Troy City Council subpoenas owner of evacuated apartment buildings

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In a rare move, the Troy City Council has voted to subpoena the owners of the Harbour Point Gardens Apartments. This comes two weeks after dozens of tenants were suddenly evacuated because of safety concerns.

New photos taken Thursday during a follow-up code inspection paint a picture of just some of the safety concerns on the exterior of the buildings.

Fifty-eight units in the apartment complex were suddenly evacuated on June 22. People who live there were not given a notice.

This all started when tenants complained about the safety of the buildings.
The city says its code department reached out to the property owners, Lexington Properties, LLC, on May 9.

After a structural report was complete, city officials deemed the complex unsafe. They determined the brick wall on the outside of several buildings was in danger of collapsing and injuring residents.

Now more than two weeks later, tenants still have nowhere to go, and very little answers. They’re also being asked to still pay rent, they said.

Hear from some of the frustrated residents by watching the video of Caitlin Irlas story.