Last week, I posted an article about urban farming in the Lansdowne neighborhood. I hope all of my readers know that I posted the article with the best of intentions in telling what I found to be the best of Lansdowne. Unfortunately, I had some of my facts wrong.
Per an email I received from Bill Schroeder, president of the Lansdowne Civic League:
“First- thanks for the kind words on Lansdowne! Melvin Jewett posted your article about Lansdowne on our Facebook page today. As a fellow Realtor I think the message was great.
However, as the President of the Lansdowne Civic League [our version of an HOA, but voluntary etc] I need to address the fact that you have published something that is very misleading about living in Lansdowne and may cause me to get some calls from concerned residents. In all of our covenants it specifically states that “no animals or poultry of any kind shall be kept or maintained on any part of said property except house pets such as dogs and cats.” Lansdowne has 5 sets of covenants from all phases of development and all five make this statement. I have been unaware [as I am sure most residents have been also] of the Jewett’s keeping poultry on their property, and I imagine Melvin has been unaware his covenants.
I am not sure what the next steps will be, but I do need to make sure no one is publishing articles about Lansdowne that leads the reader to believe they can raise poultry, livestock or any other farm type animal without a change in covenants.
Would you please change your web site article so that people do not get the wrong impression of what they may be permitted to do in this regard?”
I would like to thank Mr Schroeder for bringing this to my attention, as it’s never my intention to mislead my readers. I would also like to apologize to my readers and to the residents of Lansdowne for posting incorrect information. The original article has been updated to remove any reference to chickens being allowed to be raised within the neighborhood.