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.



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


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 feet
    • Bushes 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 
Arbors at Cary
Ashton Woods
Bell Preston Reserve
Bennington Woods
Bexley at Carpenter Village
Bexley at Panther Creek
Bexley at Triangle Park
Boundary Village
Brook Arbor
Cary Pines
Cary Pines Townhomes
Century Tryon Place
Chancery Village at the Park
Chatham Forest
Crescent Arbors
The Franklin
Gregory North
Gregory South
Harrison Grande at Cary
Hawthorne at the Parkway
Hermitage at Beechtree
Hyde Park
Lofts at Weston Lakeside
Meridian at Harrison Pointe
Oxford Square
Park at Crossroads
Parkside Place
Pine Ridge
Tradition at Stonewater
The Grove at Cary Park
Lodge at Crossroads
The Reserve at Cary Park
Waterford Forest
Weston Lakeside
Westwood Park
Williamsburg Manor
Windsor at Tryon Village
Woodlyn on the Green