The management at Harvey Hall apartments in Arlington said last week that improvements have been made at the 115-unit building since Arlington County housing inspectors cited the building for code violations this spring.
Owners of the building, cited by county inspectors for 62 code violations, have had the roof patched, have corrected more than half the cited problems and are making progress toward further repairs, Harvey Hall managing engineer Mike Pinto said last week.
The roof, which had leaked badly during recent heavy rains, no longer leaks, said Pinto, who added that permanent repairs are planned. Only two apartments on the top floor had water damage from leaks in the roof, he said. Those apartments, which county inspectors had declared uninhabitable, were vacant last week, said Pinto.
An official with Equidyne Properties II, the New York-based company that owns the 20-year-old building, said the management plans to repair all the apartments at Harvey Hall, located at 850-860 S. Greenbriar St.
Pinto said he was not aware of many of the problems listed by the county until the inspection this spring.
"Of the 62 code violations that were given to me by Arlington County, 59 were never called in [to management] by tenants, so how am I supposed to know what was wrong?" Pinto asked.
He said tenant complaints in the past year about the lack of hot water and heat and a broken elevator have been resolved. Equidyne plans to fix remaining deficiencies at the building, according to Pinto and Peter Pantelic, an Equidyne official.