Sadly, the problems continue at West Village. Although the concept was/is sound, the execution has been extremely poor. Crime appears to have dramatically increased, and the owners have recently hired off-duty Dallas police to supplement the security force on weekends---- this was after a large brawl in front of Nikita.
With respect to the residential component, the originally more up-market concept has apparently been abandoned. Maintenance has been cut back dramatically, with common areas in the residential hallways now routinely filthy and littered with debris. Additionally, residential tenants had their reserved parking privileges revoked, but are now actually banned from parking in the retail parking areas, due to the underparking situation. Also, most of the handicapped parking spaces have been illegally restriped and valet parkers have been staking a claim to the public parking along McKinney (although I did see a policeman physically removing the cones and throwing them on the sidewalk last week). Noise levels well in excess of code have continued to be a problem. Although the front-line property managers have been sympathetic, the owners have proven to be largely indifferent. Indeed, they bizarrely insist that trash be removed by using high-decibel leaf blowers at 7 a.m. most mornings (including Sundays!).
Understandably, most of the more expensive residential units have been or are in the process of being vacated and the project appears to be repositioned as more of an upscale college-dorm type living situation. Quite a shame, considering that with more sophisiticated planning and management, the mixed-use aspect of the project could have been a great deal more successful.