Pendleton Flats bring change to Independence Avenue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The grand opening for Pendleton Flats Wednesday will be a sign of change on Brooklyn Avenue in the northeast. 

For years, the Brooklyn Heights Apartments were a haven for crime. 

“There was a lot of blight, but we've been able to really retool this,” said Kansas City councilman Jermaine Reed. 

Nearly $5 million, a mix of private and federal funds, is what it took to help developers renovate the complex. 

Councilman Reed says city leaders hope to make this area safe. 

“Everyone wants to live in a community where they are safe and free from crime, a place where they can raise their children. I believe what we are doing is a great example of how we revitalize our community one block, one child and one neighborhood at a time,” said Reed. 

The grand opening for the new apartments is Wednesday at noon. 

The building includes 30 mixed-income housing units. 

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