Loitering Around 14th and Irving

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Announcements July 7, 2014 at 11:52 am

Loitering Around 14th and Irving


I’m sure this has been brought up a lot, but I have had a lot of issues this past month. I recently moved into Highland Park (1400 Irving) and live relatively close to the parking garage. For those unaware of the layout, there is a dirveway between the Potbelly and the clinic that cars go under to get into the parking garage and for employees to quickly park that work at Lou’s/Pete’s/Acre. There are ALWAYS people just hanging out in that parking area, even inside. Numerous times I have seen people blatantly doing drugs, selling drugs, and drinking beer. My frustration has culminated this weekend in being woken up at 2:30AM on the 6th by fire works being set off right below my window (I live on the third floor). I have tried to contact the police numerous times, but it seems that they do not care whatsoever. Even if there is a cop around the area, he/she seems to not care about the blatant drug use and rowdiness.

I am basically questioning about the legality of people loitering within the confines of the parking driveway. Is this considered private parking or not? Has anyone had any issues with people loitering around there buildings at all hours of the day/night?

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That whole damn intersection is a sh**hole unfortunately, and it was well before you moved in. I live diagonally across the intersection from you. We used to have the same problem until the bank on the corner put metal bars on the window sills preventing people from sitting on them. That basically drove everyone away because there wasn’t a place to sit down anymore. Amazing how it cleaned up the area. Now I notice everywhere that has a place for someone to sit, a bunch of bums will just congregate around that spot. Bench in front of the CVS, bums. Benches all around the metro, bums. Benches at 14th and Kenyon in front of The Heights, bums.

I’ve seen the same drug/alcohol use that you have when going to Potbelly’s and Five Guys, it’s horrendous. Police are everywhere, but won’t do a damn thing to stop it. Maybe we just have to blast their phones and twitter with complaints until something is done?

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