Luxury homes on city’s east side receive mixed reactions

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) – A Wichita Falls girl is pouring her passion for real estate into the east side community.

She’s making modest luxurious homes in the community she grew up in. Neighbors have diverse opinions about the task.

Inhabitants who explained they remember what the east aspect of Wichita Falls used to look like want their community returned to it’s previous glory. The issue on everyone’s brain is if this a action in the appropriate route.

“And I have seen when all these homes have been comprehensive of residences and all the streets had houses on them,” resident Donnie Alexander said. “And of class, in a period of time and years individuals move on, you know, and homes are remaining deserted and properties are taken down and moved out so, in the time, individuals can occur in like they accomplishing now and building houses.”

Another person performing just that is a different longtime resident named Glenda Cloud. She is constructing households to insert a contemporary glance but also desires inhabitants to see luxury and splendor in their community.

“It just brings the community everyday living, and it just adds value to the neighborhood itself. So, when they do go and sell their residence, this is a comp. This dwelling is comparable, that they can use to say, you know, my dwelling was built in this year and now we have a model new residence on the block,” developer Glenda Cloud stated.

Even though a new residence can insert worth to a community, one particular pastor is expressing problem about the venture. Cloud’s property was appraised at $360,000 in an location where by the ordinary residence value ranges from $15,000 to $130,000.

“To just appear in and impose another person acquiring up land, bulldozing properties and developing up a palace in the ghetto, that does not create stunning homes. You make a position that’s an island, that’s gated but it is definitely not a group. We want to develop a neighborhood, not just a house,” said Reverend Angus Thompson.

“I think we need to have a lengthy-assortment plan that would make absolutely sure that we preserve the stock of houses that we have out there and renovate them so they can be readily available for faculty lecturers and for police officers and for firemen to shift into the neighborhoods,” Thompson mentioned.

Larry Nelson, City of Wichita Falls District two councilman, claimed there are strategies for new businesses to come to the east side. He believes a lot of folks left this facet of town for the reason that new residences had been not becoming created.

“As extended as we continue to perform on creating up to the neighborhood and there is optimistic, we’re relocating in the suitable way,” said Alexander.

People also spoke about property taxes climbing extensive phrase. Some explained they would relatively offer with the taxes than not see their beloved community get again to the way it as soon as was.