the Recreation Center and pool from 44A without going thru a gate. The amenities are open to all but vehicles were cutting across the parking lots before the gates were activated.

Finally, someone who actually knows what they are talking about. Go for a tour at the Rec Center. The apartments are small and very expensive. From the outside they resemble a low cost apartment project.

Carol Copeland 10-18-2020 06:21 AM

I couldn’t agree more.. the whole area appears to be a Low income housing project!

Gmaf6 10-18-2020 06:23 AM

The amenities are open to all. Granted that the parking is limited but it doesn’t hurt one to walk a few extra feet to get to the building. Yes, the gates are coded for security and to ensure residents have parking by their apartments which they may be paying for. There are many ways to get to the Square so I just don’t get why you’d have to cut through the apartment area.

BumpaOompa 10-18-2020 06:59 AM

Gates are only set up for the apartment parking. The pool and common building parking is open to everyone. Makes perfect sense to me and would only frustrate the type of person who cuts through corner gas stations to save two seconds on their journey.

Syd2008 10-18-2020 07:14 AM

You park in lots between the lofts and businesses and then walk in. There is a marked path. Good idea for keypad. Limited parking unlike our driveways and streets that allow parking.

dewilson58 10-18-2020 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by BumpaOompa (Post 1848896)
Gates are only set up for the apartment parking. The pool and common building parking is open to everyone. Makes perfect sense to me and would only frustrate the type of person who cuts through corner gas stations to save two seconds on their journey.


Agree. I wore the Texaco Star. :icon_wink:


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