Liberty Square, Miami's oldest, and by many measures its most notorious, housing project, will be completely demolished and rebuilt, in hopes to cure the decades of high crime that have plagued the place. When it was built in the 1936, Liberty Square was originally considered a "quiet, pleasant" community until conditions began to deteriorate in the '60s, and '70s, and riots broke out in the '80s. Now there are rat infestations, moldy walls, and 43 people were shot in and around the community in the first six months of last year. The new project will be built in phases, along with a project on the land where the Liberty Gardens project once stood.
· Liberty Square housing project to be razed, redeveloped [Miami Herald]
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