GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro Councilman Zack Matheny and other city leaders say enough is enough when it comes to the substandard living conditions and crime at the Heritage House apartment complex on Meadowview Road.
Matheny said under the direction of Councilman Mike Barber, council would like to work with housing agencies to find placement for the residents then shut the complex down.
"I talked with the police chief today and yesterday and he believes it should be condemned or repurposed in some form or fashion," Matheny said. "We wouldn't leave anybody stranded and we would want to make sure everybody is comfortable, but I can tell you right now through inspections and the problems we've had, police are having to come to this place eight times a day on average, nobody's comfortable. So we got to figure something out.”
Last year, more than 2,800 calls for service were made to the Heritage House to Greensboro police and other emergency services.