Hillyard residents ready for change at troubled mobile home park


by Pradeep Hatcher


Posted on September 1, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 1 at 5:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Business owners and neighbors in Hillyard said they’re hopeful about plans to make changes at a troubled mobile home park in the area.

People in Hillyard had complained about the crime at the Easy Acres Mobile Home Village, formerly the Wishing Well Mobile Home Park.  Lisa Bonser, who lives at Easy Acres, said she’s looking forward to living in a cleaner, safer place.

"It's gotten run down overtime - pretty bad,” said Bonser, “so it could use a face lift."

The new owner announced plans to get rid of vacant, unsafe homes and replace them with newer mobile homes.  The owner also planned to create a centralized trash area to keep garbage off the streets and gate the community for added security.

"If it's gated, I wouldn't be worried about people stealing," said Bonser.

Nearby business owners say they’re also looking forward to the clean-up.

"…To make this area a thriving area so when people come back to Hillyard they say wow, it is changing," said Richard Burris with the group Greater Hillyard Business.

"It's about improving the quality of life in your neighborhood, wherever you live,” added Allstate owner Paul Hamilton.

The owner of Easy Acres Mobile Home Village hoped to begin the renovations over the coming weeks.