The worst thing that ever happened to Wilmington was the building of large communities of public housing near downtown. Nothing against poor people (I grew up white trash in a trailer in Zionville) but when you concentrate that much poverty and ignorance in one area you are going to have crime regardless of race. The closing and conversion of Nesbitt Courts is a prime example of an immediate improvement in crime and quality of life to a neighborhood. Public housing should not be on prime real estate.
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