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Residents of Ninth Street Park neighborhood see city improvements as positive first step

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Residents near a downtown Columbus park told city officials that they are encouraged by neighborhood improvements, but want the efforts to continue long-term.

City officials see the Ninth Street Park efforts as a blueprint to help other troubled neighborhoods in Columbus.

City officials and residents near the Ninth Street Park at Ninth and Short Wilson streets met at Second Baptist Church Tuesday night to discuss changes and improvements made since a November meeting. Last year, residents complained of criminal activity at the park including vandalism, drug offenses, fights and threats.

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