Stranahan House activists are sued

Stranahan House activists are sued

There are 237 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 14, 2007, titled Stranahan House activists are sued. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

FORT LAUDERDALE The developers who tried to build a high-rise next to historic Stranahan House missed South Florida's real estate boom, and now they want payback.

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TwoEvils

Pottstown, PA

#24 May 15, 2007
Only an idiot would live in a 42-story highrise in hurricane country! Preserve historic sights!
Corruption Central

Atlanta, GA

#25 May 15, 2007
SLAP suits are becoming more common as corrupt politicians and greedy developers run into financial snags.Thank Brittany and a bunch of other reporters in Broward and Dade who see through the subterfuge. Take a look at the monster buildings going up in Palm Beach while "Lois" begs everyone to "save water"! Give me a break!
FrenchNeedDeodor ant

AOL

#26 May 15, 2007
"It's just time to stop the insanity," said Don Hall, attorney for Related Group.

the insanity is building more condos and flooding the already over crowded area with more people and adding more traffic . A group opposes this idea and the developers want to sue ? Let's keep an eye on the judge who handles this case to see the amount of kickback/donations that comes from the developers. It's all about the money and not what's right or wrong anymore.

“Another Lawyer”

Since: Feb 07

Weston FL

#27 May 15, 2007
This is a disgrace! It most certainly is a SLAPP suit!
Victim of Socitey

Davenport, IA

#28 May 15, 2007
everyman wrote:
Please put me on the jury, the Developers will lose their ****, and I'd add more in penalties against them!
Glad to see you have an open mind and are willing to listen to facts before awarding a verdict. You will make a fine juror.
Average Joe

United States

#29 May 15, 2007
wake up wrote:
Look you liberal wacko.... the American public is sick of developers destroying the landscape and raising the property taxes. If they had their way they would level every old building and house in the state and build high rise condos. It is about time the people took their land and city back !!!!
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I am part of the American public and totally disagree with you. PLEASE DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME!!!! And by the way, the activists are the LIBERAl WACKOS, the developers are most likely business conservatives.
NATIVE

Boynton Beach, FL

#30 May 15, 2007
**** The Developers!

These guys have ruined Florida! Where are our Owl's!!! The only place you can find Hootie anymore is at Hooters! What is wrong with that picture!

HEY DEVELOPERS LEAVE US ALONE WE HATE YOU!!!!
J-Rock

Boca Raton, FL

#31 May 15, 2007
They are as greedy as the activist say they are ,since they can't sale their condo for a outstanding price they feel suing the people who held them up for priceing the general public out of their place. Good for them they should lose money try'ing to takr advantage of common people.
Ralph Kramden

AOL

#32 May 15, 2007
everyman wrote:
Please put me on the jury, the Developers will lose their ****, and I'd add more in penalties against them!
Yeah ... I want to be on that jury, too. Don Hall and The Related Group would end up being the poorest, sorriest laughing stock in town.
Blanchemarie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#33 May 15, 2007
We don't need another hi-rise condo. We need a park for residents to enjoy but there's no money in it for some greedy, selfish developer so we get another hi-rise. Thanks Fort Lauderdale for letting the citizens down again.
soso

Boca Raton, FL

#34 May 15, 2007
FrenchNeedDeodorant wrote:
"It's just time to stop the insanity," said Don Hall, attorney for Related Group.
the insanity is building more condos and flooding the already over crowded area with more people and adding more traffic . A group opposes this idea and the developers want to sue ? Let's keep an eye on the judge who handles this case to see the amount of kickback/donations that comes from the developers. It's all about the money and not what's right or wrong anymore.
I agree stop the insanity...the builder is griping because he missed the boom...won't make as much...well bully for them. We don't need any more luxary condos and the developer has left alot of shaded areas sounds like...for instance parking...why not build...oh I don't know...affordable (by blue collar standards) housing???
MyNewAlias

New Orleans, LA

#35 May 15, 2007
Wow. An example of a victory for organized citizens.

“MANGLER”

Since: Dec 06

Atlanta, GA / Seattle, WA

#36 May 15, 2007
That second tower was always part of the plans. It was up on a billboard on Las Olas for 2 years for all to see. If you bought at Riverhouse and didn't know that there was going to be a 30 story tall building right there, you deserve to have your view obliterated. Actually, it is smaller than the original master plan. Orignally, there would have been a mirror tower to Riverhouse, only it would have had green windows rather than blue. That would have been another 42 story building with a 3 story, 10,000 SF penthouse that Marino could have bought.
uuugh wrote:
Poor Related Group...First of all...they started thier sales center with a greedy approach... You had to put $50k down and a wish list of apartments you wanted...all without knowing the price...then.. a few months later...you were told which unit you were lucky enough to get and for what price... That is why Realtors rejected it...also..the floor plans suck! I think the public would have embraced this project and it would have sold out if it were not for the Developer GREED! What about parking? They dance around that answer in the sales center.
BUYER BEWARE IF YOU BUY FROM A DEVELOPER... The SALES STAFF WILL BE LONG GONE along with the BROKEN PROMISES when you finally move in.
Go to the las Olas Riverhouse and ask the sales center about the empty lot that Tarragon Corporation owns adjacent to the building... they will play dumb about the 30 story office hotel building that they have presented plans to the city... they will tell you they know nothing about what is to be built... or that your views and your value will be obliterated! They are blaming sluggish sales on "the slow market" ... NO it is because of a GREEDY DEVELOPER who is raping the very people they sold to... There are nearly 100 of 284 apartments for sale in the building... Wait until you see the owners in there are getting ready to announce a lawsuit to sue Tarragon for FRAUD and mis-representation! BUYERS BEWARE!
Deerfield Beach

AOL

#37 May 15, 2007
Snowbirds Go Home wrote:
You know who buys most of these condos? Filthy rich jerkoffs, from all over the place, who fly into town for a little vacation or holiday with their cling-on friends and then fly back to their mansions somewhere else. These places are either vacation joints or corporate bang-pads. Who the hell can afford these overpriced McPartments?!?
They are corporate bang pad. No self respecting snowbird will buy in this market.The corporate Bang pad is allowed to take the loss on thir income tax assuming they pay anything and are not an off shore shell.
beach gal

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#38 May 15, 2007
Think about it wrote:
For everyone thinking Related is the bad guy here-if it had been YOUR piece of land that YOU were not allowed to cash in on because somebody else did not like what YOU wanted to do on YOUR property-you would be singing a far different tune than the comments above. What these "activists" did was tantamount to taking the
Related Cos. hostage on what actually was a prime building spot. Like them or not-see them as the greedy developer if you must-there was a huge violation of the companies rights by a handful of people who rightfully are being sued and will have their day in court to defent themselves.
how many of you remember when Hyde Park market was there? It was such a cool place. All of Las Olas was. Not anymore. I have no sympathy for Related or any of the politicians who have allowed the developers to rape our land. We can control the growth. We just have to say no. That article about Broward's population growth yesterday, doesnt have to happen.
soso

Boca Raton, FL

#39 May 15, 2007
What made Florida unique is just about gone thanks to "developers" cashing in, there should have long ago been standards set, and not just when someone power needed to get their way. We Floridians are always shutting the barn door after the horse is out. If you doubt that, just look at the state our State is in! Our government's priorities are so straight, cry poor but pay for facilities for privately owned businesses like professional sports venues, when people rightly call for relieve-they cant get along. Gee I'm quite sure that slavery was abolished...and yet....
DRANDALL

Pompano Beach, FL

#40 May 15, 2007
I TOTALLY AGREE, IT'S TIME TO STOP THIS ACTIVIST MADNESS. THE DEVELOPERS MAY NOT WIN THE SUIT, BUT I GUARANTEE YOU THAT THE ACTIVIST WILL PAY DEARLY IN LEGAL FEES TO FIGHT THIS, NOT TO MENTION THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS THEY WILL HAVE NOT KNOWING IF THIS LAWSUIT WILL WIPE THEM OUT FINANCIALLY. EITHER WAY IT'S A WIN-WIN SITUATION FOR THE DEVELOPER.
J-Rock

Pompano Beach, FL

#41 May 15, 2007
patrickfll wrote:
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1/2 brain input. A condo is a hotel alternative in a city you do business in, but do not reside.
Smart guy,you think that their a alternative to a hotel how silly are you? If that true why don't you pay like a hotel.You have the same bills as a person living in a single family home with no say about what you want, it's what the condo commandos want.Smartin up young man these folks don't think or give a damn about you so think before you speak because these some folks can come and take your place to and sue you for fighting for it DONT BE DUMB.
Eric

Pompano Beach, FL

#42 May 15, 2007
Related must be nuts. If this suit proceeds to a jury they'll be toast. Folks just aren't that stupid. Developers may own our political leaders, but they'll never be able to shut down broad based citizen opposition to their greed. Government Of, By and For the Developer shall not stand.
Love Lauderdale

United States

#44 May 15, 2007
They should build the building on the condition that they throw Don Hall off of it.

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