Thursday, September 29, 2011

North Side Adventures

Today during our group exploration of the North Side of Kalamazoo I was fairly shocked to see as many empty houses as we did. Not only were the houses abandoned but they seemed as though they had not been touched in some time, with grass growing tall and many spots of the house needing serious repair. Something else that really shocked me was the condition of the sidewalks. I noticed a tremendous difference between the quality of sidewalks in my neighborhood and the ones on the north side. It was strange to see public things like sidewalks in such disarray. What can the city do to make neighborhoods like this more attractive to potential home owners?

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