Midwest Pointe Apartments cited for numerous structural issues, leaks, and mold
Residents of a local apartment complex were put on notice.
Midwest City officials declared the Midwest Pointe Apartments, 403 Silverwood Dr., as dilapidated property and asked all residents to vacate the property by Aug. 1.
The apartment complex has been condemned by the city due to structural issues, water damage, leaks in ceilings, and mold in several of the buildings.
City staff issued emergency notices to apartments on Tuesday afternoon.
The emergency notices explained that, per state statute, the apartment complex no longer meets minimum housing standards and was declared dilapidated by the City Council of Midwest City. The unsafe and hazardous conditions existing at the facility require that all apartments in the complex be vacated by Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
On May 16, the city council received a report from multiple members of city staff identifying hazardous conditions and code violations throughout the complex. The owner and the management company for the complex were put on notice that issues within the facility needed to be addressed immediately. As of June 20, city staff has received only a partial engineering report for Midwest Pointe Apartments and an incomplete building permit application.
The Midwest Pointe complex has been cited for 64 code violations dating back to November 2019 that range from structural damage to routine maintenance. Staff was unable to locate permits for any repairs made to the facility. Pictures from within the complex show makeshift structural supports and failing staircases.
Due to rapidly deteriorating conditions, staff has moved as quickly as possible to notify the residents of the complex. To help aid in their relocation efforts, Midwest City staff has compiled a resource list for those needing assistance. The list includes direct contact information for agencies that may be able provide help. These lists were also distributed to each door in Midwest Pointe and posted on all vehicles parked in the complex.
City staff will closely monitor conditions as residents relocate. As the complex becomes vacant, the City will require that each separate building stay secured. Barring a major renovation plan and immediate actions being taken by the owner of Midwest Pointe, the dilapidation process would include demolition of the complex at an undetermined date.