Apartments planned near lifestyle center

Apartments planned near lifestyle center

There are 26 comments on the The Birmingham News story from Sep 30, 2008, titled Apartments planned near lifestyle center. In it, The Birmingham News reports that:

Arlington Properties based in Birmingham paid $3 million for 25 acres behind the Eastern Shore Centre on Alabama 181 in Spanish Fort and has started construction on a 300-unit apartment complex, according to ...

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Imangttia

Foley, AL

#1 Oct 1, 2008
"Arlington Properties based in Birmingham paid $3 million for 25 acres behind the Eastern Shore Centre on Alabama 181 in Spanish Fort and has started construction on a 300-unit apartment complex, according to David Fo shee of Foshee Realty , one of the developers of the center. The Arlington at Eastern Shore Centre will feature a lake and putting green and will open next summer"

This is the beginning of the end for the Eastern Shore Centre. The undesirables will be coming in bus-loads across the Causeway to rent these units and turn the whole area into another Pritchard. Where are the zoning-brains of the authorities in Spanish Fort to allow rental units so close to such fine shopping facilities?
Yikes

Mound, MN

#2 Nov 10, 2008
Has anybody seen these things? Eastern Shore Centre has really gone down the tubes. It looks like the projects! One-story apartments in a ditch! Whose bright idea was this?
fred

Victoria, MN

#3 Nov 21, 2008
Someone has to work at the ESC.... that's where these "Undesirables" come in
Imangttia

Foley, AL

#4 Nov 21, 2008
fred wrote:
Someone has to work at the ESC.... that's where these "Undesirables" come in
Yea, but if they live here, they don't go back across the Causeway after work. "Undesirable" also work in Palm Beach and Beverly Hills but, they don't live there. That's the big difference.
Desirable

United States

#5 Nov 21, 2008
Imangttia wrote:
"Arlington Properties based in Birmingham paid $3 million for 25 acres behind the Eastern Shore Centre on Alabama 181 in Spanish Fort and has started construction on a 300-unit apartment complex, according to David Fo shee of Foshee Realty , one of the developers of the center. The Arlington at Eastern Shore Centre will feature a lake and putting green and will open next summer"
This is the beginning of the end for the Eastern Shore Centre. The undesirables will be coming in bus-loads across the Causeway to rent these units and turn the whole area into another Pritchard. Where are the zoning-brains of the authorities in Spanish Fort to allow rental units so close to such fine shopping facilities?
If it looks like the projects but has a lake and putting green, then that certainly sounds like a place for hillbillies. lol
NoBody

Knoxville, TN

#6 Nov 22, 2008
"This is the beginning of the end for the Eastern Shore Centre. The undesirables will be coming in bus-loads across the Causeway to rent these units and turn the whole area into another Pritchard. Where are the zoning-brains of the authorities in Spanish Fort to allow rental units so close to such fine shopping facilities?"

WOW!!! "UNDESIRABLES"? "ANOTHER PRICHARD"? It seems like somebody has a "racial bias". If you have a problem with a complex's appearance bringing down property value, fine. If you think that an apartment building doesn't jive with the overall look of the ES Center, cool with me. But, for the life of me, I can not see how, after 30 +/- years of desegregation one can sit here and refer to any race as "undersirable". You officially have your head up your butt. I almost started to have some speck of respect for you, but all is lost. RACISM is HATE! RACISM is IGNORANCE!
Imangttia

Foley, AL

#7 Nov 22, 2008
Undesirables are undesirables and Prichard is probably one of the highest crime centers in Southern Alabama. If you want to put these two facts together and decide that that constitutes racism then that's your choice. All I know is if the shoe fits--wear it. Oh! By the way, I worked for, contributed to and voted for Obama--I guess that makes me a racist.
NoBody

Knoxville, TN

#8 Nov 22, 2008
Tell me if you've heard this one. "I'm not racist...I have a lot of black friends." I guess your's is Obama. You call the population of Prichard undesirable people and claim to not be racist? Go there and tell them how undesirable they are. You won't. You'll hide here behind your computer.
Imangttia

Foley, AL

#9 Nov 22, 2008
If Chinatown was a high crime area and I said that I considered the undesirables in Chinatown to be a threat to the Eastern Shore Shopping Center if they moved there, I don't see why that would make me a racist anymore than saying the same about the undesirables in Pritchard, Mobile, Birmingham or Montgomery. I think that you know the truth but just can't stand the truth and fall back on accusing anyone who does speak the truth as being a bigot, racist or whatever. Get real and tell those who create this stereotype to clean up their act so these impressions are not made by people like me.
NoBody

United States

#10 Nov 24, 2008
Apples and Oranges. You did't say that you were worried that the undesirables from, let's say, Bayou La Batre would come here. Thier crime rate is comperable with Prichard's per capita. But that's "poor white" crime. You targeted Prichard with your comments. Maybe you are the one who perpetuates the stereotype. Maybe, just maybe, you should have left the whole "undesireables" part out. I agree that the new complex will be an eyesore and, depending on the rent value, will lower the value of the ESC as a whole. We all have spoke before thinking. Maybe this was your turn.
Imangttia

Foley, AL

#11 Nov 24, 2008
I know nothing about Bayou La Batre or I might have included the undesirables who live there in the point that I was making and that is that these apartments should not be where they are because it is well known that home ownership increases the value of an area contrasted to rental units which are much more likely to attract the lower economic group which unfortunately, is also the higher crime producing group.
Spanking New

Mobile, AL

#13 Dec 1, 2008
I didn't know "undesireables" could afford $800-$1000 rent? Just guessing at the cost.
Can you imagine how upset those pompas asses of the Timber Creek property owners association are?
Hey NoBody, chill out everybody knows the Kennedy's experiment didn't work. You know, the one where if blacks were mixed in with whites at school their level of education and social blending would become better. Now the white kids have gangsta rap blasting from their cars and need to pull their pants up. Maybe that is why Imangttia does not want them in his part of the world. Just making another guess.
Kashandra Phonecia

Des Moines, IA

#14 Jan 14, 2009
FastFred

Foley, AL

#15 Jan 19, 2009
Spanking New wrote:
I didn't know "undesireables" could afford $800-$1000 rent? Just guessing at the cost.
Can you imagine how upset those pompas asses of the Timber Creek property owners association are?
Hey NoBody, chill out everybody knows the Kennedy's experiment didn't work. You know, the one where if blacks were mixed in with whites at school their level of education and social blending would become better. Now the white kids have gangsta rap blasting from their cars and need to pull their pants up. Maybe that is why Imangttia does not want them in his part of the world. Just making another guess.
We can all live together,but the subject of sagging pants is why they are passing laws to stop this type of indecent dress.And there should be laws passed to stop the indecent Language in most Rap Music.Neither of these items are good for society.
shane beddingfield

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Jan 19, 2009
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Intelligent Person

United States

#18 Mar 6, 2009
In respect to the comments posted regarding the concerns surrounding the building of the new Arlington Apartments at the Easter Shore Centre, I would like to state the importance of additional upscale housing in the Baldwin County area. As you know Baldwin County is one of the fastest growing areas in Alabama and with growth comes jobs and with jobs comes stimulated growth for all local business owners, and through that there is a need for upscale housing. These apartments reflect the same beauty that is valued in the Eastern Shore area. I for one am excited that we are moving in the year 2009 with our choices in apartment living representing the luxury that we all want and deserve.I would motion to say that there won't be any undesirables living at The Arlington at Eastern Shore Centre.
Imangttia

Foley, AL

#19 Mar 6, 2009
Intelligent Person wrote:
In respect to the comments posted regarding the concerns surrounding the building of the new Arlington Apartments at the Easter Shore Centre, I would like to state the importance of additional upscale housing in the Baldwin County area. As you know Baldwin County is one of the fastest growing areas in Alabama and with growth comes jobs and with jobs comes stimulated growth for all local business owners, and through that there is a need for upscale housing. These apartments reflect the same beauty that is valued in the Eastern Shore area. I for one am excited that we are moving in the year 2009 with our choices in apartment living representing the luxury that we all want and deserve.I would motion to say that there won't be any undesirables living at The Arlington at Eastern Shore Centre.
You may be right and I hope you are. You seem to be the type of person a community would be proud to welcome.
Imangttias Meth Dealer

Duck Hill, MS

#20 May 5, 2009
If some of you bothered to look around, you would notice that most of these 'high-end regional developments' usually include some type of residential/office component. Better developments, like Birmingham's Summit or Huntsville's Bridge Street Town Center, have on site upscale apartments/condos. The Arlington, despite its rather unoriginal design and equally banal architecture, is simply the residential component for the ESC development. The monthly expense will usually price out the 'undesirables'.
Jurgita Kant

Duck Hill, MS

#21 May 5, 2009
If Eastern Shore Centre were such an upscale shopping center, then it wouldn't have problems leasing its numerous vacant and other wise undeveloped storefronts.
Imangttia

Foley, AL

#22 May 6, 2009
Trailer-Trash don't go to upscale shopping centers so I guess that the Eastern Shore Center would rather have a few vacant stores than lease them to pawn shop and bail bondsmen operations that probably would do a good business.

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