The area is fairly safe. The only time that it can get a little iffy is during school events, like when rivals play eachother in basketball or football, but even then, there is a lot of police presence to keep things under control. Since it is very near Concordia College, there is a lot of students walking around the area. Since the parking lots for the schools are pretty visible from the busy streets, there isn't a lot of risk that if you were to find yourself alone, walking out to your car, that anything is going to happen to you. I work for the police department, and can't recall very many police calls to that immediate area.