Promoting Healthy Occupancy through Education, Networking, and Information Exchange

In Cary, we believe community safety is directly tied to how involved citizens are with helping keep it safe. Project PHOENIX is designed to help residents, owners and rental property managers keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property.

This initiative brings Cary police and apartment managers together to share information, review crime trends and develop strategies for solving problems and reducing the fear of crime in and near multifamily housing developments. Team officers partner with residents and management staff to become involved in community affairs and tailor services to the unique characteristics and needs of the participating properties.

 

Benefits

  • A stable, satisfied tenant base
  • Reputation for active management
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Increased property value
  • Improved personal safety for residents and manager/staff.

Criteria

To be considered an active partner in Project PHOENIX, the apartment manager and their property must meet and maintain certain requirements.

  • The lease must include a Drug and Crime-Free Housing section or addendum
  • The property manager must attend the one-day Property Management Workshop
  • The property manager must host at least one social event each year
  • The property must meet and maintain several Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) requirements, where applicable. For example:
    • Solid core front door
    • Deadbolt with a minimum one-inch throw
    • Anti-slide and anti-lift devices for sliding glass doors
    • Wide-angle eye-viewers (peepholes)
    • Tree canopies trimmed up to six feetBushes and shrubs trimmed down to three feet
    • Adequate lighting
    • Adequate signage

PHOENIX officers conduct an initial assessment of the property and provide the property manager with a detailed report outlining which requirements they do and do not meet.  Officers also conduct periodic followups and annual assessments to ensure requirements are continually being met.

Apartment communities that meet these criteria will have a Project PHOENIX liaison officer assigned to their property, and signs can be posted identifying them as an active member.  In addition, property managers receive individualized incident cards informing them of any crimes or events that occurred on or near their property.

Participating Communities

Amberton at Stonewater
Amberwood at Lochmere 
Arboretum
Arbors at Cary
Ashton Woods
Bell Preston Reserve
Bennington Woods
Bexley at Carpenter Village
Bexley at Panther Creek
Bexley at Triangle Park
Boundary Village
Bradford
Brook Arbor
Cary Pines
Cary Pines Townhomes
Cary Reserve at Weston
Century Tryon Place
Chancery Village
Chatham Forest
Crescent Arbors
Franklin at Crossroads
Gregory North
Gregory South
Harrison Grande
Hawthorne at the Parkway
Hermitage at Beechtree
Hyde Park
Legacy Crossroads
Lofts at Weston Lakeside
Maynard Summit
Meadows at Kildaire
Meridian at Harrison Pointe
Merriwood
Oxford Square
Park at Crossroads
Parkside Place
Phillips Chatham Pointe
Pine Ridge
Sedgebrook
Tradition at Stonewater
The Grove at Cary Park
The Lodge
The Marq at Weston
The Reserve at Cary Park
The Reserve at Magnolia Ridge
Waterford Forest
Weston Lakeside
Westwood Park
Williamsburg Manor
Windsor at Tryon Village
Woodcreek
Woodlyn on the Green