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Crime-Ridden Street Replaced With Family Housing

Crime-Ridden Street Replaced With Family Housing

Posted - Oct. 29, 2003 at 3:36 p.m.



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Sam Penrod ReportingOnce the most crime-ridden street in West Valley City, Harvey Street is no more.

The address was 3800 South 3375 West. It was tagged with gang graffiti and known for drug problems. Today Harvey Street is no more. Name and all are gone.

Crime-Ridden Street Replaced With Family Housing

Today a brand new family housing complex stands where Harvey Street used to. Eighty-eight affordable housing units will officially open tonight. With a computer center, pool and new playground, there's not a trace of the old street. West Valley even abandoned the name -- now it's called Willow Park.

Layne Morris, Housing Administrator, West Valley: "It's an amazing transformation. To go from one of the most crime-ridden streets in the valley really, to this. It's one of the most amazing stories we have in our city."

Crime-Ridden Street Replaced With Family Housing

This isn't the end of the it either. Next year work will finish on another addition -- an affordable 79-unit senior apartment complex.

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