Springfield Gardens apartment complex condemned by City of Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – No heat, no hot water and a sewage leak in the basement: That’s what city code enforcement said, leading to the conviction of the 683-687 State Street.

Now a mother of two from Springfield is trying to figure out where she will live.

“I just keep a happy face, nothing happens, just go with it,” resident Dayrisol Morales said. “I can’t sit down and complain about it. I have to shake things up. »

She has lived at 685 State Street for nearly two years. She said the building had no hot water for days and that’s when the tenants called a city inspector. The sentencing notice came out on Friday.

Since then, she’s been trying to figure out when she’s supposed to get out of the building and what’s next. She told 22News that she called the owner of the property, Springfield Gardens, several times.

“The only answer we got was ‘understand,'” Dayrisol said. “So we don’t have an explanation. We don’t even know what’s going on until the health inspector puts this paper on every door.

However, the city’s deputy director of code enforcement, Keith O’Connor, told 22News off-camera that it’s up to the landlord to find suitable housing for the tenants.

Dayrisol said she discovered it after her 13-year-old daughter found this notice on the door and now Dayrisol is trying to figure out what she and her two children are going to do.

“Honestly, I think my only option will have to be to get storage [unit] and probably go to a shelter or something,” she said. “And I’m probably not the only one.”

O’Connor said an inspector reported on Monday that hot water had been restored to the building, but there was still no heat.

22News reached out to Springfield Gardens and the company that owns them, Schweb Partners LLC, neither responded.


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