It is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, if you must know. The property owner has done nothing to it so it is natural.
Water drainage happens as it seeps in the soil as it does anywhere else.
Adding dirt costs money. The owner is not going to spend money when his objective is to sell the land. Spending money cuts into his profits. So, he is good as is as it is "natural". Not a park.(which means it is developed as a park so needs to be insured against public lawsuits who use the park) Fencing it costs money. (Barb wire & electrified fencing is not free.)
It does not NEED ANY DIRT. He can leave it natural. It is called a vacant lot. Every city has them. Vacant lot owners just need the weeds kept cut down and that is all. The city owns many MT lots for future building projects...or the owners were behind on their taxes so the city now owns the property and in many cases there is an old house on there which either burns down or gets bulldozed over as it is beyond repair meaning just an empty lot remains... as an investment to make a future sale making a profit for city coffers(which should reduce your city taxes or at least maintain the amount you pay. You will see other vacant lots...when you look for them. They are just MT green spaces.
A puddle is not considered a hazard. The water SEEPS DOWNWARD "and cools down HELL"(if ye be religious minded) but in reality, it seeps down to the water table like it has done for a million years. Or evaporates into the air on warm days like it has for another million years.
. Besides; puddles and kids with gumboots is something that every kid does "STOMP, STOMP,STOMP /SPLASH, SPLASH, SPLASH." Or kids build toy boats out of sticks and race them. Older kids will ride their bikes through the puddle at high speed splashing the water all around because it is WATER...and stuff kids do.
. Rainwater is not owned by anyone. Same goes for SNOW. Allowing wild grasses and weeds to grow stop the possibility of dust storms as the grasses lock down the loose dirt. Or do you prefer a dust storm inside YOUR house on a windy day? because the lot next door has no plant growth on it....and the wind picks up the dirt and rams it into your house.
.Building a waterproof retaining wall means DEVELOPING & a pond is built there as there is depth. People will drown(just trying to get insurance money from the city...or you). or boating. Do YOU WANT THAT? Making it deeper means it takes longer to disappear. Mosquito breeding ground and a landing spot for ducks, and geese& frogs and cooties.
.. Fortunately somebody will buy the land and put up a wet dispensary (meaning those people addicted to drugs can come to a dispensary and shoot up safely. So you will have a bunch of druggies in your neighborhood. Hope like Hell that does not happen. Right now you got "NOBODY" as a neighbor. That will not be for long. That is a certainty.
Maybe a Qwiky Mart with a "HaPoo running the store"
In any case, it is NOT YOUR LAND. Buy it and it is yours to do with what you want...when you buy the permits and get the permission from the city to do your development....after fighting the neighbors who have taken your development proposal to court to have it squashed. Meaning your development could take "years" before it happens.
· 4 weeks ago