Attainably-priced apartments for Monroe College students and young people, as well as mixed-income apartments, condos and townhomes for everyone. A strong downtown living presence results in safer streets. Downtown living via apartments and condos provides continuous activity on the surrounding streets via its residents, who have a financial stake in keeping the immediate area safe and clean. When in proximity of offices and businesses, natural surveillance is provided day and night by workers, residents and patrons. Downtown residents support downtown businesses, which also enhance public safety, and may form a neighborhood watch group for the downtown. Downtown housing also increases the municipality's tax base, allowing for more public safety investment in the downtown.

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