Nearby residents were already wary of potential crime activity taking advantage of the empty building and grounds. But recently landscaping upkeep seems to have ceased, adding to the problem - and potentially attracting new ones.
In contrast to the meticulous maintenance of the landscaping around Equity One's commercial properties across the street, and at single-family homes along Westbard, the nursing home is now standing out for the wrong reasons.
|Looking toward Ridgefield Road|
along Westbard Avenue
Equity One has done an excellent job of upgrading safety at Westwood Center II and the Westwood Shopping Center, particularly with new lighting. Hopefully it can address this issue soon - it's not likely to earn points with residents in the development process ahead by allowing the nursing home property to deteriorate like this.
|Looking toward River Road|
from Ridgefield Road in
front of the vacant nursing home