Trump faces off with Doral locals over trees

Miami /
Sep.September 26, 2014 12:00 PM

Donald Trump has some Doral locals up in arms after having a fence of bushy trees installed along the perimeter of the Trump National Doral golf complex.

Trump argues the trees give a feeling of serenity, but neighbors say that Trump has robbed them of their unobstructed views of the fairways, according to the Miami Herald.

Some residents even claim they have a legal right to golf views based on agreements between the site’s previous owner and the developer. However, Trump attorneys say those promises aren’t binding.

“Most people are happy when I plant trees. They feel much more secure without golf balls smashing into their windows,” Trump told the newspaper. “Look, I’m looking to build one of the great resorts of the world. You can’t be standing on a hole and looking at someone else’s hanging laundry, barbeque pit, or garbage cans which are stored in the back of the houses. These are beautiful trees.”

Trump bought the course site out of bankruptcy in 2012. He says the agreements between the original developer and the former course owner are extinguished.

But that line isn’t going over well with residents.

“We all paid an extra amount in the thousands of dollars, and now he is cutting off our view and our enjoyment,” said Judith Roche, a longtime Doral resident. “He’s selfish. He totally ignored the welfare of thousands of Doral citizens. That’s the crux of our position.” [Miami Herald]Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Donald Trump, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr with 1125 South Ocean Boulevard (Premier Estate Properties, Getty)
Trump’s Palm Beach estate listed for rent asking $208K a month
Trump’s Palm Beach estate listed for rent asking $208K a month
A photo illustration of prominent guests at the Witkoff wedding (via Instagram)
Nuptials Mar-a-Lago style: Donald Trump, Don Peebles, Barry Sternlicht among real estate elite at Witkoff wedding
Nuptials Mar-a-Lago style: Donald Trump, Don Peebles, Barry Sternlicht among real estate elite at Witkoff wedding
Donald Trump and Grant Cardone (Cardone Enterprises)
Presidential surprise: Donald Trump kicks-off Grant Cardone’s 10X Growth Conference
Presidential surprise: Donald Trump kicks-off Grant Cardone’s 10X Growth Conference
Donald Trump and The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach (Getty Images, LoopNet, iStock/Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal)
Trump’s toilet triumph: Guests of the former No. 1 will have more places to go No. 2
Trump’s toilet triumph: Guests of the former No. 1 will have more places to go No. 2
Eric and Lara Trump with 502 Bald Eagle Drive in Jupiter (Getty, Google Maps)
Trump town: Eric and Lara buy home near Don Jr. in Jupiter
Trump town: Eric and Lara buy home near Don Jr. in Jupiter
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Jeffrey Soffer and former President Donald Trump (Ebyabe/Wikipedia, Getty, iStock)
Gambling portability a no-go in Florida this year for Jeffrey Soffer, Trump
Gambling portability a no-go in Florida this year for Jeffrey Soffer, Trump
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle with 494 Mariner Drive (Getty, Google Maps)
Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle buy $10M Jupiter mansion
Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle buy $10M Jupiter mansion
Gil Dezer (Photos by Sonya Revell)
The Closing: Gil Dezer
The Closing: Gil Dezer
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...