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

Apartments at the Arboretum

Arbors at Cary

Arium at Kildaire

Ashton Woods

Aurella Cary

Aventura Crossroads

Bell Preston Reserve

Bexley at Carpenter Village

Bexley at Panter Creek

Bexley at Triangle Park

Boundry Village


Brook Arbor

Cary Greens at Preston

Cary Pines

Cary Pines Townhomes

Century Tryon Place

Chancery Village at the Park

Chatham Forest

Crescent Arbors

Crowne at Cary Park

Gregory North

Gregory South

Grove at Cary Park

Harrison Grande at Cary

Hawthorne at the Parkway

Hermitage at Beechtree

Highland Village

Hudson Cary Weston

Hyde Park

Lodge At Crossroads

Lofts at Weston Lakeside

Meridian at Harrison Point


Oxford Square

Park at Crossroads

Parkside Place

Pine Ridge


The Aster

The Franklin

The Reserve at Cary Park

Town Station

Tradition at Stonewater

Waterford Forest

Weston Lakeside

Westwood Park

Williamsburg Manor

Willow Creek

Windsor at Tryon Village


Woodlyn on the Green