There was an uproar in my neighborhood over the last 6 months regarding the owner of 1819 Mason Street who cut down very large trees on her property without permits and made no effort to improve the dilapidated shack located there. When I first moved into my neighborhood I thought it was pretty cool to have large trees on the block, as it provided greater privacy. Here is a shot of what it looked like then:

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And, this is after one tree was removed an another was chopped to a stump:

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Today I was surprised to find the building leveled when I was leaving for work. While a big part of me misses the character of the trees and shack, I’m also glad that it was finally removed, because it was far beyond repair.

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Now let’s just hope the city maintains the current zoning restriction on building higher than a single story on that lot…