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THUNDERCHIEF 10-18-2020 07:45 AM

Traffic
 
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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.

I am glad it was blocked. Why do you want to add traffic to the lofts?

kendi 10-18-2020 08:08 AM

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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?

What about parking for residents only? They deserve that. How is that a problem? You can easily access the amenities from the public parking. Not sure why you would expect to be able to use it for a short cut.

alwann 10-18-2020 08:21 AM

Lofts
 
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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.

Well, I was looking for an entrance from 44a and must of passed it or that entrance is now limited to Lofts traffic. Had to make a 3-point turn and swing over to Powell to get into Brownwood. Thank you, pre-judgers, for assuming I was invading the territory.

dewilson58 10-18-2020 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by alwann (Post 1848969)
Well, I was looking for an entrance from 44a and must of passed it or that entrance is now limited to Lofts traffic. Had to make a 3-point turn and swing over to Powell to get into Brownwood. Thank you, pre-judgers, for assuming I was invading the territory.


3-Point U-turns......................I remember that test from Drivers-Ed. :coolsmiley:

charlieo1126@gmail.com 10-18-2020 08:46 AM

I get it some people don’t ike the apartments, but why all the negative comments , the ideas of some I’ve heard in here like driving from some far away village just to sit at a pool thinking your taking a space from someone who live there Is jr high school, I have friends there who love it , so you don’t that’s okay also , but you should ask yourself why you are so angry about something that others are enjoying

RMarkland 10-18-2020 08:54 AM

spoiler alert... the code is usually *999

justjim 10-18-2020 08:58 AM

Low income housing
 
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Originally Posted by Carol Copeland (Post 1848875)
I couldn’t agree more.. the whole area appears to be a Low income housing project!

I can guarantee you that they were not built with low income residents in mind. :popcorn:

Indydealmaker 10-18-2020 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by transplanted (Post 1848859)
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.'

Take what you read here with a grain of salt.

sk450 10-18-2020 09:16 AM

If you don't live there you don't know the key pad code. Why do you need to cut threw there in a hurry

graciegirl 10-18-2020 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by swooner (Post 1848862)
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.

No they don't.

youtube. the lofts at Brownwood, goldwingnut - Bing video

John41 10-18-2020 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Stu from NYC (Post 1848800)
Actually it was only the third pig that built a strong house that the wolf could not blow down.

those were great stories with a moral. so much better than teletubbies kids watch on tv today

one of my favorites stories was the ant and the grasshopper which influenced me to be a saver which has paid off since we retired

John41 10-18-2020 09:47 AM

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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?

the locked gates are to keep the inmates living there from the villagers. heard there is howling at night behind those walls

John41 10-18-2020 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Topspinmo (Post 1848801)
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.

heard rentals are way below expectations. can’t compete with surrounding apartments

Saluce 10-18-2020 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by charlieo1126@gmail.com (Post 1848989)
I get it some people don’t ike the apartments, but why all the negative comments , the ideas of some I’ve heard in here like driving from some far away village just to sit at a pool thinking your taking a space from someone who live there Is jr high school, I have friends there who love it , so you don’t that’s okay also , but you should ask yourself why you are so angry about something that others are enjoying

THIS! Boom!!!

twoplanekid 10-18-2020 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Gmaf6 (Post 1848876)
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.

I have asked a man running for a District 9 seat about who will pay for the maintenance of the parking lots at the Lofts. He has yet to find a person who knows. If the Developer pays OK. But if District 9 pays then I would think that this is a new policy that is not fair to the other residents of District 9.


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