Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Schöne Ansicht Developers Go Back on Their Word to Light Alley

When Schöne Ansicht developers Taurus McCain and Steve Yokley were promoting the build of their townhouse development at 6th and Hume a couple of years ago to Salemtown's neighborhood association, Mr. McCain promised neighbors who lived around it that they were going to put up a street light in the dark alley between 5th and 6th Avenues. McCain even went so far as discouraging neighbors from putting up lights themselves because the developers were "going to take care of it." Last year they followed through on the promise by finally putting in a light.

This morning NES crews dismantled the short-lived street light, and they told me that the developers had requested it.

What are we to make of this? Either that Taurus McCain and Steve Yokley are not developers of their word or that the party house at Schöne Ansicht needs more cover of darkness to piss and to brawl in. Schöne Ansicht residents are now stuck with a naked, lightless pole that sits in the middle of the culvert where stormwater run-off is supposed to flow.

UPDATE: Developer Steve Yokley says that I jumped to a premature conclusion in the comments below. I talked with Mr. Yokley in person this evening about the same issues, which confirms that the comment below is his.


  1. Thank you Dr. Byrd for the heads up!

    A quick phone call would have been much nicer. You seem to always jump to conclusions when I'm involved. I just talked to NES and somehow or another there was a mistake on their part, where the billing address got changed to the incorrect address. They are going to send the crew back out to correct the problem.

    I would really appreciate it, if you would call me in advance.

    Thanks for you help!

    Steve Yokley, Jr.

  2. I guess I'm accustomed to being burned when giving Schoene Ansicht the benefit of the doubt. It was easier to trust NES on this one, and their explanation was consistent with the ways the development has let us down in the past.

    As for calling you, you have told me explicitly in the past that I do not have permission to blog your comments, so if I'm writing something on your developments calling you would limit my ability to blog on the subject.

    You are welcome as you always have been to comment on the issues I raise as you see fit.