It was just last month that a man was held at gun point and robbed at the Courtyard Place Apartments on Jefferson Boulevard in South Bend.
It isn't the first time trouble has made its way around that complex, but many are hoping it will be the last.
Thanks to Bradley Company and Great Lakes Capital, this complex is now known as Cedar Glen Apartment Homes.
“Cedar tree is indigenous to the area and a glen is a, it kind of represents a peaceful valley and we are really looking to make this a peaceful place for people to live,” says Bradley Company Vice President, Bryson Toothaker.
Currently, Cedar Glen sits at 50 percent occupancy. That's because it’s all about turning this place around for the better and that includes asking many to leave.
“If you break the rules, you kind of have to pay the consequences and we are not going to allow any of those former violations to occur,” says Toothaker.
It also includes renovations.
“The parking lots have been resealed and striped. There has been landscape improvements, we’re actually cutting and edging the property, adding trees,” says Managing Director, Brian Harding.
They say ten security cameras that run 24 hours a day have been added along with several county officers paroling the area.
And the inside is having a much needed face lift of its own.
“We wanted to add fresh paint, add carpet, we have replaced, added ceiling fans in each one of the bedrooms and living areas. There are new counter tops new cabinetry in the kitchens, new appliances,” Harding continues.
Out of the 181 apartments, 12 units are renovated and five more are in the process. They say the first building will be done by October, all 181 will be done by August 2014. The first new tenant is moving in next week.