Unannounced Hoboken telephone poles
Do Hoboken telephone poles lower Real Estate value?
One resident who lives uptown is a bit miffed at the new Hoboken telephone poles that were installed right in front of her window without notice. Does she have a legitimate gripe?
“We recently purchased a condo at 1100 Adams and came home one day to find a new telephone pole right in front of our window (we are on the 4th floor so the pole, wires etc have completely destroyed the beautiful view we purchased).
We have contacted the zoning department and a few other officials whose contact details were available online but have yet to receive a response. Who would you suggest we speak to? Our property value has diminished and we are also worried about any storms that may come our way. The pole will be right in our living room (in the meantime, about 10 feet over, the building is entirely brick with no windows).”
Do you think a utility pole adds or subtracts from Real Estate value? Or is this just something you need to accept living in a city with modern conveniences and technology?