Vincent Starnes lives at the North Park Terrace Apartments. One night, he says he fell and broke his hip because the outdoor lights had been broken for months.
The North Park Terrace Apartments in Vickery Meadow has been a bit of a ghost town for the past few months. Tenants of the 300-unit complex began moving out in October when they were told that the Dallas Independent School District had purchased the property as part of a 2015 bond package and would be building a new elementary school.
Since then, workers have been boarding up apartment windows and doors one by one. The large, sprawling campus is eerily quiet all day. At night, it’s very dark.
“I was going to work one day, emptying the garbage, and there be trash all out in the dumpster,” said Vincent Starnes, an apartment resident...Read More