56 units at the Marion Street property are “vacant and uninhabitable”
HighRise Ops Staff
COLUMBIA, South Carolina – WLTX reports that the Columbia Housing Authority will move residents out the Marion Street High Rise apartments in May due to safety concerns and “obsolescence” of the building.
Housing Authority CEO Ivory Matthews says 56 units at the Marion Street property are “vacant and uninhabitable” due to the leading water supply lines and sewer disposal lines.
“All lines at the property are run through a block chase that was coated with a sulfur product used as a fire retardant at the time of construction of the building more than 40 years ago,” Matthews said.
The building also has many other deferred maintenance items.