Cadillac Heights, Dallas
Peter Johnson, a community activist, said that Cadillac Heights was "a community that was poisoned; the earth had been polluted. And it stunk. Most of those people were sick with cancer and kidney problems. The children had birth defects and some had lead poisoning. The city didn’t pay attention to their problems. Lead was a part of that community for a long time."
The community is in proximity to Downtown Dallas. Henry Tatum of The Dallas Morning News said "Americans have spent years calling prestigious products the Cadillac of this or the Cadillac of that. Cadillac Heights isn't the Cadillac of residential neighborhoods." The community, located in proximity to the Trinity River, consists of 200 small frame houses, which were mostly built in the 1940s. Metal industries, a meat packing plant, and a water treatment facility surround the houses on three sides. The streets are narrow and thinly paved. The neighborhood has few walkable sidewalks, dirt ravines, and no concrete curbs. Pit bulls wander freely on those streets. The neighborhood floods easily. The Cadillac Heights Levee was proposed to protect the community.
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