A couch, inflatable pool for children, stroller and various tools are among the clutter in front of the Shady Pines Apartments in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Next to the apartment complex is a boarded up home with warning signs that state "Caution: Hazardous Conditions" and "No Trespassing."
One woman, who lives in a one-bedroom apartment at the complex and did not want her name to be printed, told The Press her family already planned on leaving Shady Pines prior to learning that plans are in the works to demolish the complex, as well as the boarded-up home, to make way for a new development called "The Lake Apartments." Shady Pines, located on the north side of Eighth Street and Mullan Avenue, is run down and the water leaks every time they turn it on, she said. "I'm surprised we've lived here for two years," she added. "It's not a good place for children to be"/Keith Cousins, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.