Residents In Augusta’s ‘Sand Hill’ Neighborhood Ordered Out Of Apartment House
Residents of an apartment building at 6 York St. in the 'Sand Hill' neighborhood of Augusta were ordered out of their homes by city officials. The building was not condemned, but multiple safety concerns have fire, code enforcement and health officer concerned for tenants' welfare.The building had safety code violations that included a lack of working smoke detectors, undersized windows and blocked exits.
Also, boarded up windows appeared to be infested with bed bugs and fleas.
Three residents were forced to leave the building. One unit in the building was vacant and the first floor apartment residents were moving out anyway.
The building was built in 1928 and is valued by the city at $103,300, according to assessing records.
The owner of the building owns more than 30 properties in the city, most of them apartment buildings.