Alameda Point: Update

Nearly 20 development firms have indicated an interest in developing Alameda Point. They have until December 4th to submit a non-refundable $20,000 deposit and other references to prove their qualifcations. Among the development firms are: Catellus/Prologis, Lennar Urban, Standard Pacific Homes and Warmington Homes. The above link has the complete list.

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2 Responses to “Alameda Point: Update”

  1. Mike Morgan Says:

    If the city of Alameda is seriously considering Lennar Corporation as a leader for the Naval Air Station project, they need to do a bit of research about Lennar’s track record. Spend some time on http://www.DefectiveHomes.org and read about how Lennar turns the American Dream into the American Nightmare for thousands of homeowners throughout the country, including California.

    Senator Elizabeth Dole said it best when she was on the Federal Trade Commission: ” . . . for too many Americans, the dream home has turned into a nightmare. You know as well as I do that as families move into their own little Garden of Eden, more and more are finding the apple full of worms. As a result, some homebuyers believe they are being bilked for thousands of dollars, and they are expressing not only anguish but outrage. Shoddy building practices can be concealed from many purchasers who cannot be expected to have the technical expertise to evaluate the structural soundness of a home or the quality of electrical, plumbing, or air conditioning systems…The patience of the American consumer is rapidly running out. . . . Consumers are demanding more protection from the government, not LESS. The consumer movement is no longer made up of small bands of activists with no troops standing behind them; the consumer movement is now part of our culture – it embraces every one of us. And it will not be denied over an issue so fundamental as decent housing . . .”

    This statement was made in 1979, but nothing has changed. If anything, with the raging housing boom, and the inability of local inspectors to keep up with inspections, this problem has become a national virus, and Lennar is the poster child for defective homes.

    If the city does select Lennar, they will need to implement a very aggressive inspection policy throughout the entire construction phase, not just final inspections, when the worst defects are already covered up with walls and roofs.

    One of the most egregious examples of Lennar callous disregard for the American Homeowner was the electrocution of a man in a new Lennar home that recently received a clean inspection. Now the widow and her children are involved in a lawsuit with Lennar, and Lennar is not accepting responsibility. The lawsuit details can be found at http://www.DefectiveHomes.org

    Mike Morgan – 772-260-5448

    “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws” – Plato 427-347 BD

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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    Contact: Mike Morgan
    3830 NW Royal Oak Drive, Jensen Beach, Fl 34957

    Cell Phone: 772-260-5448 – 7 Days A Week
    Toll Free: 888-227-5217 – 7 Days A Week
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    Email – Mike@DefectiveHomes.org

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  2. huttoparke Says:

    Defective-homes.net has been taken over by Lennar. You can find Mike Morgans old site here at http://www.searchhutto.com/lennar_defects/

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