Some residents from Parkview Apartments are not optimistic they will return this week
For two weeks, dozens of people who live at Parkview Apartments in Albany have been displaced due to a power outage. Some are growing inpatient and don’t believe they will be able to return to their apartments this week. Parkview management told the tenants they should be able to return on Wednesday.
It was on February 5, when nearly 50 people had to be evacuated.
Water got into the main electric at Parkview. This caused a major electrical failure. People on a couple floors lost power. Once the problem is fixed, everyone who was displaced will be able to return. News Channel 13 caught up with Patricia Rogers and William Rathbun on Sunday. They are staying at the Comfort Inn in Latham.
They have been displaced for 14 days. They previously were staying at the Comfort Inn in Glenmont. They, along with many of their neighbors, were transported from that hotel to their current location due to a convention.
Rogers and Rathbun have touched base with some of their neighbors. Many are disabled and elderly. Many people are anxious to get back to their apartments.
News Channel 13 reached out to the property manager for the apartment complex Sunday. We did not hear back by deadline.
Rick LaJoy is the Director of the Department of Buildings & Regulatory Compliance for the city of Albany.
He says progress has been made. He confirms that the Feb. 22 is still the day the tenants should be able to return.