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Tent City founder working to revitalize burned apartment complex

Frank Morrison Frank Morrison

An apartment complex in East Lubbock is getting a facelift after much of it burned last May.

Former city councilman and one of Tent City's founding fathers, Frank Morrison, bought Coronado Village, formally known as the Spanish Oaks Apartments, on East 28th Street last July.

Now he's remodeling it to provide proper housing for many of Lubbock's lower income families.

Morrison says Coronado Village is just one aspect of a bigger picture called The Coronado Project.

"My vision has been to demolish this burned building and to build a daycare and after school program facility for the kids," Morrison said.

When the apartments went up in flames last year, Morrison said that was God telling him he needed to help.

But the apartments were in worse conditions than he expected.

"There are some of them that are bug infested. There are some of them that have rodent droppings throughout and they were just what I consider unlivable," Morrison said.

Morrison hopes to fund the project through grants and is working toward making it a non-profit organization.

Tonight at 10, we'll introduce you to a resident who says he has already seen huge improvements in living conditions.

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