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November 21, 2008

Health of Forest City: not so Sterling

Writes Like She Talks

An Ohio blogger discovers Atlantic Yards Report, which prompts her to relate her own negative experiences with a Forest City Enterprises development known as Sterling Lakes.

I live in a town that is saddled with a little something developed by Forest City called Sterling Lakes which, to the best of my knowledge, has done not one single exemplary thing for our city and continues to be something that causes negative ripple effects throughout the four or so towns around it, mine included.

Many of us - though obviously not enough of us or enough of us who were in elected office and had a final vote - objected to Sterling Lakes from the start. We didn’t want the Porter property sold, we didn’t want it turned into a development and we didn’t want the development to be of homes that would primarily cost upwards of $800,000. Even a few years ago, some of us just knew that this region and the economy would not sustain such a project.

So, I suppose I’m glad tht FCE can see that something like that Baylee Properties would be an absolutely absurd undertaking, but I still sting, as do many of my neighbors, about how the Sterling Lakes project and all that it’s not reaped was pushed on us.

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Posted by eric at November 21, 2008 2:05 PM