Mobile Home Park Approved for Hollywood Heights
Posted September 10, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT
FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville residents are worried about a mobile home park just approved by the city. The 34 acre lot in Hollywood Heights is currently an overgrown dumping ground. A Charlotte developer would like to turn things around.
Residents like Bernice McAlister, who have lived here for 32 years, are against the mobile home park. McAlister says the value of her property could be affected.
Opponents who live in the neighborhood are trying to raise money to hire a lawyer, and file an injunction to stop the park. But Developer Bob Stacks says there is no need.
Stack says his park will have the toughest rules and regulations around. Cars cannot park on the street. No yard sales, clotheslines, swingsets, or dogs over 20 pounds will be allowed, Stack says. The developer says gardens will be checked for weeds, and landscaping and sidewalks will be upscale, and include a security fence.
McAlister says she doesn't believe the park will help the neighborhood because she says this land was a mobile home park before, and a haven for drugs.
In a phone conversation from Charlotte, Stacks said, "I can understand their sense of apprehension because they were burned before. My intentions were clear, the proof will come when it's completed."
The developer says the first phase of the park is scheduled to be complete next Spring.