Police calls for service at 550 Abernathy apartment complex have decreased as expected.
The apartment community has 224 units, 89 of which were for AIA students. Many police calls were related to AIA students, said Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.
AIA students are now housed at the former Residence Inn on Barfield Road, now called the Hub.
Sandy Springs homeowners have concerns about apartment crime. “Apartments complexes only account for four percent of our land mass,” said .
Apartments have 54 percent of property crime and more than 50 percent of violent crime. “We’ve got to keep pressure in neighborhoods because we don’t want that to get displaced out of apartments into the neighborhoods. Our job is to displace it out of Sandy Springs,” said Sult at the meeting.
Kim Resnik, AIA regional public relations manager said 15 percent of students live in college-sponsored housing. “We’ve got student apartments at a few different complexes so we are not overwhelming any one particular place,” she said.
While students are no longer officially housed at 500 Abernathy there is a potential of moving the problem from one location to another.
“We want to do whatever we need to do to provide a safe environment for our students,” Resnik said. “We have a conduct policy that is distributed to every student. Our students are expected to follow laws."
Other AIA housing locations for students include Tuscany at Lindbergh, Dunwoody Station and Dunwoody Courtyard.