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Spoede Road has one of the most atrocious examples of why flag lots are a poor planning idea. There are three house that are one right in front of each other coming down a hill to Spoede Road. Why would you want your view to be of someone's backyard.
Now that the McKnight Road overpass is being rebuilt, everyone is using the McCutcheon bridge. McCutcheon has always been an alley-like road that connects Clayton Road to Brentwood Forest. About 10 years ago Mayer Homes bought the one house that actually faced McCutcheon and tore it down. They put two homes on the lot. One faces McCutcheon and the other the wedged in. It is probably the worst situated home I have ever seen. The front of the home faces a row of scrappy evergreen cedars that are just a couple feet away and has a view of another home's backyard. These views below are taken from McCutcheon. I use to live in a neighborhood next door and we went to fight Richmond Heights in allowing this to happen. Richmond Heights just said that the houses meet the minimum lot size requirements and they can do nothing about it.