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WPB public housing complex seeks developers for new additions

December 30, 2010 03:49PM

The biggest public housing complex in West Palm Beach is accepting bids from developers for nine new buildings at the site. The Dunbar Village project, which officials say could begin in as little as two months, would involve taking down part of the 8-foot fence that surrounds the complex. The fence was built in the 1990s with the intent of keeping crime outside the border of Dunbar Village. The prospect of it disappearing has some residents worried, particularly those who still remember the 2007 gang rape there that was the subject of national media coverage. But according to Laurel Robinson, executive director of the West Palm Beach Housing Authority, the demand for public housing is at a record high, and the additions at Dunbar Village will mean more residents, and thus more people to watch out for and report crime. [WPTV]