Letter to the Editor: New home construction
Who knew that in 2019 it’s still possible to build a new home in Downey that looks like a Downey home.
Today, while traveling through an unfrequented section of my Downey neighborhood, I was a bit shocked (pleasantly so) to see a new home under construction that probably would have seemed completely normal to a resident in 1960.
An L-shaped ranch style house was rising from the ashes of a home that had burned down a couple of years ago. One story with no signs of McMansionitis [sic] taking hold. It looks very nice, and might I say, probably very affordable.
Seeing this gives me hope that Downey need not be totally transformed into a generic suburb of the 21st century. Kudos to the owners that decided to buck the trend and not create another eye sore that casts ugly shadows upon their neighbors homes.