A developer based in Scottsdale, AZ has purchased the home of Joe Bashlow at 7110 SE Reed College Place. Representatives for the new owner, “Level 3 Homes,” and the General Contractor Nicholas Korbe have told neighbors the plan is to tear the house down to the foundation and replace it with a 3,800 square foot Mediterranean-style house. Next door neighbor Bob Schlesinger is in the process of scheduling a meeting with the developer so that Eastmoreland neighbors can air their concerns as well as view design plans for the new structure. Because the builder is calling this a “remodel” no neighborhood notification was necessary. The ENA has contacted city commissioners about ending the practice of speculative demolitions on Eastmoreland’s iconic street before more classic homes are lost.
The house at 7110 SE Reed College Place was built in 1931, and has spectacular beveled, leaded windows. The ENA is encouraging a flood of e-mails to city officials protesting this tear-down being allowed to go “under the demolition radar” as a “remodel.” Neighbors are in possession of contact information for OSHA and DEQ should the project proceed in an unsafe manner. The developer claims he is planning to conduct an asbestos survey, but neighbors will contact DEQ if he doesn’t. Please join the voices of protest. This home does not deserve to end up in a landfill.
There is also a Credo petition asking Jeremy Killian of Level 3 Funding to sell the house intact to someone else or remodel it, but leave it standing. Sign the petition at: