Business Journal: Riverlake Project Moves Forward
The controversial Islands at Riverlake subdivision in the Pocket area is finally going to be built.
Friday, June 9, 2006
Regis Homes plans to start construction this month on the Islands at Riverlake … even though neighborhood opponents say they plan to appeal yet again. The group, known as the Pocket Protectors, disagree with the aesthetics, layout and design for the 139 new homes planned on narrow strips of land in the Pocket area. They first filed suit in 2003. They eventually secured a court order, blocking construction … but now, 18 months later, the courts have lifted that order … and the homebuilder is moving forward. The dispute gained notoriety because city officials want this project despite residents’ opposition.