Homes bulldozed to improve Western Independence neighborhood
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — On Monday, two homes in Western Independence were brought down by heavy equipment to make room for neighborhood improvements.
The Independence School District said it has relied on a number of partners, both public and private, to “create the kind of neighborhood stability that students crave and studies show enable academic success.”
After the rubble is cleared away at 715 Overton, two new homes and a renovated home will fill the space.
This is the second renovation of the Twelve Blocks West project. The first took down an apartment complex that neighbors said was being used by drug dealers. According to Independence School District spokesperson Nancy Lewis, two new homes were built in that space.