The infamous 8-foot iron fence that for two decades has separated Dunbar Village from the rest of the city is slowly coming down.
In about six months, nine modern townhouses will line Tamarind Avenue in the public housing community, which drew national attention in 2007 as the site where a mother and her 12-year-old son were gang-raped.
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- Opened in 1940 and located in West Palm Beach’s Coleman Park neighborhood. It originally consisted of 246 residences. It was named after Paul Laurence Dunbar, a 19th-century American poet.
- Currently consists of 138 residences with nine new townhouses being constructed
- Made international headlines in 2007 following the gang rape of a mother and her 12-year-old son in the complex.