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Silver Oaks Developer Launches Informational Website

Residents can use the site to get more information about the moving process

Capstone Development Corp. launched an informational website for residents asked to relocate by the end of September.

Residents of the 55-and-older community and were informed that Capstone bought the property and intends to

The website states:

We know each of you have important questions that you want answered and we are here to address all of your questions. To aid in initially addressing your questions, please see the press release below entitled, "July 25th Capstone Press Release to Current Silver Oaks Residents."

The press release is attached in the media portion of this article.

Alton Irwin, Capstone's executive vice president of marketing, says what's on the website now is just a start. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Residents met on Tuesday night to start a petition battling the eviction. More on that can be found .

demo rat July 27, 2011 at 05:56 PM
Of course you don't recall any long grace period or such because you were 8 years old at the time. You'll find that as you get older and watch your parents and grandparents age, you'll have a better understanding the unique needs of our senior population.
Jon Ridinger July 27, 2011 at 09:55 PM
pac- not only do I interact with all 4 of my grandparents (the oldest of whom is soon to be 87) and my mother on a DAILY basis, but I had friends who were evicted by Silver Oaks in the late 80s when Silver Oaks decided to follow the market at the time and go Senior. Even as young as I was I remember how hard it was for them to suddenly have to move while they had 2 young children and were expecting a 3rd. I'll have to ask the mother how much time they were given. On top of that, I already faced my own eviction (along with my mom) from the house I grew up in. We didn't have even 30 days and $0 to help move. So yeah, I CAN understand the stress they're going through and the needs of our senior population. I can also understand the need to survive as a business, which is what Silver Oaks is in the end. Not sure what else Capstone can do beyond abandoning their plans that will satisfy people.
Denny Fox August 31, 2011 at 05:33 PM
As a Realtor and Pastor in Kent I can see both sides of this challenge. The property owner should be able to fully exercise his rights as a property owner to attain the highest and best (most profitable) use of his land. Any of us who own real estate should enjoy that right. Unfortunately, there are more and more cases where government is interfering with owner's rights. Many people in Kent are calling on such interference in this situation. So, what about the residents? Anyone who rents should know that you will never have the final say in your place there. If you want security you should buy your home. Many seniors are not able to maintain or keep up a home so retirement centers are perfect for them. The advocates that are screaming at this property owner should switch their energy to the individuals in need here. If we are going to hold a rally just forget about Capstone. They will have problems enough with student housing. Let's just find out who the needy people are here and help them find a new place and accomplish the move. It's not fun to move, but with lots of help it is no big deal...
David Badagnani August 31, 2011 at 05:51 PM
I find the message of this pastor (Rev. David Pattee, senior pastor of the United Church of Christ of Kent, Ohio, see pp. 1-2) much more inspiring, and in line with the actual words of Jesus as I read them in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. I see in those texts a lot of effort made on Jesus' part to assist the most vulnerable in his society (Galilee, a low-income area of Judea). WWJD? I'm not sure, but probably not applaud, in a public forum, the behavior of this Alabama developer and the destruction of an entire community of our valued elders. http://www.kentucc.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=gd%2BKcFRq1hw%3D&tabid=38
MOST HATED PERSON ON PATCH August 31, 2011 at 06:01 PM
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