Let’s have a look at the joys of living in suburbia, courtesy of Burbed reader PK. Thanks very much for the reminder why we should buy in the Real Bay Area, and only in the Real Bay Area.
By Bonnie Eslinger, Daily News Staff Writer
POSTED: 08/07/2013 06:32:45 PM PDT | UPDATED: A DAY AGO
The clock is ticking for Harvey Blight to remove two large sheds in front of his home near Menlo Park that officials say give the property a blighted look.
San Mateo County Deputy County Counsel Eugene Whitlock filed an abatement warrant Friday ordering Blight to get rid of the sheds he never received permission to build, in 30 days.
If he doesn’t, the county would find someone to do the work and charge Blight for it, Whitlock said Monday, estimating that the cost could run up to $10,000.
Blight couldn’t be reached for comment, but he left a voicemail message Tuesday night calling the county’s move a "misuse of judicial power."
Not sure that the two sheds (that would cost up to $10,000 to get rid of) were exactly worse than what was there before.
Unless the sheds were made out of the vehicles in this photo.
Let’s check out the satellite photo and see if that’s any better. And while we’re at it, who wants to see the house?
615 11th Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
$674,000 Trulia Estimate
Stories: 2 story
Parking: Detached Garage
Subdivision: NORTH FAIR OAKS NO 3
Lot Size: 5,227 sqft
Parking Spaces: 1
County: San Mateo
Built In 1940
Tax Rate Code Area: 73-023
615 11th Ave This Single-Family Home located at 615 11th Avenue, Menlo Park CA. 615 11th Ave has 2 beds, 1 bath, and approximately 760 square feet. The property has a lot size of 5,227 sqft and was built in 1940. The average listing price for similar homes for sale is $3,337,532 and the average sales price for similar recently sold homes is $687,817. 615 11th Ave is in the Fair Oaks neighborhood in Menlo Park, CA.
That’s more like it. No permits, no picket fence, and plenty of pointing and yelling. Be sure to read the article for the Nazi Germany simile. Not too often that a news story gets Godwinned covering a permit issue.
Also the place is assessed for a whopping $44 grand, assuring the neighborhood that Harvey “Two Sheds” Blight isn’t going anywhere.