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The Sandhill-Texas Alley area is located off of Highway 81 (Washington Street). These predominately African-American neighborhoods are comprised of single-family homes and duplexes. Many of the properties located within these neighborhoods are renter-occupied properties in various states of disrepair.

It appears this area has the largest number of boarded and vacant structures in the entire city. Asbestos siding, peeling paint, illegal dumping, and failing porch systems are primary health, safety and welfare concerns for the neighborhood. High crime rates associated with drug abuse and vagrancy contribute to further neighborhood disinvestment.