The Barbara Worth Apartments are owned and managed by the Lotus Apartments next door. I'm leaving this review here, because it's really a review of whoever owns both properties.
I am editing my review and changing it to a 4-star. Shortly after posting my review on yelp, The Lotus management got in contact with me hoping to make our living arrangement better. We sent them a laundry list of issues with our particular unit, and we came to the conclusion that moving us to a different unit would be best for us all. (Hopefully they will be fixing the issues before the next tenants move into our old one!)
Our new unit has almost none of issues the old one had. There are minimal cracks in the ceiling and the front door hasn't been kicked in before. The hardwood floors have been well-maintained, so no more splinters! The radiators actually have adjusting knobs, so no more dying of heat! And finally, the unusual bathroom installations are non-existent, so the toilet isn't under the bathroom sink!!
We had issues finding parking before, but things seem to have changed drastically. There seems to always be a spot now, and we haven't had to park on the street in months! And there used to be dog poop literally everywhere outside. I think enough people complained, because they installed a second dog waste station, and there are a lot less poop-bombs to avoid lately.
There are still a few issues we have with the building that we hope get addressed in the near future. We know that in order for the building to keep its "historic" title that some repairs will take longer and/or will cost more. The main issues being:
*The water heater still doesn't work that well. Although it doesn't go completely out as often as it used to. We do often have to take lukewarm showers, though.
*The front door to the building looks like it's been kicked/pushed in a few too many times. It's not terribly secure and it can be forced open.
Our experience with the Lotus management has improved greatly over the last few months. We really hope this is an upward trend!