Photos: Can Melvin White Save Dr. Martin Luther King Drive?

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Melvin White and his partners at BSA are planning to turn this long-vacant lot into "Legacy Park," which they hope will become the catalyst of a community revival in the area.

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White, the man in purple, pitches to a steady stream of non-profits and volunteer groups already active in north city. For more info on BSA and its mission, check out its website.

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Follow Danny Wicentowski on Twitter at @D_Towski. E-mail the author at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com

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Brian Mull
Brian Mull

Smok Eingspirit, dude, seriously? That is about 8 minutes I'll never get back. Smh

Roy Kissel
Roy Kissel

what a waste of time the crime rate is not gonna change so why try lol

Robert Vroman
Robert Vroman

Anyone who wants to try, there are several properties on MLK going up for tax auction for a few grand, on Tuesday 5-20-14, 9a at Civil Courts building. Plenty others in Benton Park, Marine Villa, and Hyde Park. Message me for details.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

I strongly agree with Melvin White. When I go to that area of town, all I see is potential. I am sure there are millions of ideas of what to do and how to do it, But...until the crime is under control in N. City, ...people will be reluctant to invest and plant roots there. Unless the investors are those who don't have much to lose. The kids in the area who are graduating high school/college now need to be shown how to do what needs to be done. The new generation will have to be the ones to revitalize the area they grew up in.

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