In Sunnyside, a landmark dispute
Homeowners are upset to see how the debate has torn apart the community.
"It seems to have caused a divide," said Hillary Fox, a 10-year Sunnyside resident, "which is sad, because that's not what the community is about."
Sunnyside residents fault city descriptions of homes
In one example, the commission wrote that the 39th Avenue home owned by Geraldine Ronan did not have a back porch, but did have a railing to the basement in the front. The city also indicated that the covering on her front porch was historic.
A visit to her property revealed Ronan does have a back deck, but not a railing to the basement. She installed the wood siding on the front porch in the past couple of years.
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