Thursday, March 25, 2010
Here's how it begins:
Low-income development is changing minds in downtown Dallas
By KIM HORNER / The Dallas Morning News
Skeptics envisioned a skid row when developers first proposed 200 downtown apartments for low-income and formerly homeless residents.
Sharon Denise Tillis, who used to live in a shelter, was among the first to move into CityWalk@Akard, a new low-income housing development. The waiting list has 300 people on it.
But so far, the project, CityWalk@Akard, has not lived up to those fears.
The 15-story apartment building opened just three months ago, and only 10 residents have moved in so far. But neighboring property owners say the project has already improved, rather than hurt, the neighborhood.
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