Permit a childs tree house to remain on her parents property
  • Petitioned Broadlands Association, Inc.

This petition was delivered to:

Broadlands Modifications Subcommittee
Broadlands Association, Inc.

Permit a childs tree house to remain on her parents property

    1. Michael Keister
    2. Petition by

      Michael Keister

      Washington, DC

Special needs child has grown very attached to the tree house and it affords her a great chance to get outdoors and enjoy having a place of her own in a natural setting. It was a gift from her dad who built it lovingly and with considerable time and materials. This tree house is not harming anyone and no one other than Broadlands Association Inc. has raised any objections to it. Many people who see it have expressed admiration.  See pictures here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2829906948339.2117743.1279058152&type=3&l=41ec71cfee

 

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Thank you everyone for your support!

      Michael Keister
      Petition Organizer

      We're over 50 and counting. I will be presenting this petition to the modifications subcommittee on March 21. The more people who sign, the greater my argument for appeal will be. Thanks again - if you get a chance please pass this on to anyone you think might also like to support this cause.

    3. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Dean Buckley BROADLANDS, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      The owner is willing to work with the HOA, I fail to see how the tree house has any negative effect in the area looking at all the pictures.

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    • Caroline Marks BROADLANDS, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Homeowners' Associations are ridiculous and this is a really cool treehouse. As someone who works with children who have special needs I know how important it can be for them to have a space that is all their own. Much of their lives are put into the hands of doctors and caregivers and this can be overwhelming and cause a feeling of lost control. This treehouse is beautiful and I wish you the best of luck!

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    • Greg Close MCLEAN, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Has any neighbor actually complained about this? Or is it simply the board enjoying exercising their authority?

      How about the board exercising some common sense and good judgement.

      I am always happy to see activities that pull kids away from homework and video games. I believe this is good for kids and good for our society.

      The treehouse should stay unless there is a truly compelling reason for it to go.

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    • Gina Bradbury ASHBURN, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      My son is autistic. In my eight years of research, I have learned that one of the most critical forms of comfort is provided by means of supplying a private sanctuary. I live in the Broadlands, and am disgusted by residents' lack of empathy for this family, regurgitating the rules to the point of insulting their integrity. I hope this treehouse stays, and wish this family the best of luck.

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    • LOIS PRICE BENNET, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      this is butiful my son is special needs child also i would love to have this in my back yard i fell for her this is a discrase to talk this from a child!

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