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Dellwood apartment complex may come down

Years after an apartment complex was deemed unlivable, the city is finally taking action that could lead to its removal once and for all.
Dellwood Apartments
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Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 11:12 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - Years after an apartment complex was deemed unlivable, the city is finally taking action that could lead to its removal once and for all.

The Dellwood apartment complex near Mines Road was cited for code violations in 2016, was damaged by a storm in 2017 and deemed unlivable that same year, and was damaged by a fire believed to be arson in 2019.

The structure and debris remain to this day.

Newly elected council member for district seven Vanessa Perez brought the issue to her first city council meeting this week.

She says an existing city ordinance allows them to be more aggressive with these types of structures.

While demolition is the most aggressive remedy, Perez says it makes the most sense for this property.

The next step is to take the matter before the Building Standards Board.

There is a 30 to 90 day window, and Perez expects the matter to be resolved in a few months at no financial burden to taxpayers.

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