(LaPorte, IN) - A local official is preparing for an apartment building in LaPorte possibly getting condemned. More than 40 people live at Maple Tree Apartments across from the YMCA.
Mayor Tom Dermody has vowed to condemn the property. Center Township Trustee Lisa Pierzakowski says that would mean over 40 residents would be displaced. Pierzakowski says she’s getting ready to assist those folks just in case the city shuts it down. Dermody says the apartment building is deplorable and the owner, so far, has not been willing to work with the city on improving the facility.
The mayor is also targeting a multi-unit residential property known as “The Compound” along McClung Road near Clear Lake.