Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Turning Around the Creston Apartments

Here’s an interesting account of efforts to turn around a high crime, poorly maintained apartment project in Kansas City which was affecting the entire neighborhood. The short version:

  • Aggressive policing
  • Political involvement
  • On site security
  • Maintenance

I’m not sure if this can really be categorized as a success story though, since it apparently ends in the demolition of the project.