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Apartment complex to be vacated by Sept. 30

Midwest Pointe Apartments in Midwest City. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

An Oklahoma County judge agreed with a request by the City of Midwest City to vacate an apartment complex due to safety concerns.

The Midwest Pointe Apartments, 403 Silverwood Dr., has been declared dilapidated and unsafe by the city due to structural issues, water damage, leaks in ceilings, and mold in several of the buildings.

The city issued emergency orders that all tenants must vacate the property by Aug. 1.

Silverwood Estates, LLC, which owns the property, filed for both a temporary and permanent injunction, blocking the city’s efforts to vacate the property. The judge granted the request due to concerns about hot temperatures and relocation of tenants.

The apartment owner is also seeking an inverse condemnation, as they believe the city is “effectively condemning” the property without just compensation or due process, according to their lawsuit.

Last Thursday, Judge Natalie Mai lifted the temporary injunction. She ordered that the apartment complex must be vacated by Sept. 30 and no new residents can move in until repairs are made.

The property owner must erect a security fence around the entire complex. The city will have access to all vacant apartment units and can also access any occupied units with approval from the tenants.

A new engineering report will be completed including a timeline for repairs.

The property owner’s claim of inverse condemnation will continue.

At Thursday’s hearing, the judge heard from representatives of Silverwood Estates, the City of Midwest City and Legal Aid, which is helping current and former tenants at Midwest Pointe Apartments.

About 20-25 of the 125 units in the apartment complex are still occupied as of last week. City attorney Don Maisch said Legal Aid’s representative said their tenants could meet the Sept. 30 deadline.

Maisch said city leaders are satisfied with the judge’s decision.

“We got pretty much everything that we wanted for help and the safety of the residents,” he said. “Our case deals with safety issues and the safety of the tenants.”

He said the ruling will allow the city to better evaluate the condition of the buildings and ensure that property repairs are made before they can lease to new tenants.

While the temporary injunction has been lifted, Silverwood Estates’ claim of inverse condemnation will proceed. Maisch believes it could be 18-24 months before the case is heard.


  1. Samantha Mills on September 2, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Are you all bills paid at all need one bedroom for myself only get SSI every month on the first name is Samantha Mills and my mom is my payee of my ssi

    • Benny Wells on September 4, 2023 at 9:41 pm

      You should read the article again. The entire complex must be vacated by the end of this month.

    • Lisa on September 5, 2023 at 8:12 pm

      Samantha, try hud apartments. We finally found my disabled 27 old daughter receiving SSI an apartment at 44/Indepence in OKC. FOR SENIORS AND ELDERLY ONLY.

      • Lisa on September 5, 2023 at 8:13 pm

        Seniors and disabled* only.

  2. Melissa Dyer on September 3, 2023 at 7:31 am

    The Ridge Apartment complex needs to be investigated regarding the same issues.

    • Sherry on September 8, 2023 at 12:57 pm

      pleased investigate the Ridge Apartments, we are having so many issues, we have been back and forth with better business bureau, also stayed on the phone with Vesta Properties (management group in Tulsa) and is still experiencing no A/C, water leaks, different breeds of roaches. growing mold because of the constant water leaking under the so-called tile on the floor.
      The lesson that I learned is to please read reviews and take them seriously.

  3. Lynn B on September 4, 2023 at 4:22 am

    So, if repairs/updates are made, what kind of increase in rent is going to happen for “new” tenants?
    Because they’re going to be the ones who pay for the repairs, that’s for sure.
    Maybe this time the owners will require monthly inspections of the units to where if they see that it’s being treated with no respect and not cleaned properly, then they can evict those who destroy the units. You can’t always call a landlord a “slumlord” just because they finally stop trying to fix up what others destroy on a regular basis. Why not be honest and say that there are slum tenants who have no respect for themselves, their living spaces or other people and their things?

    • Yura Nidiot on September 5, 2023 at 10:10 pm

      Hi Lynn B,

      Judging from this comment your reading comprehension may not be up to par with most, so I will assist you in understanding what the article says. The article says that the units have been declared DILAPIDATED and UNSAFE due to STRUCTURAL ISSUES, WATER DAMAGE, LEAKS IN CEILINGS AND MOLD IN SEVERAL OF THE BUILDINGS. Now, I’m not quite sure how these “slum tenants” would be responsible for structural issues, water damage to the point where there is leaks in ceilings as well as mold, but I would love to know. And the fact that it’s not just one building, BUT THE ENTIRE COMPLEX, tells me that it’s a landlord issue, and not somehow a bunch of “slum tenants”. And as someone that currently rents, I all too well understand awful management and I consider myself lucky to not have this kind of incompetence despite all the issues my current apartment complex gives me. I would suggest using your brain more often to avoid these kinds of confusions in the future. If that’s even possible for you.

      Yura Nidiot.

      • Sarah Johnson on September 8, 2023 at 5:47 am

        You’re Rude. Tenants can tear up things. Structurally break walls. Spill water, not clean up spills, not run AC and environment is moist. That causes mold. In this situation, I think tenants and landlord can BOTH be responsible. Often times, low-income apartments can be slumy. Tenants DON’T care about the property, may not have money to truly take care of their apartment. I think with enough wear & tear (holes in walls, wet carpet, especially wet/moist environments) apartments can become dilapidated. Tenant & landlord fault. Don’t belittle others. Not appropriate.

      • Jenae on September 8, 2023 at 4:03 pm

        I think what the post you replied off of was basically saying that when it does get fixed they will find somebody cheap to fix them open back up but then charge so much and rent more than what those apartments are actually Worth to rent out to get all their money back. But there is a permanent complex on Council that has the same issues yet they allowed their tenants who were there to stay and they got it first Hands-On to upgrade their Apartments before they started working on the vacant ones but they are still open. You do not have to be rude you were reading only reading what was typed so you took it out of context and made it read the way your brain read it. It’s people like you that make this world shitty instead of just being nice and helping somebody. That long message could have just been explaining to her in a nicer way

      • Rich on September 8, 2023 at 11:15 pm

        Yura, Why are you screaming when answering the question? Either you’re Sam Kinnison or you think you need to be the center of attention. When you type in caps that’s called yelling or screaming. It’s considered rude on a communication device..

  4. Sissy Crowe on September 5, 2023 at 10:49 am

    I’ve been a delivery person in Mwc and those apartments really need to come down! The stairs aren’t safe, they’re rickety. And either you sweat in the summer or freeze in the winter. And there ain’t nobody wanting to put the money in to fix them right! Just half ass.

  5. Annette Hill on September 6, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Someone needs to invest in the complex fix them up real nice new everything oh it can be done if I was a investor I would buy the company complex and when open up to rent I will take no section 8 I will due a background check have a job no hanging out I will have a security company gate in gate out …

  6. Norma Harley on September 7, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    I lived in these apartments for 11 years and let me tell you they need to not only be condemned they need to be torn down.

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