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'm redoing my entire review because the management team over at the Lotus has really changed things around. We had a lot of issues with our apartment when we first moved in. They've really taken care of us and helped us through almost all of our issues.
If you're looking for a cheaper apartment in a great location, this one might be for you. The Barbara Worth complex is old, crusty and in need of revitalization. But when something breaks (and believe me it will), the maintenance crew responds quickly and will do the best they can.
A couple of things to make sure you're okay with before you move in:
The walls are lathe and plaster. Of all the units we've seen, the plaster is cracking. This building is old, so there is asbestos to worry about!
The floors are hardwood, but some of the previous tenants didn't care for them. Be cautious of splinters.
For heating, this complex only has radiators. Some of the units have adjusting knobs, others don't. Depending on where your unit is, you might be boiling in the winter.
This complex is located in the middle of downtown, there are homeless shelters and halfway houses closeby. The front door to the building has been broken into multiple times and our clothes have been stolen from the laundry facility.
Some of the units have comically small bathrooms. One of them has the toilet almost directly under the sink! And almost all of the kitchens are tiny.
All-in-all, this complex isn't the worst place to live. At least, with the current team of people that are taking care of the property.