A Lowry Grove recap: Residents are still fighting to keep their homes
As of today, Lowry Grove residents are still waiting to hear their fate — they are still fighting to keep their homes. If you’ve recently joined the conversation or have missed the most recent updates, scan through our quick recap of the main events occurring from April until now.
April and May: Residents of St. Anthony’s Lowry Grove mobile home park received a letter stating the park’s land was to be sold. Instead of packing, residents like Antonia Alvarez chose to stay and fight back by rallying her neighbors and campaigning for the cause. Under the right of first refusal, Alvarez discovered a way to save her and her neighbors’ homes. They just needed six million dollars in 45 days to match the buyer’s offer.
For more details: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/10/lowry-grove-mobile-home-funding
June: Aeon submits a counter purchase agreement on behalf of the residents, but Phil Johnson, owner of the Lowry Grove, sells the land to Continental Property Group one business day later. Aeon and Antonia Alvarez file a lawsuit with Hennepin County District Court on June 27th to preserve the manufactured home park.
For more details: http://www.aeonmn.org/blog/2016/08/lowry-grove-lawsuit-status/
Latest News: On September 8, 2016, Lowry Grove residents and their neighbors marched to the St. Anthony City Council hearing, expecting to learn their fate. Instead, the hearing was extended, largely because the lawsuit is still unsettled. The City Council will continue the hearing when more information is available about the status of the park.
For more details: http://www.fox9.com/news/203849672-story
Aeon continues to stand alongside Lowry Grove residents in this fight. Stay tuned to learn the court’s final decision.