For example, a house on East Chevy Chase Drive that was approved despite many protests has been under construction for at least three years. After removing approximately 800 truckloads of top soil, denuding the land and building towering retaining walls, construction is at a standstill. Frankly, it looks ghastly.
Now we have a totally and permanently disfigured hillside that erodes each time it rains. In the heavy rains, the mud cascaded down to Chevy Chase Drive, closing the street, and I shudder to think who paid the expenses of the equipment, overtime and damage this mud slide wrought. I suspect the generous taxpayers took the hit.
This monstrosity should have never been approved in the first place.
Then we have Kennington Drive/Cascadia Drive, which looks like Beirut after a missile strike. There are partially constructed structures, abandoned equipment, temporary chain-link fences and outhouses all over the place. There are potential residences up there that have been "under construction" for years.
The same thing is going on at the top of Greenwich. A pretty lot was bulldozed, concrete was poured, temporary fences erected, large palates of cinder blocks delivered and a lovely blue outhouse and large beat up dumpster placed for all to see. For the past month, however, not a single worker has shown their face. The poor neighbors. Does anyone down at City Hall ever think of them? That unsightly mess will probably sit for at least a year until the permits must be renewed. It's terribly, terribly wrong.
These developer types remind me of dogs that lift their legs to identify their "territory."